What made John so unhappy then? He had the world by the fingertips and could have gotten away from the public. Sure seclusion sucks, but i'm sure there were plenty of people in Johns camp that would have followed. I dont know how I would react because I wasnt in his shoes, but I doubt I would have been depressed as he made himself out to be.
Eh, I dont know. My interests skip around enough that I dont fall into complacency. Maybe Johns wife wouldnt allow him to pursue anything other than the life she was accostumed to.
Maureen Cleaves interview of March 66 paints a picture of a young man bored witless. His life is full of pointless gizmos he doesn't need or know how to use, or hobbies that by his own admission didn't last more than a week.
Compare his life with Paul and George's, both of who seemed able to live exciting, fulfilling lives despite the fame and forced seclusion. Draws you to the conclusion that the problem might have been John, not his circumstances.
If I had to put my money on something, I would guess that John needed a dominant figure in his life. the BIG people in his life..Aumt Mimi, Stuart Sutcliffe, Brian Epstein and Yoko all seem to fit that role nicely.
By his own admission he was a very lazy man, and left to his own devices led a feckless, rather meaningless existance, prone to filling the void with various intoxicants.
This doesn't make him some kind of freak. In fact it sounds rather like me. And I ain't no freak.