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John Lennon's height is 5ft 10.5in (179 cm)

British Singer from The Beatles. He did claim in a 1964 edition of SixTeen magazine "[I'm] just under 6 feet tall. I weigh 159 pounds" and in another interview "About five feet, eleven inches"
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Christian says on 10/Dec/14
Read this a while ago. Interesting to read from people who met John in real life.

One of the foyer doors opened, and there stood ... John and Yoko. To my surprise, John was appreciably shorter than I was (I'm 6' 1"... John seemed to be 5' 9"), Yoko looked a bit big but Sean had recently been born so there was that.
mcfan says on 8/Dec/14
Paul and John are 3/4 inch taller than Bowie. Bowie only looked 1.5-1.75 inches taller than 5.7.5 Bing Crosby. Mick Jagger was also slightly taller than Bowie...maybe a 1/4-1/2 inch. John was taller than 5'7 Shirley MacLaine by 2 inches and she had over 1-inch footwear on him. He had small not even 1.5 inch boots but she had 2.5 inch heels on.
Christian says on 5/Dec/14
- Dries - I don´t think John was 5'8'' more like 5'10''. - David - Yes Julian Lennon has stated his height as 5'8'' and there are two sources on Sean Lennon's height: 5'9'' and 5'7.25. Julian and Sean are about the same height.
David says on 2/Dec/14
I remember on channel 4's show early in the morning 'the big breakfast'.Zoe Ball was co presenting and talked about the beatles heights.Quite amusingly she said John Lennon was six foot one well she was being serious.What the hell does she know!Zoe Ball now iss 44 years old so she should know better about the facts of Lennon's height.In my opinion i reckon Lennon was 5ft 10 Yoko must've been pretty small say abit under 5ft or maybe 5ft.I have seen pictures of David Bowie standing beside Paul Mc Cartney backstage at Live Aid from July 13th 1985 and they look about the same height 5ft 9.5 but Bowie had an extra half an inch advantage to his then 5ft 9 height.Paul Mc Cartney in the 80's only seemed just 5ft 9 so did he lose one inch previously?John's oldest son Julian and i know this is just 5ft 8.
TJE says on 30/Nov/14
John; 5'10.5
Paul: 5'10.25 peak 5'9.25 now
George: 5'9.75-5'10
Ringo: 5'5.75
Dries says on 29/Nov/14
I agree with Christian: 5'8"ish or 1m73 - 1m73.50.
Watch pictures with him, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Keith Moon in 1968.
Sam says on 4/Nov/14
"All three Beatles in the 60s were listed as 5'11 and 5'8 for Ringo."...I believe they were that in their Cuban heels.
mcfan says on 26/Sep/14
All three Beatles in the 60s were listed as 5'11 and 5'8 for Ringo.
diavolo says on 20/Jul/14
In the 1960s the Beatles' height was given as 5'8" for Ringo, 5'11" for John and 6' for Paul and George, but that was measured in their Cuban heels/Beatle boots. Lennon continued wearing tall footwear even after their 1960s fab period ended.
Christian says on 9/Jun/14
From Robert Rosen´s Nowhere Man.

(Apparently, Lennon's only triumph of will was maintaining what he felt was the ideal weight for his 5-foot-8 height -- somewhere around 135 pounds -- his weekly fasts being "one area of discipline that never broke down.")
Mick says on 8/Jun/14
John was 5'10
Paul is 5'10.5
George was 5'9.5
Ringo is 5'6
Sam says on 5/Jun/14
Sorry, Steve I don't see a half inch advantage by Lennon over McCartney.
Steve says on 3/Jun/14
John was 5'11
Paul was 5'10.5
George was 5'10
Ringo was 5'7
Beatle performer says on 18/May/14
Paul is 5'10"
John was 5"9"
George was 5'9"
Ringo is 5'6"

Height is measured in bare feet, not wearing shoes.

