-” ” I met JOHN in Hong Kong in 1977 . He was traveling with SEAN , who was about 2 years old , and was on his way to meet Yoko in Japan . I was with David Bowie and Coco Schwab , his friend and Pa , on our way back to Europe from Japan , after a rock tour of my stuff .
DAVID and John were friends , and we learned en route to Hong Kong that he would be there , in our hotel , for the same few days that we were .
A pair of elevator doors opened , and he stood in the hotel hall foyer , wearing a basketball jersey which was way too big , and he gave David a big hug , and a kind of laughing ,greeting smile . I was surprised to see an English industry giant exhibit such warmth . Also to see him in a basketball jersey , was super cool .
We went to dinner a couple of times , the four of us , after Sean was in bed for the night . Also to a topless bar once , and once to tea at a snooty country club . He really knew how to sound off when he wanted to , and at each of the later 2 destinations rose to his feet to half-yell . half-chortle , ” have you ever heard of the Beatles ??!” when the service was not forthcoming . I think he enjoyed it . i know I did .
Once we were informed that a restaurant of our choice had a dress code . John would have to wear a shirt . After dinner , which was chicken , he blurted , ” GREAT! ! YOU’VE GOT TO PUT ON A WHITE SHIRT TO EAT A DEAD PIGEON ! “”
IGGY POP talking about his memories of John Lennon from the book” MEMORIES OF JOHN LENNON “
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN !