Пишет некая Сара в своём блоге:http://www.meetthebeatlesforreal.com/2015/10/elliot-mintz-photo-questions.html
I am sure that most everyone that checks this blog is familiar with Elliot Mintz. He is an interesting character in the story of John Lennon's life. He has posted above photo of himself and John on a boat in the 1970's on facebook with this story on John's 75th birthday.
Elliot Mintz wrote:
I was in New York at a hotel I always stayed in. It had been a late night, so I left a 'do not disturb' on the phone so I could sleep in at some unreasonable hour the operator rang and said there was a man 'claiming to be John Lennon on the line and insisting it was o,k, to wake you.' He sounded excited.
- Have you ever been on a sailboat?, - he asked.
- No, I replied, - I don't know how to swim, so I try to avoid boats.
- O.k. Get dressed. I'll meet you in the lobby in 20 minutes'...and hung up.
A few hours later we were on a rather small boat in New York harbor with a mutual friend. It may have been late 1973 or 4.
He had been taking lessons and was eager to demonstrate his newly acquired nautical skills.
I watched him at the helm. He seemed completely at ease and in control of the vessel. We did not speak much. He was truly 'in his element'' and I did not want to distract him.
We had no 'time limit' or destination.
John approached each of his experiences in life with equal intensity and commitment. It did not matter if he was making music or baking bread. It all mattered.
He would have been 75 today and so many people around the world are thinking about him and connecting with john in some manner that is 'real' for them.
Each memory is meaningful. During his 40 years he gave us so much to remember. He remains a truly unforgettable man.....
Posted by Sara S. at 9:39 PM, Monday, October 12, 2015
Не знаю, выкладывались ли на битлз.ру эта фотография и рассказ об этом небольшом морском путешествии Джона Леннона? Упоминался ли когда у нас в темах о Ленноне этот Эллиот Минтц? Лично я - что-то такого не могу припомнить. Но если всё это уже здесь было, то Ай бег ёр пАрдон!