John Lennon had the worst personal assistant ever

Based on what I’ve read, May Pang was actually a pretty good girlfriend to John Lennon. I mean, say what you want about his 1973-74 “Lost Weekend,” but he was, by all accounts, happy.

But her personal assistant skills left a lot to be desired. From Pang’s Wikipedia page:

In March 1974, Lennon began producing Harry Nilsson’s Pussy Cats album … Lennon thought it would be a good idea for the musicians to live under one roof to ensure they would get to the studio on time, so Pang rented a beach house in Santa Monica, for her, Lennon, Nilsson, Ringo Starr and Keith Moon to live in.

I feel like maybe Pang should have pushed back on that idea a bit and maybe, just maybe, not have signed that lease.

In other news, what do you suppose the security deposit on a house leased to 1974-Lennon, Harry Nillson and Keith Moon would have run you? Ringo had to have been the stable one. [checks Ringo’s Wikipedia page]:

Zak Starkey is also a drummer, and during his father’s regular absences, he spent time with the Who’s Keith Moon.

Holy crap, I’m surprised anyone survived the 70s.

Craig Calcaterra

Craig is the author of the daily baseball (and other things) newsletter, Cup of Coffee. He writes about other things at He lives in New Albany, Ohio with his wife, two kids, and many cats.

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