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
Author
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 analyzes 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
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Connolly, Ray
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.L38
LC item number
C662 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lennon, John
  • Beatles
  • Rock musicians
Label
Being John Lennon : a restless life, Ray Connolly
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-414), discography (pages 410-412) , and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 448 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781474606806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99978981744
Other physical details
illlustrations, portraits
System control number
  • on1062364418
  • (OCoLC)1062364418
Label
Being John Lennon : a restless life, Ray Connolly
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-414), discography (pages 410-412) , and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 448 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781474606806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99978981744
Other physical details
illlustrations, portraits
System control number
  • on1062364418
  • (OCoLC)1062364418

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