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Why did John Lennon stop driving in 1969?


He was a terrible driver…with bad eyesight’. John Lennon's cousin, Stan.

John Lennon's Austin Maxi, the last car he ever drove

Unlike most of his rockstar peers, Lennon had little interest cars. He learned to drive comparatively late, only passing his test in 1965, when he was twenty-four. 

Even when he got his licence, he showed little enthusiasm for getting behind the wheel, rarely doing so for the next four years. In 1969, however, he decided 'on the spur of the moment' to drive his family to the Scottish Highlands.

It did not go well.

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