“The romance between Cynthia Powell and John Lennon, somewhat forgotten in the modern era of Lennon remembrances- and often ignored even while it was in full bloom- is a significant one in the life of the young artist. Although the marriage was prematurely instigated by the pregnancy that brought Julian to life, there is no question that Cynthia was John’s first real and intense romantic love, and her role in his early days of creativity with the Beatles cannot be discounted. Tony Bramwell, John’s young Liverpool mate who followed the Beatles’ early rise, remembers it well.
“Cynthia was beautiful, physically and on the inside. Although she knew he was apt to find love on the road, she was totally dedicated to his success, and I might add, extremely influential. He was insecure and Cynthia was there to pump him up, to buttress, sort of, his weak side. She was a wonderful mother who loved John deeply.”—Lennon Revealed (By Larry Kane, Page 55) (via beatlesneveroutofstyle)