In September 1956, a young John Lennon took home a dismal report card--the kind that many smart, wayward kids can probably relate to.
French teacher: "An intelligent boy who could be very much better with a little concentration in class."
Math teacher: "He is certainly on the road to failure if this goes on."
Physics teacher: "His work always lacks effort. He is content to 'drift' instead of using his abilities."
Religion teacher: "Attitude in class most unsatisfactory."
Head master: “He has too many wrong ambitions and his energy is too often misplaced."
Guess they had him all figured out...
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