By Yasmin Harisha
He was paid £36 a week in the 1960s (worth about £600 now) to be on permanent call in John’s hippy Phantom V.
His job ended in 1971 when Lennon moved to New York with Yoko Ono.
Son Melvin, 63, said: “My father had some funny times. He told me that John Lennon used to answer the door naked.
“But my father didn’t care, at the end of the day you are employed by them.
“He said it was because they were hippies and were free living.”
Les, who was 6ft 4in, became a pal of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr but did not get on with Paul McCartney “because he thought he was tight with money”, said Melvin, of Chertsey, Surrey.
Les would drive John to London from the star’s Kenwood estate, in Weybridge, Surrey.
In 1965 John submitted an order for the “most exclusive” Rolls-Royce model.