(23 August 1962 - 8 November 1968) (divorced) (1 child)
Relationship with John Lennon
After a college party to celebrate the end of term, Lennon asked Powell if she would like to "go out" with him. She quickly replied that she was engaged to a young man in Hoylake, so he stormed off, shouting, "I didn't ask you to f**kin' marry me, did I?" He later approached her and asked if she would go to the Ye Cracke pub. She was confused when he ignored her all evening, but as she was ready to leave, he grabbed her hand and they went to a room Lennon's fellow student, Stuart Sutcliffe, was renting, where they had sex for the first time.
They began dating, with Lennon now referring to her as "Cyn". In the autumn of 1958, she ended her engagement to be with him, and he ended his relationship with another art student, Thelma Pickles. During the beginning of their relationship, they sometimes had intercourse in alleyways or shop doorways if ... View All »