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Lennon: The Man, the Myth, the Music - The Definitive Life

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display_descriptionIn his commanding new book, the eminent NPR critic Tim Riley takes us on the remarkable journey that brought a Liverpool art student from a disastrous childhood to the highest realms of fame.
Riley portrays Lennon's rise from Hamburg's red light district to Britain's Royal Variety Show; from the charmed naiveté 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. Written with the critical insight and stylistic mastery readers have come to expect from Riley, this richly textured narrative draws on numerous new and exclusive interviews with Lennon's friends, enemies, confidantes, and associates; lost memoirs written by relatives and friends; as well as previously undiscovered City of Liverpool records. Riley 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 misogynist who became a househusband. What emerges is the enormous, seductive, and confounding personality that made Lennon a cultural touchstone.
In Lennon, Riley casts Lennon as a modernist hero in a sweeping epic, dramatizing rock history anew as Lennon himself might have experienced it.
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ils:622991BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishHyperion, [2011]xiv, 765 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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subject_facetLennon, John, -- 1940-1980
Rock musicians -- England -- Biography
title_displayLennon : the man, the myth, the music--the definitive life
title_fullLennon : the man, the myth, the music--the definitive life / Tim Riley
Lennon The Man, the Myth, the Music - The Definitive Life
title_subThe Man, the Myth, the Music - The Definitive Life
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Lennon, John
Rock musicians