Ringo is 5'6"
Spencer says on 13/Feb/14
I think:

John - 5'10
Paul - 5'10.5
George - 5'9.5
Ringo - 5'6
GP says on 22/Jan/14
John and Paul were 5'11 with the Cuban heals,So their actual size would be 5'9.5
John looked very tall in the 70's because he wore boots and higher heeled shoes that were on style in those days,just like Elvis did.
zappie says on 11/Jan/14
174 cm
avi says on 24/Dec/13
5'10 guys.both for Paul and john.
mcfan says on 15/Dec/13
Whoops. Cut myself off in mid-sentence. Yoko said he was 5'10. I'm sure this was his range 5'9.5 - 5'10 maybe at different times of the day as these were two women stating this as his height.
mcfan says on 14/Dec/13
He was an inch taller than 5'9 Ron Howard. May Pang stated he was 5'9.5 an
Christian says on 26/Nov/13
I found some quites on internet from people that have met John.


"I looked at him with his long hair and round glasses and impeccable white pants and shirt and all I could think was, "He's not tall. He's very thin and not tall".

“They were always amazed at how small John seemed in person.”


An Interview with Robert Rosen

lj: When you talked about John’s compulsion with his weight and his fasting, you say that he was 5’ 8’’. For over 35 years, it’s been thought that he was 5’ 11’’.

RR: I don’t believe he was that tall. There has been controversy about exactly how tall he was. And 5’ 8’’ is an educated guess based on numerous things. I tried on some of his clothes and they fit. I’m 5’ 8’’ and they fit almost perfectly. It was a very eerie experience, putting his clothing on. I thought, “he must have been my height...I’m 5’ 8’’...”


"Once a husky man, prone towards obesity, he became nearly an anorexic. John at 5 feet 10 inches, weighed only 140 pounds. Unfortunately John could not kick his chain smoking, nor the 20 cups a day espresso drinking habits".
mcfan says on 31/Oct/13
I don't think he's making it up, but the autopsy of Lennon which is available on the web doesn't show a spot for height. Well, John isn't around anymore to measure, but as state by Paul they were the same height. The only thing we can in fact dispute is whether or not they were both 5'10.5 and I don't think they were quite that tall.
Christian says on 29/Oct/13
I swear have seen this and I will try to find it if its possible.
MD says on 28/Oct/13
Mcfan, not sure where you're from, but when they do an autopsy in America, they measure and weigh the corpse, and John most definitely was autopsied. Now, we can be pedantic and debate whether it was a death certificate or autopsy report, but I don't doubt Christian saw this.
mcfan says on 23/Oct/13
I don't think they would list his height on a death certificate. Maybe it was from something else or it was Ringo's height.
Christian says on 15/Oct/13
The only thing I can find about John Lennons FBI files about his height is this: Hair: Brown

to Blond

Weight: 160

pounds

Height: Approximately

six

feet

Build: Slender

Nationality: English

However I know I saw on his death certificate years ago that his height were listed as 5'6'', really strange.
nonnel64 says on 12/Oct/13
Christian, I ment the pic of them in front of John's white RR in Titternust Estate, I can't post the link... They are not perfectly straight, but they were slightly leaning against the roller. However, Paul was supposed to be the highest, followed by John = George, and then the long-nosed smurf. However, their magnitude was not in the physical but in the masterpieces they produced together!
Sam says on 9/Oct/13
It's quite amusing that they tried to claim 5'9" for Ringo. I think its quite possible that the other 3 might have hit a solid 5'10" barefoot at peak...Ringo was close to 4 inches shorter.
zip says on 8/Oct/13
From the time when John was trying to get his green card and the FBI were trying to get him out of the country
They have him officially as 5'6 at the time when the Beatles
Were quoted as saying they were around 6 feet they were all teetering around on Cuban heels and getting carried away.

