A cruel, greedy, selfish monster: A peac... self-obsession
The brutal truth is that from the very beginning Lennon was by nature a bad boy: disaffected, dissolute and idle, quick with his fists or with a cutting rebuke. By no stretch of the imagination was he kind or sympathetic.
Even his most admiring biographers struggle to justify his cruel streak, his eagerness to sneer at anybody different, his mockery of Jews and homosexuals, his weird obsession with dwarves and deformities.
The real John Lennon always craved money. When their manager, Brian Epstein, secured them their first contract with record company EMI, Lennon's telegram simply asked: 'When are we going to be millionaires?'