Thursday, 8 April 2021


A talisman necklace that belonged to John Lennon and he wore when he visited the Maharishi with The Beatles in Bangor in 1967, is now in a museum according to Liam Gallagher, who received the necklace as a gift from his brother Noel in the 1990s.

The necklace was acquired by John in early 1967. The first time it appeared around his neck was at the Sgt. Pepper launch party thrown at Brian Epstein’s Chapel Street townhouse in May,1967. From that point forward through to late 1968, Lennon is usually seen wearing the talisman, including the visit to Bangor in August 1967.

The necklace appeared in many iconic photos of the musical legend, including as the only thing he is wearing in a nude photo for the cover of the Two Virgins album. According to Lennon, the talisman gave him “tremendous good energy”.

Oasis Fans had long been intrigued to know what happened to the valuable item, especially as the brothers have been in a long-standing feud with each other.

Noel said in an interview in 2007: “I bought him (Liam) a few presents in the 90’s – I bought him a thing from an auction which was an Indian necklace thing that John Lennon wore when he went to see the Maharishi.


“It’s worth a fortune, it was round the man’s neck when he wrote Sexy Sadie, so I sent it to him for Christmas and next time I saw him he had it on.

“He took it out the frame and the label saying worn by John Lennon I said ‘What are you doing its f**king memorabilia,’ and he said ‘John Lennon wore it I’m wearing it.

“He’s probably flushed it down the toilet by now I don’t know, haven’t seen it since.”

Liam Gallagher talking about the Talisman Dreamcatcher necklace said: “It came in a glass case, but I wanted to try it on. So one night I came in, tanked up and took a hammer to it. All these beads started falling off and rolling across the floor. I thought, F***in’ hell, John Lennon’s beads! It’s back in a case now.”

However Liam confirmed to a fan on Twitter recently that he no longer has the Beatles star’s jewellery and it is now ‘in a safe place where others can enjoy it too’.

The fan asked: ‘Do you still have the John Lennon necklace that Noel gave you?’, to which Liam replied: ‘No it’s in a museum’ although Liam didn’t specify which museum now had he necklace.


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