For Mc cartney's height check out the film "Give my regards to broad street.
Co star in the film. BrianBrown towers over smallie Paulie!
Crank says on 6/Oct/13
I remember as a kid having one of those many Beatles magazines. The first four inside pages were devoted to explanations about each of them, and I always remember it mentioned that Lennon, McCartney and Harrison were all 5ft 11in, while Ringo was 5ft 9in. Of course, I don't believe any of it now. At the time those Cuban heels would have added at least 1.5 inches. From the many pictures I've seen I believe Paul to be about an inch taller than John, who was a tad taller than George. I remember Ringo mentioning once in a post-Beatles interview that he's 5ft 7in. Here endeth the history lesson.
Pascal 5 10 says on 30/Sep/13
How sure are you with this listing Rob? I think 177 cm is closer, when you account for footwear.
Pete says on 23/Sep/13
I met Pete Bests brother at the Casbah and he wasnt very tall at all. Im 6 foot and he wouldve been 5'6 to 5'7. The beatles were roughly all the same height as pete best. Id estimate they wouldve all been around 5'8 tops
truth says on 14/Sep/13
I think the tallest three were 176-177cm range and Ringo 168cm.
Pascal 5 10 says on 13/Sep/13
The exact same height as Sir Paul - 5' 9.5". This listing is an inch out!
paciugo says on 7/Sep/13
he looks about 2 inches shorter than Frank Zappa at their Fillmore East concert in 1971.
stretch says on 13/Aug/13
no really fi you don't know why are you guessing?
mcfan says on 4/Jun/13
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mcfan says on 4/Jun/13
Lennon slumped quite a bit. Here he stands straight and this proves as McCartney claims, they were the same height:

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Harrison is closer than the other two to the camera making him look taller than he is.
Christian says on 3/Jun/13
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Rick says on 3/Jun/13
In 1973 I was at the academy awards when Paul ( escorted by a lot of LAPD cops) was being rushed to his limo. I was horrified that he was gonna get away so I reached out and yanked his hair ( sry bout that Paul) I am 5' 7" and I'd say he was 5' 9"
Christian says on 24/May/13
-Nonnel64, is this the pic you mean?
Nonnel64 says on 20/May/13
There's a famous 1969 pic of the four behind John's white Rolls...Paul is a little higher than the Rolls (few cm) and John is shorter than Paul. The car was 69 inches "tall", so was John wearin snikers and no boots, so I think he was circa 1,75 meters. A midjet
Elie says on 17/May/13
Saw Paul McCartney at a concert in Nov-12. He was wearing cuban heel shoes and was in the 6' 1" range so the 5-10 1/2 to 5-11 is pretty close considering he is 70 yrs. old. His body shape has not changed much and he moves around the stage very well. 2hrs and 50 minutes of show. Amazing, very charming man and knows how to please an audience:)
Randy says on 6/May/13
I think the Beatles were 'smaller' than stated. Not short but proportionally small. Check out their Beatle stage suit measurements. Their jackets sit between 36" - 38" chest size. The additional claimed height was so make them more attractive to the young fans. "Tall, dark and handsome" and all that. It has been noted that it was common practice during the day for managers to add a few inches of height. I think they were smaller as they were 'war babies'. That is raised on a strictly rationed diet. Keep in mind the UK rationed until 1954 when JL was 14 years old so unless both his parents were tall people (Freddie Lennon 5'3") then John was likely to be small too. Certainly not 5'11". Google "John Lennon small" and see what you come up with. It's interesting how many people (who actually met the guy) have stated at how shocked they were to meet him (due to his small stature). Yoko herself has given conflicting statements. "John was nearly 6 foot tall vs John was 5"6' and wished to be a bigger guy". His height is inconsequential really but is still 'guestimate-able' based on the fixed size of such things as guitars, doorways, furniture, etc... Little guy but a giant talent.
Tee says on 1/May/13
@Randy While I do think The Beatles were shorter than they claimed to be I don't think John, Paul, and George were as short at 5'7". I'd say 5'9" range is more believable. But hey, if they actually were 5'7" what would that make Ringo? 5'2"? lol
Randy says on 23/Apr/13
Peter Best 5'6" (JL 5'7" PMc 5'7.5 GH 5'7")
Check out the 'savage young Beatles' shot from 1961 leaning against Neil's van...
Bond says on 10/Apr/13
@mcfan you need to sto pgetting on people about McCartneys height really it's not a huge deal that has to be made into a big issue. Do everyone a favor and stop
Steve says on 1/Feb/13
The police once described my height and weight and got it absolutely accurate. I'd just the FBI, who are far more intelligent than your average cop, more than McCartney or anyone. So "just under 6'" is probably just that in shoes. Without shoes 5-10 1/2 seems about right, which is average height.
mcfan says on 2/Dec/12
It doesn't really matter what Pete Best said. Here's McCartney's own quote: "I've not seen it yet. I saw some early rushes of it and the whole thing came off well. But I want to tell Sam Taylor-Wood off as I hear that my character is not as tall as John - I'm not having that! Both of us are 5ft 10 and a half!"
Mark says on 29/Nov/12
I asked Pete Best how tall they all were. He said Paul was 5'-11" back in the Hamburg days. John 5'-10". George 5'-9 1/2". And Pete said he is 5'-8". Which he does appear to be in meeting him.
J.C.P. says on 7/Nov/12
berry was more like 6´1 -- i think--
moppytop says on 14/Sep/12
I saw interview with Paul when they 1st started out and they ask him how tall he was and he said he was 5'11- but he looks did taller than that on Sgt.Pepper Album? And he looks about that in the beginning. Maybe he really was replaced?
mcfan says on 6/Sep/12
If he was 2 inches shorter than Chuck Berry, he was 5'11.5. I thought there was 3 inches difference myself, but that's the claimed 6'1.5 height of Berry, but I don't know if he was actually that tall.
J.C.P. says on 6/Sep/12
Probably 5'11 he really looked like it, 2 inches below Chuck Berry.
Christian says on 13/Feb/12
-mcfan. Yes that is true.
Randy says on 13/Feb/12
Check out the YouTube interview with Dick Cavett and John and Yoko. Dick is 5'3" tall and I would guess that John (wearing cowboy boots) would be around 5-6 inches taller.
mcfan says on 13/Feb/12
Why would McCartney say that he and John were both the same height if they were not?
Christian says on 10/Feb/12
There were not 1.5 inches between Lennon and McCartney. It was 0.5 inches. Lennon was 5'10'', McCartney 5'10˝'' Harrison 5'10'' and Ringo 5'6''. Today Paul is just under 5'10'' and Ringo just under 5'6''.
Randy says on 30/Jan/12
I think that Russ has knocked it on the head. Ringo has stated that he is 5'6 ON A GOOD DAY. They were small lads by today's standards but I understand that as fans we want them to be 'larger than life'. They are big lads in our minds...

