The Resource Being John Lennon : a restless life, Ray Connolly

Being John Lennon : a restless life, Ray Connolly

Label
Being John Lennon : a restless life
Title
Being John Lennon
Title remainder
a restless life
Statement of responsibility
Ray Connolly
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An intimate yet unsparing biography of one of the greatest and most mythologised musicians of the twentieth century. 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. As a journalist, author Ray Connolly had a close working relationship with Lennon, and the entire Beatles coterie. In this biography he unsparingly reassesses the chameleon nature of the perpetually dissatisfied star who just couldn't stop reinventing himself. Drawing on many interviews and conversations with Lennon, his first wife Cynthia and second Yoko Ono, as well as his girlfriend May Pang and song-writing partner Paul McCartney, this complex portrait is a revealing insight into a restless man whose emotional turbulence governed his life and talent
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Connolly, Ray
Dewey number
782.42166092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lennon, John
  • Beatles
  • Rock musicians
  • Rock musicians
Target audience
adult
Label
Being John Lennon : a restless life, Ray Connolly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
448 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781474606806
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 468691
  • (HPL)325434
  • 468691
Label
Being John Lennon : a restless life, Ray Connolly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
448 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781474606806
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 468691
  • (HPL)325434
  • 468691

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