Imagine: A Celebration of John Lennon

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Penguin Studio, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 48 pages
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"Of all John Lennon's songs, "Imagine" has become the song most closely entwined with his memory, more so even than the great songs he wrote for the Beatles. It is in large part because, since his tragic death, this gentle ballad has become his epitaph, both in the Strawberry Fields mosaic in New York's Central Park - not far from the scene of his assassination - and in the imagination of his millions of fans. The poignant utopianism of the lyrics express the essence of Lennon's humanitarianism and melancholy." "Imagine: A Celebration of John Lennon is being published on the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of his death. The haunting lyrics are mirrored by photographs from every stage of his life - as a school boy in Liverpool, as a Beatle, with Yoko Ono, and in the years after the breakup of the Beatles. The combination of words and images make an elegant tribute to the life and art of John Lennon. Imagine is being published with the approval of Yoko Ono."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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John Lennon's lyrics for Imagine set with illustrations...where can you go wrong with Imagine as a children's book. **I collect Children's books so have many my read list. Read full review

About the author (1996)

Best known for his work with the world-renowned rock group, The Beatles, John Winston Lennon was born in Liverpool, England on October 9, 1940 to Alfred and Julia Stanley Lennon. Lennon was married twice, first to Cynthia Powell in 1962, with whom he had a child, John Julian, and later, in 1969, to Yoko Ono, the mother of his son Sean Taro Ono. Lennon was involved in various late 1950s British musical groups. He helped establish the Beatles in the early 1960s, teaming up with fellow Beatle Paul McCartney to write numerous bestselling popular songs including "Revolution" and "Strawberry Fields Forever." The Beatles' universal fame also resulted in their starring in such films as "Help!" and "A Hard Day's Night." When he met and married Yoko Ono in 1969, Lennon legally changed his name to John Ono Lennon. It was with Ono that he collaborated on several musical projects following the breakup of The Beatles. Lennon and Ono also gained notoriety from such public acts as being filmed and interviewed in bed, as a form of peace protest. John Lennon also had a string of post-Beatle solo music successes and he published satirical poems and stories. He moved to New York City and on December 8, 1980, he was shot to death outside his home in the Dakota building, by a deranged ex-fan, Mark David Chapman. He and Ono had just finished recording a new album "Double Fantasy." After its release, one of the songs, "Starting Over" was released as a single and rejuvenated his musical fame as his fans mourned his passing. Each year, on the anniversary of John Lennon's death, his fans throughout the world hold memorial services. Strawberry Fields, New York City's Central Park, further commemorates him.

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