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Being John Lennon : a restless life

Author: Ray Connolly
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First Pegasus books hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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An intimate yet unsparing biography of one of the greatest and most mythologised musicians of the twentieth century. John Lennon was a rock star, a school clown, a writer, a wit, an iconoclast, a sometime peace activist and finally an eccentric millionaire. He was also a Beatle - his plain-speaking and impudent rejection of authority catching, and eloquently articulating, the group's moment in history. Chronicling a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Nonfiction
Electronic books
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Connolly, Ray, 1940-
Being John Lennon.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2018
(DLC)bl2018188289
(OCoLC)1062364418
Named Person: John Lennon; John Lennon
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Connolly
ISBN: 9781643130910 1643130919
OCLC Number: 1076542746
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 448 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illlustrations, portraits
Responsibility: Ray Connolly.

Abstract:

An intimate yet unsparing biography of one of the greatest and most mythologised musicians of the twentieth century. John Lennon was a rock star, a school clown, a writer, a wit, an iconoclast, a sometime peace activist and finally an eccentric millionaire. He was also a Beatle - his plain-speaking and impudent rejection of authority catching, and eloquently articulating, the group's moment in history. Chronicling a troubled life, from that of the cast-aside child of a broken wartime marriage to his murder by a deranged fan, Being John Lennon analyzes the contradictions in the singer-songwriter's creative and destructive personality. A leader who could be easily led, he was often generous and often funny, but sometimes scathingly cruel. As a journalist, author Ray Connolly had a close working relationship with Lennon, and the entire Beatles coterie. In this biography he unsparingly reassesses the chameleon nature of the perpetually dissatisfied star who just couldn't stop reinventing himself. Drawing on many interviews and conversations with Lennon, his first wife Cynthia and second Yoko Ono, as well as his girlfriend May Pang and song-writing partner Paul McCartney, this complex portrait is a revealing insight into a restless man whose emotional turbulence governed his life and talent.

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