John Lennon’s Report Card at Age 15: “He Has Too Many Wrong Ambitions and His Energy Is Too Often Misplaced”




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…

via @Michael Beschloss

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