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Date of Birth 10 September 1939Blackpool, England, UK
Date of Death 1 April 2015Mallorca, Spain  (cancer)
Birth NameCynthia Lillian Powell
Nickname Cyn
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Cynthia Powell was born to Charles Edwin and Lillian Powell on September 10, 1939 in Blackpool, England. Is the mother of John Charles Julian Lennon, born April 8, 1963. John Lennon had planned to marry Cynthia Powell in a later date, but they had to get married too soon after she informed him that she was pregnant. Remarried to Roberto Bassanini, a restaurant owner, and John Twist, an engineer. Was involved with Jim Christie, a motorcycle teacher, and is presently involved with former nightclub owner, Noel Charles. Met John Lennon at Liverpool College of Art in Liverpool, England in 1957 but they got involved in the summer of 1958. Published her autobiography, "A Twist of Lennon". Her ex-husband, John, tried to prevent the book from being published and sued her for libel. John lost the case.

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Spouse (4)

Noel Charles (7 June 2002 - 10 March 2013) (his death)
John Twist (1 May 1976 - 1983) (divorced)
Roberto Bassanini (1 August 1970 - 1973) (divorced)
John Lennon (23 August 1962 - 8 November 1968) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (14)

Studied at the Liverpool College of Art where she met John Lennon who was also a student.
Has two older brothers, Tony and Charles.
Family was from Hoylake but was evacuated to Blackpool during the war.
Mother of singer Julian Lennon.
Was the only Beatle wife to have her own fan club in the Sixties; was grateful to one group of fans who identified her for a security guard, when she'd forgotten her ID and he refused to let her back into the Beatles' hotel suite.
Hosted a TV talk-show in Britain in the mid-1980s; among her first guests was her son Julian, in a surprise planned by the producers. Cynthia remarked later that the interview was the first real conversation they'd ever had, as people.
Made friends with May Pang, who lived with John during his mid-70s separation from Yoko Ono, and appreciated May's efforts to get John to spend more time with son Julian. Stayed at May's apartment when she visited New York, in the early 1980s.
Had a "nose job" (rhinoplasty) during 1968, and was pleased with the results; the surgeon "gave me the right nose for my face." Then-husband John gave his support through the operation; all the same, he wrote later that Yoko Ono spared him from "having to live with my ex-wife's new nose."
Lived with motorcycle instructor Jim Christie from 1983 to 1999.
Is portrayed by Jennifer Ehle in Backbeat (1994).
On March 10, 2013, Cynthia became a widow when her husband Noel Charles passed away in his sleep after a 2 year battle of cancer. He died on Mother's Day (UK).
Lives in Spain with husband Noel Charles, former nightclub owner. 2005 released her second autobiography, "John" [2005]
Lives in France with boyfriend, nightclub owner, Noel Charles
Release of her book, "John". [2005]

Personal Quotes (1)

"What a lifetime in eight years." (describing her relationship with John Lennon)

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