A fellow named Ed sent details the other day of the time John Lennon held up a Habs sweater, which looked to be number 5 but was actually Bobby Rousseau’s number 15.
You can get the lowdown here – Update on John Lennon’s Habs Sweater.
Now, to add to the festivities, Ed has sent a picture of him actually giving the sweater to John at the time!
A year ago exactly I posted these great shots of John and Yoko with a Habs sweater John and Yoko on the Power Play, and what appeared to be number 5, and which I’d also assumed had taken place at the 1969 Bed-In for Peace at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal.
Easy to assume. But it wasn’t number 5 and it wasn’t during the Bed-In for Peace.
Yesterday I received a comment that you can see below the pictures.
Here’s the new comment, from a fellow who calls himself Ed.
“Glad to see these photos on your blog.. a bit of a clarification.
1. picture was taken in Dec 1969 months after the bed-in in June.
2. The number on the jersey is actually 15.. Bobby Rousseau.
How do I know?.. I bought that game worn jersey at McNiece’s Sports for $15.00 (that’s what they sold for – new jerseys were $22.)…and presented to John as well as the toques that they are both wearing.
John and Yoko had just spent a week in Toronto…and I figured that it would really piss off Leaf fans if he showed up with a Habs jersey.. The photo made the front page of the Sports section in The Gazette or Mtl. Star the following day.
Mission accomplished… I wonder where that jersey is now?”