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Introduction

by Ray Connolly

Until now Curt Claudio has been a mystery man, known only to the wider world for being the strange young American who turned up at John Lennon’s Tittenhurst Park estate in England’s Berkshire – and was filmed doing so.

 

As we all know, fans pursued the Beatles, finally tragically in Lennon’s case, but John was so intrigued by this obsessive boy that he met him and stood at his door while a film crew recorded the exchange.

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Photo ©Yoko Ono Lennon

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It was a walk-on part, and Lennon would remember him as just another "mad fan". But who was Curt Claudio, where did he come from and what happened to him?

 

Millions of viewers have now seen the encounter with Lennon in the film Imagine and asked themselves the same questions. And now, after years of enquiry, British artist Gavin Munro has come up with some of the answers in this sad little story,  this fragment of time that in so many ways defines its moment.

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Ray Connolly, October 2021

Associate of Lennon & Best selling author of Being John Lennon 

Synopsis

On a spring afternoon in 1971 a homeless American arrived at the gates of John Lennon’s Ascot home looking for answers. 

 

His name was Curt Claudio. He and Lennon chatted for a while until John invited him in to eat and gave him a tour of his recording studio.

 

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John Lennon's Ascot home, Tittenhurst Park

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Within 10 years of this meeting, both these men’s lives would be cut tragically short.

 

Although they lived over 5,000 miles apart they shared similar histories and fates.

 

This documentary tells the story of these two men, what brought them together, the events that shaped them and what ultimately ended their lives.

The documentary will be available through this website...

Get all the news before anyone else, e-book, sneak-peak videos and behind-the-scenes stories that we can't publish here... 

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Did you know Curt?

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He was hedonistic in a sense but would always have a big smile and that look in his eye that was like “I got this!”

Brother, Dayton Claudio

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contributors

contributors.

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Dayton Claudio
brother

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Martha Curtis
mother

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Ernie Claudio
brother

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Linda Davis
girlfriend

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Dan Richter
Lennon's assistant

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Robert

friend

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friend

Special Thanks to...

 

Mark Lewisohn, Antony Rotunno, Ray Connolly, Tray Webb, Mike Fenton Stevens, Sandra Cates, Chip Erwin, John Armstrong, Maurice Brown, Tim Hoerle, Ian Burns, Danie Reader, Sara Schmidt, Paul Ray Burns, Kyle Kresge, Pat Schaffarczyk, Rob Mather, Marsha Webb, Daniel Rachel, Paul Dancey, Steve Pionk, Terence Haynes, Stevie Riks, Bay Area News, The Argus, Veronica Martinez, Bill Ledgewood, Dennis Akizuki, Gennifer Ulmen , Matt Morris, Barry Miles

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Stuart Rawlinson
soundtrack composer

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Gavin Munro
writer, researcher, producer

Chuck 
friend

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