John Lennon is the subject of a new documentary focusing on his split from Yoko Ono in the early '70s. ‘The Lost Weekend: A Love Story’ is told through the eyes of Lennon’s then girlfriend, May Pang.
Working as John and Yoko's assistant at the time, May said, “Yoko walked into my office and said, ‘John and I are not getting along. I want you to go out with him.'”
May protested, saying, “‘Are you kidding? I can’t do that, he’s my employer, he’s my boss. He’s your husband.'”
She then said her protests fell on deaf ears and the two of them began an 18-month relationship in what became known as Lennon's "Lost Weekend."
May said, "It's very hard because I just have his image and then I think about, you know, being in the recording studio with him, and him writing songs at home. You know, it just conjures up a lot of images. It's all rolled into one."
Their relationship came to an end on November 28th, 1974 when Lennon turned in what turned out to be his final performance, with Elton John at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Yoko Ono was in the audience and backstage after the show. She talked about Lennon’s final performance, saying, "John was like, really like usually on a stage he was his macho self, you know. And here everybody was applauding him and the whole house was shaking actually, like an earthquake. And I saw John bow like five, six times and I thought, 'That's not John that I know. He must be feeling so lonely.' And I felt so bad that I started to cry."
The Lost Weekend: A Love Story will open in theaters on April 13th.
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