John Lennon

John Lennon

The Life

Book - 2008
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A biography of the controversial, outspoken member of the Beatles whose extraordinary songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney changed the world of rock music forever. Norman also wrote Shout!, one of the first and still one of the best Beatles histories
Publisher: New York : Ecco, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060754013
Characteristics: x, 851 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm


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Sep 15, 2016

Wow - I really liked this biography. Just as advertised, even if you think you know everything about Lennon and the Beatles, you'll find plenty of new perspectives, info and opinions here. // In the acknowledgements, the author states that Yoko Ono - who had greatly facilitated his work on it - was disappointed in the result; and thought that he had been "mean to John". // Okay, I could see how she would feel that way. But for me, no. I found it rather to be a celebration of the man, the artist and (perhaps especially) his times; leading me to a much greater appreciation of Lennon's and the Beatles music. It fleshed in his character; was in that way well-rounded. Fascinating. A great and helpful accomplishment.

Apr 07, 2009

The first thing that you'll notice when you pick up this book is that it's over 800 pages long. Yes, that's a huge book. Fortunately it's well written and it's a relatively fast read considering its length. Even if you are confirmed Beatles fan, you are sure to learn things about John Lennon's life that will be totally new -- at least that's the way it was for me. I enjoyed this well researched, well written book.


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