Patricia Inder & John Lennon

John Lennon and Patricia Inder
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Patricia Inder and John Lennon dated from 1960 to August, 1962.

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Patricia Inder is a British Other.

British Musician John Lennon passed away on 8th Dec 1980 The Dakota, New York City, New York, USA aged 40. Born John Winston Lennon Stanley on 9th October, 1940 in Liverpool, Merseyside, North West England, UK and educated at Quarry Bank High School, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK, John Lennon is most remembered for The Beatles in a career that spanned 1957–1980 and 1957–1975, 1980 and 1956–1975, 1980. His zodiac sign is Libra.

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StatusDurationLength
Dating1960 - Aug 1962 2 years, 7 months
Total 1960 - Aug 1962 2 years, 7 months


On March 2009, filming began on a new movie charting the years when John Lennon was
an aspiring musician in Liverpool. For one woman in particular, it will be a
strange experience watching "Nowhere Boy".
Up to now, Patricia Inder has said little about her relationship with Lennon, so
her role in his story has been forgotten - she was the stunning beauty with whom
Lennon was having an affair while he seeing Cynthia Powell, who would become his
first wife.
`To those who weren`t there, the Beatles are these superstars, the biggest pop
group in history, but to me they were just my mates,` says Patricia. `We`d pick
up some chips from the shop, a few cigarettes and some cheap wine and go back to
a friend`s flat play records. We all loved rock `n` roll.
`John and I were friends before we became lovers and he was my first. I suppose
I`ve always loved him.
`For years I could not forget John because he was a Beatle and constantly on the
TV and in newspapers. And 50 years on, here we go again.`
Patricia still has the long hair that first entranced Lennon. Asked her age,
says she likes to call herself a `rock angel` - though the fact she met Lennon
in 1958, when she was 15 and he was 18, means she is now 66.
The band was then called The Silver Beetles and, as well as Lennon, Paul
McCartney and George Harrison (Ringo Starr joined a couple of years later),
included Stuart Sutcliffe, the bass guitarist who would die in 1962 from brain
haemorrhage aged just 21.
Pat recalls that after one gig, Paul came over and chatted up the girls.
`He said: "Sorry I didn`t play your request." I replied: "But I didn`t make
one."
He then introduced me to the band, who were sitting in the stairwell.
`They were all lovely. John had a great sense of humour and a big personality.
We all became mates.`
Patricia, the daughter of a docker and his school cook wife, had a crush
McCartney, but he had a girlfriend, Dot.
`We all just hung out together,` she says. `Paul and John would come back to my
mate Sue`s place and listen to rock roll, and they would scribble lyrics on of
paper they found.
`I`d go and see them play at the Cavern Club. There was such a buzz. I told a
friend they would be bigger than Cliff Richard: what an understatement.`
Patricia and Lennon became lovers in 1960, when she was 17 and he was 20.
`Until then, I hadn`t really been attracted to John,` says Patricia. `But you
know what they say - it`s in the kiss. After that I looked at him differently.`
It seems Lennon had planned the seduction of the virginal Patricia.
John said they were doing a gig on a boat on the Mersey and then they were
having a party at Sue`s flat, but I wasn`t to invite anyone else. So John and I
got back to the flat and no one else was there.
`I said: "Where is everyone?" He replied: "Oh, I forgot to tell you: it`s a
party for two, just you and me."
`He said he`d be gentle with me, which I realise sounds corny. Afterwards, we
lay wrapped in each other`s arms all night long.
`He was my first lover, and I fell madly in love. He was incredibly romantic.
He`d tell me I had beautiful eyes and kiss my eyelids.
`He often had his guitar with him and one lovely memory I have is of John and me
in bed, with me strumming and him playing the chords. John always wore his socks
in bed, I don`t know why. We talked about lots of things. He told me he had lost
his virginity in the graveyard of Liverpool Cathedral when he was 13, with an
older woman.
`I used to go to Nems`s record shop in Liverpool, which was owned by Brian
Epstein. I told him he should go down the Cavern to see The Beatles. One day he
did, and became their manager.`
It would have been perfect, had John not had an official girlfriend, Cynthia, a
middle-class girl he`d known since art school.
`I knew about her, but she didn`t know about me,` says Patricia. `John didn`t
often bring her to gigs, but I do remember one time he brought her to the
Cavern. He came up to me and said he`d be over later after he`d put Cynthia in a
taxi.
`Obviously, I wasn`t happy about the situation and I`d tell John I felt I was
wasting my time. His response was that one woman was never enough for a man.
`He would say he was torn between two blondes, that he loved Cynthia, but was in
love with me.
`I have nothing against Cynthia. In fact, I`d love to meet her because we`d have
a lot to talk about.`
Despite his two-timing, Pat soon discovered John was insecure.
`He thought he was ugly and would ask me what I saw in him. When I told him The
Beatles would be big one day, he`d be surprised and say: "Do you really think
so?"`
One night, after a gig, she says Lennon asked her to marry him.
`We`d been to a restaurant, just John and I, and had a bottle of wine or two and
were a bit tipsy.
`We were in a narrow alleyway when John suddenly said: "Marry me Pat." I was so
young and could not believe it, so I just kept saying: "Stop messing about,
John." The next day it was forgotten.`
Instead, in August 1962, Lennon married Cynthia after they discovered she was
pregnant with their son, Julian.
Paul McCartney took Patricia to one side during a trip to Hamburg. `He said to
me: "Pat, I think you should know: John has got married to Cynthia and she`s
pregnant.
`It was a terrible shock. I was devastated. I bumped into him at the Cavern and
he said we could carry on as before, but I didn`t want to. I was heartbroken.`
Soon afterwards, The Beatles became superstars and left Liverpool - and Pat -
behind them.
On 1965 she saw her first love for the final time after wangling a backstage pass at a
gig at Hammersmith Odeon.
`My friend and I had to fight our way through the crowd to the dressing room.
And there was John. He was combing his hair, but when he saw me he dropped it
and said: "It`s the love of my life."
`He picked me up, swung me around and kissed me. We only had a few minutes to
talk because he had to go on stage.`
She occasionally bumped into mutual friends of hers and Lennon.
`One or two people said he used to ask after me and said he`d love to see me
again,` she says.
Patricia says she had a weird dream the night Lennon was shot in 1980.
`I woke up at about 4am, which was just after he`d been killed,` she says. `I`d
had a dream there was a big hole in the ground. Someone was saying: "Help me!"
But I couldn`t see them.
`The next day I heard the news. I felt shock and disbelief, it was terrible. He
was such a lovely man.`
`John spoilt it for me,` she says. `He made me think all men were as romantic,
funny and talented as him.
`John was special, he really was. Wouldn`t it have been great if I had married
him after he proposed? Things may have turned out very differently for both of us.`

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Name
Patricia Inder
John Lennon
Patricia Inder
John Lennon
Occupation
Other
Musician
Hair Color
Blonde
Brown - Light
Eye Color
Brown - Dark
Brown - Light
Nationality
British
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