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The Resource Lennon : the man, the myth, the music--the definitive life, Tim Riley

Lennon : the man, the myth, the music--the definitive life, Tim Riley

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Lennon : the man, the myth, the music--the definitive life
Title
Lennon
Title remainder
the man, the myth, the music--the definitive life
Statement of responsibility
Tim Riley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author, a music historian and journalist writes a biography that challenges many popular assumptions about Lennon's life, from his widely misunderstood 'Working Class Hero' origins to his epic romance with Yoko Ono. Also critic for NPR he takes us onthe remarkable journey that brought a Liverpool art student from a disastrous childhood to the highest realms of fame. He portrays Lennon's rise from Hamburg's red light district to Britain's Royal Variety Show; from the charmed naèivetâe of "Love Me Do"to the soaring ambivalence of "Don't Let Me Down"; from his shotgun marriage to Cynthia Powell in 1962 to his epic media romance with Yoko Ono. This narrative draws on numerous new and exclusive interviews with Lennon's friends, enemies, confidantes, andassociates. He explores Lennon in all of his contradictions: the British art student who universalized an American style, the anarchic rock 'n' roller with the moral spine, the anti-jazz snob who posed naked with his avant-garde lover, and the misogynistwho became a househusband. What emerges is the enormous, seductive, and confounding personality that made Lennon a cultural touchstone.--From publisher description
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10016336
Cataloging source
DLC
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1960-
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Riley, Tim
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
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True
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  • Lennon, John
  • Rock musicians
Target audience
adult
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the man, the myth, the music - the definitive life
Label
Lennon : the man, the myth, the music--the definitive life, Tim Riley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discography, and index
Control code
ocn703206535
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 765 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9781401324520
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2011015657
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)703206535
Label
Lennon : the man, the myth, the music--the definitive life, Tim Riley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discography, and index
Control code
ocn703206535
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 765 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9781401324520
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2011015657
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)703206535

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