The late John Lennon had a one night stand with THE Beatles' gay manager Brian Epstein in 1963, according to the band's official biographer HUNTER DAVIES. In Davies' forthcoming memoirs THE BEATLES, FOOTBALL AND ME he claims Lennon once told him of his night of passion with Epstein in Barcelona, Spain. At the time, Lennon's first wife CYNTHIA had recently given birth to their son JULIAN. Davies writes, "John wasn't a homosexual but he was daft enough to try anything once." Lennon was shot dead by Mark David Chapman in 1980; Epstein died of a drug overdose in 1968.