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Lennon on Lennon
Lennon on Lennon

Lennon on Lennon

Conversations with John Lennon

Edited by Jeff Burger

Musicians in Their Own Words

MUSIC

480 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Cloth, $28.99 (US $28.99) (CA $38.99)

Publication Date: November 2016

ISBN 9781613748244

Rights: WOR X UK, AU, NZ & IE

Chicago Review Press (Nov 2016)

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Overview

John Lennon was a highly opinionated and controversial figure with a commanding personality and quick wit. And he made a point of living his adventurous life as openly as possible. Whether he was experimenting with LSD, Transcendental Meditation, primal therapy, macrobiotic diets, or recording techniques, the public was on board every step of the way. He spoke candidly about his intense, sometimes tumultuous relationship with Yoko Ono, his split with the Beatles, his squabbles with Paul McCartney, and just about everything else, baring his emotional ups and downs for all to see. By the time he granted his—and this book's—final interview, only hours before his death, he had become one of the most famous people on the planet and an articulate commentator on politics, human relations, and world peace.Lennon on Lennon is an authoritative, chronologically arranged anthology of some of Lennon's most illuminating interviews, spanning the years 1964 to 1980. The majority have not been previously available in print, and several of the most important have not been widely available in any format. Interspersed throughout the book are key quotes from dozens of additional Q&As. Together, this material paints a revealing picture of the artist in his own words while offering a window into the cultural atmosphere of the sixties and seventies.

Reviews

"John Lennon loved to talk. He talked about almost everything and always in his own inimitable style: a combination of biting satire and wicked wit with ample doses of intelligence. He never held anything back. And now Jeff Burger's in-depth collection of print, radio, and television interviews is here to remind us just how much we lost when his life was cut short those many years ago. . . . An indispensable volume." —June Skinner Sawyers, editor of Read the Beatles and Racing in the Street

"In what surely took countless hours of research and with great attention to detail, Jeff Burger has preserved the thoughts, emotions, humor, and humanity of one of the twentieth century's most transformative figures. In page after riveting page, John Lennon, in his own words, takes us on his unforgettable journey with the media." —Dave Sholin, West Coast radio personality and the last person to interview John Lennon

"A wonderful addition to the Lennon library and a pleasure to finally have all these interviews (including my own) presented in their entirety." —Dennis Elsas, Sirius XM and New York–area radio personality

"Lennon's sardonic humor, intelligence, and honesty are displayed in these revealing discussions." —Library Journal

"Beatles' fans know their Beatles' quotes. So it's great fun to pick up Jeff Burger's book and dive deep into a wealth of material, some of which even the most ardent follower might not know and most of which had never been transcribed." —The [NJ] Star-Ledger

Author Biography

Jeff Burger is the editor of Springsteen on Springsteen and Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen. He has contributed to Barron's, Family Circle, GQ, the Los Angeles Times, Reader's Digest, and more than seventy-five other magazines, newspapers, and books. He lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey.