Autor: John Wyse Jackson. Verlag: Haus Publishing Limited; ISBN: 1-904950-37-X.
Gebundenes Buch; Hochformat 23,8 cm x 14,6 cm; 256 Seiten; viele Farb- und Schwarzweiß-Fotos; englischsprachig.
Inhalt: Sitting In An English Garden; Quarry Men; It Won’t Be Long; Getting Better; What About Brian Epstein?; Grinning At Nothings; Working Like A Dog; Smoke And Mirrors; Head In The Clouds; Little Acorns; He Bag Production; You Don’t Think Twice; Qué Pasa New York?; Life In Peace,
Pressetext: JOHN LENNON (1940 – ’80). His career after the break up of the BEATLES was much influenced by his marriage in 1969 to YOKO ONO. The couple became familiar figures in the international protest movement. Give Peace A Chance was recorded during a bed in which they staged in a Montreal hotel in 1969. Of LENNON’s solo work during the 1970s, the most successful album was the 1971 IMAGINE (particularly its title song); it contained a veiled attack on PAUL McCARTNEY in How Do You Sleep?. On 8 December 1980 LENNON was shot by a mentally disturbed fan, Mark Chapman, as he and YOKO ONO were entering their New York apartment block. Two books published in his twenties JOHN LENNONs (IN HIS OWN WRITE, 1964, A SPANIARD IN THE WORKS, 1965) reveal his surrealist talent as a writer – evident also in the lyrics of the BEATLES. This new biography, published to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his death, will focus on his Irish roots and how this influenced his music, philosophy and attitude to life and politics.