Editor's note: This exclusive, in-depth interview, conducted in 1975, first appeared in our October 1988 issue. We've re-posted it to honor the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death. Read through and experience Lennon talking about his marriage, his finances, the Beatles' legacy, meeting Elvis, and much, much more. Lately everyone has had something to say about John Lennon. But he always said it best himself. In this exclusive unpublished interview, the last word, appropriately, is Lennon's. In the early spring of 1975, when this interview was conducted, John Lennon had moved back to the apartment he shared with Yoko after an 18-month binge of drinking and carousing with friends in Los Angeles. He was embroiled in deportation proceedings with the U.S. government, and in financial proceedings with his former manager Allen Klein.