In 1965 John Lennon bought his beloved Aunt Mimi, who had brought him up from the age of five, a waterside bungalow at Sandbanks on the shores of Poole Harbour where she lived until she died in 1991. Their relationship has been the subject of so much scrutiny over the years that the absolute truth has long since been swallowed by history.
The origins of this taped interview are unknown, but in it Mimi reads from one of the many letters John wrote to her and shares some of her thoughts about John's father Alf and John's attitude to her. The tape doesn't capture her at her most charitable. A very different view emerges in Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Beatles & Bournemouth which includes first-hand accounts of life with Mimi at Sandbanks from two people who spent time with her there, before and after John's death.