Lennon's life after the Beatles was eventful and fascinating. He moved from stardom in the world's biggest pop group to global peace campaigner and figurehead for radical causes. He left England for a new life in the USA with Yoko Ono. He later abandoned public life and retired to his New York apartment to raise their son and live the life of a recluse. In 1980 he re-emerged with a new album, but the plan to resume his career was cruelly curtailed on a fateful night outside the Dakota Building when he was murdered.
Upon first publication, this book was the first to examine and assess all of John Lennon's solo work. This updated edition includes lyrics and is released on the 40th anniversary of his death and the 80th anniversary of his birth.
Paul Du Noyer
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17 November 2020
Introduction * Shining On * John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band * Imagine * Some Time in New York City * Mind Games * Walls and Bridges * Double Fantasy * Milk and Honey * Long Lost John * Discography * Index.
Paul Du Noyer was born in Liverpool. He began as a music writer for the NME, moved on to edit Q magazine and in 1994 launched the rock monthly Mojo. He wrote the definitive history of his home town's music, Liverpool: Wonderous Place, and was a regular writer for NME, Mojo, Q and The Word. He worked with Yoko Ono on the sleeve notes for the 2000s re-releases of Lennon's records. He lives in London.