Reference Library: Sean's Conspiracy Theories
Subject: Sean Lennon's Conspiracy Theories
Date: April 13, 1998
On the TV news (channel 7 in Boston) there was a
quick announcement that John Lennon's son Sean
had made some sort of statement regarding the
murder of his father. The statement was that he (Sean)
was convinced that the government (I assume CIA covert
activities) were behind the murder. There were no
real details on this .. and also no footage of Sean.
Does anyone have more information about this -?
f.y.i.: A british author had actually written a book
during the mid to late 80's that was titled "Did the
CIA assasinate John Lennon" (or something to that
affect .. can't remember the exact title or author).
That book disclosed many peculiararities about
Chapman including his miltary background and
the fact that he had detoured his flight from
Hawaii->Chicago->New York to Georgia to
meet with someone (also with some type of
military or intelligence background) to get
'hollow point' bullets (the type that explode
into fragments .. causing far more damage
than regular bullets - normal civilians can't
just get 'hollow point' bullets).
Has any new information surfaced -???
Jeff U wrote:
Here's something I found on Yahoo......
Monday April 13 8:54 PM ET
Sean Lennon's Conspiracy Theories
When Sean Lennon sings, he sounds like John Lennon. But when he talks, he
sounds uncannily like...Oliver Stone.
The 22-year-old offspring of Beatle John and Yoko Ono thinks a conspiracy
worthy of a three-hour Stone diatribe (see JFK) is behind his father's 1980
"He was a counterculture revolutionary, and the government takes that kind
of shit really seriously historically," the Columbia University dropout
tells this week's New Yorker.
Adds Sean: "[My father] was dangerous to the government. If he had said,
'Bomb the White House tomorrow,' there would have been 10,000 people who
would have done it. These pacifist revolutionaries are historically killed
by the government."
The official story fingers Mark David Chapman, noted Catcher in the Rye
enthusiast, as the lone assassin in the murder outside Lennon's Manhattan
Sean, who was 5 when his father died, begs to disagree with the official
"Anybody who thinks that Mark Chapman was just some crazy guy who killed my
dad for his personal interests is insane, I think, or very naive," he says.
Unlike Stone, Sean is not consumed with by conspiracy theories. He also
tends to a budding music career. His debut record, the Beach
Into the Sun, is building strong buzz.
Other tidbits from the New Yorker interview:
On his childhood: He led "as close to a normal childhood as one could have
if you were John Lennon's kid: the only thing that was different was that I
had only two detectives with guns following me everywhere."
On Yoko's advice regarding higher education: "My mother was like, 'Why are
you going to Columbia? Go to f--ing N.Y.U. and study art!"
On his collaboration with Yoko on her 1995 album, Rising: "I said, 'Mom,
let's make some Plastic Ono Band-style shit!'"
In the end, Sean Lennon says, his music will help set him apart from his
Besides, the son says, "if you go to a high school today and ask kids to
tell you the difference between John Lennon and Paul McCartney, they don't
even know what band they were in."
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