John Lennon

A Biography

Author: Jacqueline Edmondson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313379386

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 198

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Profiles the famous rock musician from his birth in Liverpool in 1940 to his murder in New York City in 1980.

The Songs of John Lennon

The Beatles Years

Author: John Lennon

Publisher: Berklee Press

ISBN: 9780634017957

Category: Music

Page: 297

View: 6738

(Berklee Press). An essential guide for all songwriters and Beatles fans, this book explores John Lennon's songwriting genius with a guided tour through 25 of his Beatles-era hits. Author John Stevens explains Lennon's intuitive talent from a technical point of view, through the lens of songwriting's three basic elements: melody, harmony and lyric. He shows how Lennon fashioned songs that were at once politically and socially relevant during the '60s, yet remain ageless and timeless today. Features in-depth musical analysis of: A Hard Day's Night * Ticket to Ride * Norwegian Wood * Strawberry Fields Forever * Come Together * and more. John Stevens is a songwriting professor at Berklee College of Music. For more than 20 years, he has taught "The Music of John Lennon," one of the most popular courses in the Berklee curriculum. "You've got the Beatles' records and the John Lennon records; now with this book, you can have the Owner's Manual. This will tell you how the songs are built and how they work. Good stuff." Marshall Crenshaw, Singer/Songwriter

Lennon Remembers

Author: Jann Wenner,John Lennon

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859843765

Category: Music

Page: 151

View: 9402

The complete and uncensored 1970 Rolling Stone interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Initially published on the twentieth anniversary of his death, this candid book reveals new information on the breakup of the Beatles, fellow musicians such as Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones, Lennon's attitudes towards revolution and drugs, and his relationship with Yoko Ono. Featuring new introductions by Ono and Wenner, and containing substantial material never before seen in print, Lennon Remembers presents a compelling portrait of a complex musical genius at the height of his career. Sometimes anguished and angry, often tender and poignant, these interviews are indispensable to understanding who John Lennon was and why his legacy continues to resonate today.

John Lennon

In His Own Words

Author: Ken Lawrence

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740793127

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 3169

As writer, actor, and activist, his words and music shaped a generation. John Lennon: In His Own Words is a fitting tribute to a man who changed the world with his music and his message. John Lennon inspired millions during his too-brief lifetime. First with the Beatles, then as a solo artist, philosopher, and peace activist, he spoke for a generation that believed they could change the world, and did. Now his words are preserved in a handsome hardcover volume that will touch his many fans and enlighten a new generation. * "Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one." * "My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all." * "You're just left with yourself all the time, whatever you do anyway. You've got to get down to your own God in your own temple. It's all down to you, mate."

John Lennon


Author: Jeff Burlingame

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766036758

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 4274

"A biography of British-born rock-and-roll legend John Lennon, who lived and died in New York City. This book discusses his early life, rise and fall of the Beatles, personal hardships, and legacy"--Provided by publisher.

Come Together

John Lennon in His Time

Author: Jon Wiener

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252061318

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 379

View: 3584

Traces the evolution of John Lennon's political views, describes the extent of FBI investigations of Lennon, and describes his efforts to link rock music and radical politics

In His Own Write

Author: John Lennon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451625278

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 3789


Nowhere Man

The Final Days of John Lennon

Author: Robert Rosen

Publisher: Ed Rosenthal

ISBN: 9780932551511

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 225

View: 6762

An intimate journey through John Lennon's final years. Including photos of Lennon and family.

John Lennon and Me

Author: Cherie Bennett

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871297020


Page: 78

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John Lennon Imagined

Cultural History of a Rock Star

Author: Janne Mäkelä

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820467887

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

View: 8796

Considered one of the most innovative artists in the history of popular music, John Lennon is also a fascinating example of the relationship between rock music and celebrity. Through investigation of the cultural and historical background of his stardom in England and the United States, this book explores why John Lennon became a much-debated celebrity and why he remains so. Lennon’s career from the 1960s until his tragic death in 1980, and even beyond, demonstrates how different expectations articulated by the star, the music industry, the media, and the fans form relations which change in terms of time and place. Using a multidisciplinary approach and intriguing case studies, this book also examines cultural identity, authenticity, and gender in popular music stardom.