The Beatles: Meet the uncanny John Lennon doppelganger from Argentina

Javier Parisi - aka “the Argentine John Lennon”. Image: Javier Parisi / SWNSJavier Parisi - aka “the Argentine John Lennon”. Image: Javier Parisi / SWNS
Javier Parisi - aka “the Argentine John Lennon”. Image: Javier Parisi / SWNS | Javier Parisi / SWNS
Javier Parisi has made a career of touring a pitch perfect musical version of Lennon, including an appearance at the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool.

We all know that the Beatles have a global appeal but one man in Argentina has taken his love of one of the Fab Four to the next level.

Javier Parisi - aka "the Argentine John Lennon" - has been in awe of the Beatles legend since he saw him on television as a child.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The 41-year-old has since dedicated his life to honing not only his impressive musical craft but also his idol’s mannerisms and idiosyncrasies, energy, wit and sense of fun.

Javier Parisi has dedicated his life to becoming John Lennon. Image: Javier Parisi / SWNSJavier Parisi has dedicated his life to becoming John Lennon. Image: Javier Parisi / SWNS
Javier Parisi has dedicated his life to becoming John Lennon. Image: Javier Parisi / SWNS | Javier Parisi / SWNS

And he certainly looks the part too.

Javier has made a career of touring a pitch perfect musical version of Lennon, including an appearance at the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Javier Parisi has been learning the guitar and English since 1988. Image: Javier Parisi / SWNSJavier Parisi has been learning the guitar and English since 1988. Image: Javier Parisi / SWNS
Javier Parisi has been learning the guitar and English since 1988. Image: Javier Parisi / SWNS | Javier Parisi / SWNS

How it all started for the Argentine John Lennon

"I discovered the Beatles when I was 8 years old (1988), so I grew up with the sad news that I’d never meet my hero, so sad," he explains.

“I try to remember him listening to his music and sending good vibes to him because I know he’s close to us, he’s not physically with us but his energy is so close.

“He left a great legacy and we must keep that alive, the dream is not over."

Born in Lanus, Javier first started learning guitar and English after that first sighting of the Fab Four on TV in 1988.

Related topics:

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.