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SheSaidSheSaid Interview with John Lennon’s friend and artist Helen Anderson

June 17, 2021

If Stu Sutcliffe was John Lennon's best friend at Liverpool College of Art, Helen Anderson was his best female friend. John sought Helen out since she had painted a famous portrait of Lonnie Donegan, and the two became constant companions. Helen was also, throughout her life, an intimate friend of Cynthia Lennon, and the true insider stories that Helen tells could not be told by anyone else. In 1963, Helen returned to Liverpool from an exciting art career in Rome, and she established an art and designer apparel shop in Bold Street, creating and selling the signature cap that John Lennon always wore. Today, after a very successful career as a designer for TV shows such as "Dallas," Helen has her own design website, as she continues to create unique, fun, brilliant Beatles-themed T-shirts and John Lennon caps. To learn more about the REAL lives of John and Cyn, listen to this fast-paced, happy interview! You will love Helen as much as John and Cyn did! Co-hosts Jude Southerland Kessler of The John Lennon Series and Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series certainly did! 

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