Cynthia said John had changed. He was much nicer, quiter, and more tolerant.
He didn't communicate with other people though. He felt there was no need
for communication and that it was a waste of time. He also felt that talking
was the slowest way to communicate, and that music was much better.
Over the years of his success, John became less aggressive. His friends,
Ivan and Pete, noticed it as well as Cynthia. Growing up, John always had
to be the leader all the time, but over time, he spent less time trying to
The one thing John hated about being an idol was the social events. He
felt he couldn't be himself. The boys used to dress in disguises, to get
around. John and George would dress in long coats and beards, thinking no
one would recognize them. Even after it was all over, the boys had a hard
time not being recognized.
Towards the end of 1967 and early 1968, the Beatles did try to get into
the real world again. John didn't like going out and making contact. Over
the years, the Beatles didn't make friends in the pop-music world. There
was only each other, Neil, Mal, and Terry.
Julian, John and Cynthia's son was born April 8,1963. Over the years,
John and Cynthia discussed the schooling they wanted for thir son. John thought
of sending him to an English school in Athens, but they didn't want him in
a boarding school. John preferred a council school, which a free school run
by the government. They thought of a tutor, but they wanted Julian to get
involved with other children.
The two were happy with having their son.