Lennon Remembers: The Full Rolling Stone Interviews from 1970

Lennon Remembers: The Full Rolling Stone Interviews from 1970

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by Jann S. Wenner, John Lennon, Charles Reich
     
 

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The complete and uncensored 1970 Rolling Stone interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.See more details below

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The complete and uncensored 1970 Rolling Stone interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

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Christopher Walsh
The complete Lennon Remembers stands out by virtue of the intimate and honest portrait [it] presents.
Billboard Magazine
Inside.com
[An] evocative and interesting book...exposes a funny, irascible Lennon you either never knew or were too addled to remember.
Library Journal
In December 1970, Rolling Stone ran an interview with John Lennon, conducted by Wenner, the magazine's founder, ostensibly to promote Lennon's first post-Beatles studio album. Fueled by anger, honesty, and ego, it became arguably the most legendary interview ever conducted with a major celebrity. Originally published in 1971, Lennon Remembers has been retranscribed from the original tapes. Segments that Lennon originally excised to spare others' feelings have been reinstated, including comments on his rumored affair with the Beatles's late manager, Brian Epstein. The transcript has also been returned to its original sequence, improving the flow of the conversation. In a new introduction, Wenner admits that the interview suffers from his inexperience, but Lennon trusted Wenner and was ready to purge years of pent-up bitterness over having to "completely humiliate oneself to be what the Beatles were." There may be some demand for this new edition, as it is the source for many of Lennon's comments in the hotly hyped Beatles Anthology (LJ 10/15/00). For larger collections. [For more on Brian Epstein, see Debbie Geller's In My Life, reviewed on p. 83.--Ed.]--Lloyd Jansen, Stockton-San Joaquin Cty. P.L., CA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Jeremy Harding
What makes th Lennon interview rewarding the second time around [is that] the perplexing contraditions it revealed at the time seem easier in grasp in retrospect.
London Review of Books
From the Publisher
“As riveting a document as it was three decades ago ... there is still nothing to rival this interview in the annals of rock journalism—it has lost none of its power to shock.”—Anthony DeCurtis, Rolling Stone

“Arguably the most legendary interview ever conducted with a major celebrity.”—Library Journal

“A must-have for anyone who loves and remembers Lennon.”—San Antonio Express

“This is the only voice that will ever articulate what it was really, really like to be in the Beatles when it all went wrong—caught in a moment, rasping, raving, and flaming mad.”—Uncut

“Finds Lennon in fine form, still bitter about the breakup of the Beatles, full of optimism about his future solo projects, opinionated, emotional and full of life. It captures his mercurial character more exactly than any other book on the Beatles I’ve read.”—Independent on Sunday

Uncut
This is the only voice that will ever articulate what it was really, really like to be in the Beatles when it all went wrong – caught in a moment, rasping, raving, and flaming mad.
Rolling Stone
As riveting a document as it was three decades ago ... there is still nothing to rival this interview in the annals of rock journalism – it has lost none of its power to shock.— Anthony DeCurtis
San Antonio Express
A must-have for anyone who loves and remembers Lennon.
Independent on Sunday
Finds Lennon in fine form, still bitter about the breakup of the Beatles, full of optimism about his future solo projects, opinionated, emotional and full of life. It captures his mercurial character more exactly than any other book on the Beatles I've read.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859846001
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
New
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
803,636
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.79(d)

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