The subject of this article:

  • is not mentioned in the Forrest Gump novel canon (including Gump & Co.)
  • exists in the Forrest Gump film canon
  • exists in real life (see Wikipedia article: John Lennon)

John Lennon (left) on the Dick Cavett Show with Forrest Gump.

John Lennon (October 9th 1940 - December 8th 1980) was a British musician in the popular British Group The Beatles. Forrest Gump met John Lennon in the Forrest Gump film when he was invitited to be on The Dick Cavett Show after returning home to the United States from China playing ping-pong.

Cavett introduces Forrest and John to each other, then asks Forrest what China was like to which Forrest replies In the Land of China People Hardly Got Nothing at All to which Lennon asks No possessions? And Forrest also tells them that in China people don't go to church to which Lennon asks No religion too? And Cavett says Hard to Imagine to which Lennon says Well it's easy if you try Dick.

Forrest, narrating his life story at the bus stop in Savannah, Georgia, explains then how John Lennon was later assassinated "for no particular reason at all".

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