I was on eBay last week and noticed a copy of Rubber Soul UK vinyl where someone had written in the text ...
"the original owner was the writer of the film Help! That's how I got to meet The Beatles when I was 5. I had a signed photo of them but I drew over it - let's not go there. I'm selling his entire collection of Beatles Albums (minus Help! for sentimental reasons)."
It pricked my curiosity and I emailed to ask who it was she knew who worked on Help!. Here's her reply (talking about the film How I Won The War) ....
"It was my father, Charles Wood who wrote Help! which is why I got to spend time with the boys.
John went on to do another film with my dad and I got to meet him again. In the film his character wore glasses and when asked what sort of glasses he'd like John said "I want ones like Charlie Wood's" which happened to be round NHS frames. And John wore them from then on.
So they're not John Lennon glasses but Charles Wood glasses.
Or so the family story goes."
So that's how John Lennon started wearing his trademark round granny glasses!
I thought that was a great little story that I'd share with you all.