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Posted at 6:49 PM ET, 12/ 8/2010

Quoted: John Lennon's final rebuke to his fans

By The Reliable Source

Lennon in December 1980 (AP File photo)



"What they want is dead heroes, like Sid Vicious and James Dean. I'm not interested in being a dead [expletive] hero. . .so forget 'em."


-- John Lennon griping about young fans in an interview recorded three days before his December 1980 death and largely forgotten until journalist Jonathan Cott retrieved the tapes from his closet. The full Q&A appears in the new Rolling Stone.

By The Reliable Source  | December 8, 2010; 6:49 PM ET
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I believe he was referring to critics, not fans.

Posted by: LuckyDeb61 | December 8, 2010 9:57 PM | Report abuse

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