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John Lennon : in his life

by Blaney, John.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Non Fiction 92 LENNON
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Non Fiction
 
Call Number  92 LENNON
 
 
Summary
John Lennon In His Life A life-spanning photo-biography of the most revered Beatle, revealing his creative inspirations and capturing key moments in his life. John Lennon is a legend in the history of popular culture, the primary impetus and creative force behind the world's most beloved and influential rock band, an iconoclastic personality who epitomized the explosiveness of his times, and a musical genius who wrote dozens of timeless songs before his life was tragically cut short in 1980. This photo-biography of the Fab Four's enigmatic leader is dedicated to his artistic career, which began in Liverpool in 1962, and also to his life, which was marked by restless exploration - into art and music, consciousness and spirituality, politics and protest, love and peace. Featuring family photos and reproductions of documents that bear witness to momentous events and the origins of his "Imaginative" songs, this compilation, like no others, shed light on is relationships with Paul, George, and Ringo; his attitudes toward mind-expanding drugs, social revolution, and the Vietnam War; the cataclysmic breakup of the Beatles; and the tenderness of his love for Yoko Ono and their only child Sean. ILLUSTRATIONS: 190 colour photographs
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Although this biography-in-photographs appears in conjunction with the thirtieth anniversary of John Lennon's tragic death at 40, it concentrates on what Yoko Ono describes in her preface as her husband's magical life. While Ono remembers Lennon as a curious and highly intelligent man, Blaney writes of Lennon's butterfly mind, shorthand for his brilliance and impatience. In his extensive commentary accompanying hundreds of remarkably elegant private and public photographs, Blaney notes that while the always-photogenic Lennon appears to be a confident, happy, normal young boy, everyone knew he was exceptional. Creative, charismatic, ambitious, daring, and sensitive, Lennon concealed his terrible grief over his mother's death when he was 17 behind a caustic and aggressive demeanor and struggled with his repressed feelings as the tempest of fame engulfed the Beatles. Image and narrative track the group's rapid rise and evolution and Lennon's discovery of his soul mate. Blaney writes, Ono transformed Lennon; she filled him with confidence, inspiration and energy. This superior photographic record of Lennon and his and Ono's love, activism, and mutual artistry is strikingly romantic and poignant.--Seaman, Donna Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Lennon, John, -- 1940-1980.
Lennon, John, -- 1940-1980 -- Portraits.
Rock musicians -- England -- Biography.
Rock musicians -- England -- Portraits.
Publisher Vercelli, Italy :White Star,2009
Contributors Manferto, Valeria.
Language English
Description 268 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
ISBN 9788854404496 (hbk.)
8854404497 (hbk.)
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