For a birthday present Yoko knitted John a tie, and a diamond and ruby American flag brooch, about $75,000. John pinned in on himself right away and paraded around the studio with it on. Shortly after John returned from the bathroom, someone asked “Hey, John where’s the brooch?” John went pale and ran back to the bathroom where he found the brooch on the floor next to the toilet. He then posed for the photo above showing him sheepishly showing off the brooch with a smile of relief!
For 50 years, the rock icon has turned his struggle into songs, his unrest into performance. Today, as he wraps up a top-selling tour and publishes a 500-page memoir, he is coming to terms with life out on the wire.