Arguably one of the greatest musicians of all time, John Lennon continues to be an iconic figure for many people around the world. If you’re looking for the top John Lennon Books this page could be ideal for you.
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Who was John Lennon?
John was born on 9th October 1940 and died on 8th December 1980. He was best known as a musician who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He and Paul McCartney, along with George Harrison and Ringo Starr made up the Fab Four, the group achieved worldwide fame during the 1960s.
In 1969, Lennon started the Plastic Ono Band with his second wife, Yoko Ono, and he continued to pursue a solo career following the Beatles’ break-up in April 1970.
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 analyses 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.
Personally compiled and curated by Yoko Ono, Imagine John Yoko is the definitive inside story – told in revelatory detail – of the making of the legendary album and all that surrounded it: the locations, the creative team, the artworks and the films, in the words of John & Yoko and the people who were there.
Features 80% exclusive, hitherto-unpublished archive photos and footage sequences of all the key players in situ, together with lyric sheets, Yoko’s art installations, and exclusive new insights and personal testimonies from Yoko and over forty of the musicians, engineers, staff, celebrities, artists and photographers who were there – including Julian Lennon, Klaus Voormann, Alan White, Jim Keltner, David Bailey, Dick Cavett and Sir Michael Parkinson.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY. First published in 1964 and 1965, In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works are a brilliantly inventive and offbeat collection of John Lennon’s stories, drawings and poems.
Before he was a singer, a Beatle, or a music legend, JOHN LENNON was an artist. Professionally trained, he attended the prestigious Liverpool Art Institute from 1957 to 1960. Although Lennon is best known as a singer-songwriter, his legacy was also one of social revolution, humanitarianism, and artistry.
The honest and revealing story of John Lennon’s childhood by his sister Julia.
Through her own personal journey, Julia reveals the battle between two strong, self-willed women – John’s mother and his Aunt Mimi – to have custody of John in his early years. It was Aunt Mimi who finally won and removed John from his mother at the age of five. But as John grew up, he would frequently return home – spending time with his mother and half-sisters, Julia, Jackie and Ingrid, learning his love of music from his mother, and hanging out, playing guitar with his childhood friend Paul McCartney.
he final word on music’s greatest legend, in which Philip Norman reveals a John Lennon the world has never seen. With ground-breaking insight into the pain, beauty and frustration that shaped the genius of modern music, John Lennon: The Definitive Biography redefines a legend.
John Lennon – the iconic songwriter, composer and one quarter of The Beatles – was a giant of the twentieth century. As the founding member of the world’s most successful group ever, he changed lives. The popularity and significance of The Beatles is beyond comparison in our age – in the UK alone, they released more than 40 number one singles and albums.
Cynthia and John Lennon’s relationship spanned ten crucial years of the Beatles phenomenon. But as well as new insight into the Beatles years, Cynthia has a compelling personal story of marriage, motherhood and the man who was to become the most idolised and admired of all the Beatles.
Cynthia is candid about the cruel and the loving sides of John. She tells of the end of their marriage and the beginning of his relationship with Yoko Ono in more detail than ever before, and reveals the many difficulties estrangement from John – and then his death – brought for herself and Julian. Cynthia is a remarkable survivor and this is her extraordinary story and unique insight into a man loved and idolised all over the world.
A lifetime of letters, collected for the first time, from the legendary The Beatles musician and songwriter John Lennon
John Lennon is one of the world’s greatest-ever song writers, creator of ‘Help!’, ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’, ‘Imagine’ and dozens more.
Now, his letters have been collected and published, illuminating as never before the intimate side of a private genius.
The result of six years of research and some 1,200 interviews, this book takes fans deep into Lennon’s secretive world, from his traumatic childhood to his Beatles days to his hidden life with Yoko Ono. While the Lennon of legend enjoyed a gifted and inspired life, the private Lennon lived in torment, poisoning himself with drugs and self-hatred.
The Lives of John Lennon exposed for the first time all of his various lives, from idealist to cynic, from ascetic to junkie. It is a lasting tribute to his brilliant achievements and a revelation of the price he paid for them.
Jump aboard the White Feather Flier, a magical plane that can go anywhere on Earth! In this three-book set, Julian Lennon’s books immerses children into interactive and unique journeys where they will meet the White Feather Flier.
The Flier’s mission is to transport readers around the world, to engage them in helping to save the environment, and to teach one and all to love our planet. Just press a button printed on the page and use your Imagination Power to make the Flier glide through the air or transform into vehicles that will help those in need.
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.
An intimate journey through John Lennon’s final years. Including photos of Lennon and family.
Robert Rosen is the author of the international bestseller “Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon” and the investigative memoir “Beaver Street: A History of Modern Pornography.” His work has appeared in such publications as Mother Jones, The Soho Weekly News, The Independent, Uncut, and Proceso.
This book is a categorized collection of selected quotes by John Lennon, the famed singer-songwriter of the Beatles, a band that impacted the popular music scene like no other before, or since.
Quotes categorised into wide variety of subjects (inspirational and uplifting, deep and profound, witty and humorous, reflections, wise and enlightening, love, songwriting, views and opinions, god and religion, interviews, etc.)
In 1975 John Lennon moved to New York City, stopped being a Beatle, and started being a father. Now, experience life with Lennon inside The Dakota as the world’s most famous frontman awakens to the beauty and wonder of his new family while confronting the pains of his past in this graphic novel.
Author Cobeyran and illustrator Horne create a story in which we experience Lennon’s therapy sessions as they unfold, full of the allure and mystery befitting the unknown life of a creative giant.
Join one little pigeon on her mission to spread the word of peace around the world. Set to the lyrics the iconic song Imagine, this book brings John Lennon’s enduring message of peace and tolerance to a new generation. A royalty from every copy sold will go to charity Amnesty International.
‘Imagine is a very powerful statement, written with an incredible deep love for humanity and its future’ – (Yoko Ono Lennon)