Hooray for Garrison Keillor who pointed out this important fact today on Writer's Almanac:
John Lennon, born on this day in Liverpool (1940). His parents separated when he was one. His mother came in and out of his life, and he was raised by his aunt and uncle. But his mom taught him to play the banjo and they listened to rock 'n' roll records together. of
And thanks to my pal John Lenoch for pointing it out to me.