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'My first encounter with John Lennon gave me a sense of humility, which is funny in a way. The Beatles were such a big deal then - this was in 1963, before we had made a record - and we weren't really anyone.' - Mick Jagger. In this unique and evocative book, Yoko Ono, the widow of John Lennon, gathers together memories from fans, friends, and colleagues about the inspiring and influential singer-songwriter. Even in death Lennon and his work continues to inspire and enthrall. Some of the most well-respected artists, including James Brown, Marshall Crenshaw, Peter Gabriel and Dennis Hopper, share their reminiscences within these pages. Harry Benson is one of many photographers who recall Lennon's generosity and sense of humour; Cilla Black recounts how Lennon gave her her first break; activist Tom Hayden writes of how MI5 and the FBI tracked Lennon; Donovan tells of playing their guitars together at an Indian ashram; and many others tell of their excitement at hearing the Beatles music for the first time, and the impact it had on their lives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750943840
ISBN-10: 075094384X
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono met John Lennon in 1966. She was married to John from 1969 until his death in 1980. Together they collaborated on revolutionary art, film and music projects and spent much of their time on peace and humanitarian efforts. Since John's death, Yoko has released her own records, classified as experimental compositions and avant-garde rock and roll. She is a multimedia artist and currently resides in New York City.

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