Johan Cruyff (Fab14)Comparing Apple and Oranje
“The parallels between Cruyff and Lennon are uncanny; working class heroes. They each suffer the life-defining loss of a parent. They get together with a bunch of other local boys. They invent something completely new. They become the face of the new pushy affluent generation of young people in their countries. And they both liked using words to spring surprises.
“Both achieve everything in their twenties, then fall out with everyone. They even borrow from each other’s home towns. The start of the Golden Ajax is the 5-1 victory against Liverpool in 1966. And John begins his Guru era in Amsterdam: the great Hair, Peace, Bed, Peace “bed-in” with Yoko at the Hilton. “
Taken from Simon Kuper and David Winner’s ‘Comparing Apple with Oranje’ in Issue Three of The Blizzard.