The Art and Music of John Lennonby Peter Doggett
This magnificent book also contains detailed information about all of the Lennon recording sessions as part of the Beatles, as a solo
From his childhood paintings to the song he recorded on the day he died, here is a complete catalogue of Lennon's work across many fields: songwriting, performing, drawing, painting, film, poetry, prose and conceptual art.
This magnificent book also contains detailed information about all of the Lennon recording sessions as part of the Beatles, as a solo artist and with Yoko Ono. Plus a complete UK and US discography, home demo recordings, composing tapes, studio out-takes, live recordings, collaborations, and interviews.
Peter Doggett's fascinating book traces the story of a unique creative adventure that ended too soon but left behind an incalculable legacy of words, images and music from a giant of rock n roll who always searched for the truth beyond the limits of his frame.
Beatles Historian Peter Doggett provides the definitive guide to the imaginative work of John Lennon. This comprehensive account details a man whose life and work were indivisible. Whether it was his amusing drawings to amuse classmates, recording million-selling hits with the Beatles or making avant-garde with Yoko Ono, John Lennon never stopped being a creator and Doggett explores his vivid imagination across many different Lennon projects spanning many years and creative forms.
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I bought this same book by another author-maybe a nom de plume?-about twenty years ago. Same information and same title. Only the author's name on the cover is different. A good reference to all John Lennon music and creative endeavors. Great read. Reading this while listening to his music is very interestindg and it helps put all the bootlegs of demos and half finished songs in a somewhat chronological order. This book helps undo the mess that "The Lost Lennon Tapes" created by giving every piece of music, as inconsequential as some of it might be, a place in time. By no means a biography, but a good source of information on most of his music. Sometimes there is afeeling that there should be more information on some songs than there is, but at other times there seems to not be enough on some other somgs, but that seems more like a fans obsession than anything else. Would recommend it to people very familiar with Lennon's music rather than to those only beginning to discover it or those who have only a passing interest in his art and music.