Russ says on 13/Dec/10
Paul: 5'9.5
John 5'8
George 5'8
Ringo 5'6

Both John and George look quite short anyway, so all this 5'10 crap people keep putting on here is a joke.
Randy says on 30/Jan/12
Sorry – incorrect data. John's Boot size was a UK size 8 which is a US size 9. His white suit trouser size was 29 inch waist and 31 inch leg inner seam... Hope this is useful. I think perhaps 5'9" at best or around 175cm.
Godred says on 29/Jan/12
John and paul were nothing over 5`10
J.C. Parker says on 28/Jan/12
He was just as the FBI described him.. ´´Just under 6 feet tall´´ .. probably 5´11
man says on 27/Jan/12
@Randy

John was only a half inch shorter than McCartney. He was at least 5.10.
Randy says on 24/Jan/12
Hey team, here is the data I have been able to accumulate, accurate or not it might be interesting. John's white suit (auctioned last year) was measured up and the following specs came to light. Waist = 29" Leg length = 30" Chest = 38". These would be considered Small to Xtra Small by todays clothing sizes. John was a junky at this time so we can assume he was quite underweight at this stage though. Some of John's Beatle boots that have be examined are a normal UK size 8 / US size 7. The Rickenbacker 325 he played was only 86cm in length and when 2 of these are stacked beside John standing straight (in 2" Beatle boots) they are taller then he is. John only weighed 72kg. Assuming a comparatively poor diet (as all Brits were rationed food after WW2 until 1954) and knowing the average height for UK men was 5'6" in the 1960's I would like to guess John was about 5'8" at best. 5'10" in 2 inch Beatle boots perhaps?

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