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Eleanor Bron: Eleanor was rumoured to have had a fling with John during the filming of "Help!", something which both of them frequently denied. John was married to Cynthia at this time, Eleanor had a serious boyfriend, and many of their friends and colleagues were around them while this alleged affair was supposed to have taken place, yet no-one has confirmed the affair. I have not found any quotes from any of their close friends confirming that this relationship took place, and so currently list it as merely a rumour.

Dorothy Courty: Described as "red nosed and dark haired", Dorothy was one of Lennon's art college gang. Despite being besotted with John and following him everywhere, the two were never a couple.

June Furlong: June was the twenty-seven year old model for the life class that John attended during his days at Liverpool college of Art. Frequently these weekly classes in room 71 were not supervised, and the fifteen students were left to their own devices, some dozing off in the warm atmosphere of the room. Whenever John were present he would attempt to disturb the class by gradually getting everyone in hysterical giggles, including June who would try in vain to stop her body from shaking for the benefit of the few students still attempting to draw her. During one of the supervised sessions, John handed in his work to teacher Teddy Griffiths, who was shocked to see that Lennon's drawing of the life model was actually a drawing of the one item of clothing on her body - her wristwatch. The students in the class were aghast at both his nerve and his originality.

Jayne Mansfield: Jayne Mansfield is well documented as having made a move on John during the Beatles trip to the US in 1964. Most of the people there at the time recall Jayne chasing all of the Beatles, but particularly John. John was apparently trying to get rid of her all night, and a story has long been in circulation that he even played a prank on her by urinating in her drink. "Somebody conned us into going to the Whisky A Go Go. It seemed to take twenty minutes to get from the door to the table and instantly the whole of Hollywood paparazzi descended. It was a total set-up by Jayne Mansfield to have pictures taken with us. John and I were sitting either side of her and she had her hands on our legs, by our groins - at least she did on mine. We'd been sitting there for hours, waiting to get a drink; we had glasses with ice in them, and the ice had all meted. A photographer came and tried to get a picture and I threw the glass of water at him... and soaking the actress Mamie Van Doren, who just happened to be passing. We got out of there; it was hell." - George Harrison

Ann Margaret: A story was circulated in the American teen press - who were notorious for making stories up to fill their gossip pages - that Ringo and Ann-Margaret were having a fling. Both sides denied the rumour. "These rumors drive me nuts you know... some of the silly ones, like the one with Ann Margaret... saying I don't phone her anymore cause she can't understand me me. I write twice a week, you know, which is ridiculous cause I don't even write to my mother I just phone 'er. I've never met the girl or anything, there's all this big thing, Ringo and Ann Margaret going steady and all." - Ringo Starr, 23rd August 1964.

Ann Mason: Ann was a classmate of John's at Liverpool College of Art who drew a now famous portrait of him haunched over a straight-backed chair, and has been described as "the keenest of all Lennon watchers". She became part of John's college gang and the girlfriend of fellow college bad-boy, Jeff Mohammed - a half French, half Indian lad who attended school wearing a turban. When Lennon arrived at college defiantly dressed as a Ted amongst a sea of beatnik students, she remarked that "it must have taken a lot of courage to stand up to the ridicule."


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