Exclusive : Beatle John Lennon's bi-sexual orgies
A new book claims that former Beatle John Lennon indulged in bi-sexual orgies.
Former pop mogul Jonathan King who has sold over 40 million records reveals the tale in his just released autobiography 65 My Life So Far.
There have been persistent rumours about Lennon's sexuality over the years especially concerning his manager and the discoverer of The Beatles, Brian Epstein.
Lennon's first wife Cynthia, whom John married in 1968 but also had been living with since his art school days and possibly knew the Beatle better than anyone detailed in her 2004 book John the complicated relationship between Lennon and Epstein.
Although she denies it was sexual she does concede it was an extremely complex relationship with Lennon at times being excessively cruel to Epstein whist at the same time expressing his deep admiration for the man.
When Brian Epstein committed suicide in 1967 it was said that he was upset at the possibility of losing management of The Beatles. Close friends of Epstein have said that he was distraught at the thought of losing his influence with Lennon who they said he was obsessed with.
Cynthia says Lennon, assassinated in New York in 1980 was devastated by the news of Epstein's death and appeared to be much more deeply affected than the other members of the pop group.
A contemporary of Epstein's, the rock band manager Simon Napier-Bell relates a tale of receiving a long rambling phone message about Lennon from Epstein on his answering machine the night the Beatles manager killed himself. The openly gay Napier-Bell has said in interviews that he believed that Brian Epstein was deeply in awe of Lennon's intellect and that he had told him that he and Lennon had actually slept together twice.
Jonathan King had his first massive hit record in 1965 with his song "Everyones Gone To The Moon" whilst he was still a university undergraduate and went onto have a string of pop hits over the years as well as producing records for top bands like 10CC and Genesis and working with bands like Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Whitesnake, He ran his own record company, stood for Parliament, hosted TV shows and wrote for newspapers and produced the Eurovision Song Contest.
He also did a stint in jail over sex allegations which he claims he is innocent of and currently has an appeal over that court case before the European Court of Human Rights. He now writes regular features for Inside Times, a publication for prisoners in British jails and is an active pro-prisoner's rights campaigner.
King says in his book that "two or three times" in the 60s, Lennon stayed over at his flat with with several young ladies and was perfectly happy to indulge in a multi-gender session of stimulation.