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John Lennon

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John Lennon was the man who founded The Beatles, and whose energy and initial commitment to becoming "bigger than Elvis" were greatly influential in taking them to the heights of fame. John was the thoughtful, intelligent one, celebrated for his sharp wit and swift put-downs. Privately, he was a complex man: a superstar who hated the restrictions of being famous; a singer ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by Parragon Publishing (first published 2002)
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Angie Nemecek
Mar 02, 2016 rated it liked it
John Lennon by Marie Clayton is a biography on the life and career of John Winston Lennon. This book focuses on John’s insane childhood, the formation of The Beatles, Yoko Ono’s influence, and his life’s tragic ending. Marie Clayton included photos of John and The Beatles that I had never seen before and the pictures really honed in who he was as a person. The author did a great job describing John’s childhood with his Aunt Mimi, but I feel as if she could have done a better job describing his m ...more
Jan 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Many people agree that a single picture can be worth a thousand words. A picture can tell you the basics: who, what, when, where and why. But it can also talk about emotions, connections, and reveal more about a time period than any book can describe. This is the way that many of the photographs in John Lennon: Unseen Archives can pop out at the reader.

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Feb 04, 2009 rated it liked it
You don't read this book as much as you look at the pictures. I enjoyed it, but it was a cheap bargain book when I bought it. I probably didn't learn much, but it was a nice nostalgic trip back in time.
Angela Joyce
This had a lot of great photos I hadn't seen before, though the text got a few things wrong, I think-- I believe Sean Lennon's middle name is Taro, not Tara (to be perfectly nitpicky). There are plenty of closeup photos of John Lennon's fascinating face.
Shane Bennett
Feb 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book about a true legend, awesome pictures!
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Tragic telling of the intimate lives of John Lennon, his first wife and all the Beatles.
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