Download PDF A Connection to Lennon ? by Timothy Dorr and published by Timothy Dorr. This book was released on 2021-03-01 with total page 11 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Have you ever felt a real, deep connection to someone? Anyone? A well-known celebrity? Have you ever had a memorable dream in your lifetime that you've never forgotten? Read this short story to give yourself a chance to ponder these questions. Then decide whether the author had a real connection to Lennon. That would be John, of course. NOTE: This essay was intentionally written from the perspective, and voice of the Author's daughter. The story is from her point of view. Originally, she was given an assignment from her high school English teacher. In the essay, one of her parents had to describe a 'Paranormal' event during their lifetime. And after her father had a mysterious experience; the daughter noted all the events. So, fasten your seat belt and take a ride along a journey where the daughter and father talk about the true events of Dad's possible connection to one of the most famous musicians of all-time. And, along the way, various celebrities emerge and add to the association. At the end, ask yourself - Was the Author connected to John Lennon? It’s up to you to decide. (View the cover after you've read the story and this may help you with your decision...) FYI - Previously, in December, 2020, the 40th anniversary of John Lennon's passing occurred. Thus, the reading of this essay may help you with either, more knowledge of this iconic member of the Beatles, or just some additional wisdom into the anthology of Beatles history. This story is dedicated to John's legacy and all of Lennon’s great contributions to the world.
Download PDF Corn Flakes with John Lennon by Robert Hilburn and published by Rodale. This book was released on 2010-10-12 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Robert Hilburn's storied career as a rock critic has allowed him a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of some of the most iconic figures of our time. He was the only music critic to visit Folsom Prison with Johnny Cash. He met John Lennon during his lost weekend period in Los Angeles and they became friends. Bob Dylan granted him his only interviews during his "born-again" period and the occasion of his 50th birthday. Michael Jackson invited Hilburn to watch cartoons with him in his bedroom. When Springsteen took to playing only old hits, Hilburn scolded him for turning his legendary concerts into oldies revues, and Springsteen changed his set list. In this totally unique account of the symbiotic relationship between critic and musical artist, Hilburn reflects on the ways in which he has changed and been changed by the subjects he’s covered; Bono weighs in with an introduction about how Hilburn’s criticism influenced and altered his own development as a musician. Corn Flakes with John Lennon is more than about one man’s adventures in rock and roll: It’s the gripping and untold story of how popular music reshapes the way we think about the world and helps to define the modern American character.
Download PDF The Original Manuals of Noble Ape by Tom Barbalet and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2011-03-15 with total page 92 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Noble Ape Simulation was originally developed in 1996 as a biological and cognitive simulation. It was very basic and showed a graphical representation of an island populated with Noble Apes through a simple contour map. The initial development was done in Australia and Malaysia. The early development had considerable documentation. The documentation gave it a weight of interest, the software alone did not have. This is that documentation.
Download PDF Lennon by Tim Riley and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-09-20 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In his commanding new book, the eminent NPR critic Tim Riley takes us on the remarkable journey that brought a Liverpool art student from a disastrous childhood to the highest realms of fame. Riley portrays Lennon's rise from Hamburg's red light district to Britain's Royal Variety Show; from the charmed naivetéf "Love Me Do" to the soaring ambivalence of "Don't Let Me Down"; from his shotgun marriage to Cynthia Powell in 1962 to his epic media romance with Yoko Ono. Written with the critical insight and stylistic mastery readers have come to expect from Riley, this richly textured narrative draws on numerous new and exclusive interviews with Lennon's friends, enemies, confidantes, and associates; lost memoirs written by relatives and friends; as well as previously undiscovered City of Liverpool records. Riley explores Lennon in all of his contradictions: the British art student who universalized an American style, the anarchic rock 'n' roller with the moral spine, the anti-jazz snob who posed naked with his avant-garde lover, and the misogynist who became a househusband. What emerges is the enormous, seductive, and confounding personality that made Lennon a cultural touchstone. In Lennon, Riley casts Lennon as a modernist hero in a sweeping epic, dramatizing rock history anew as Lennon himself might have experienced it.
Download PDF Lucy in the Mind of Lennon by Tim Kasser and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-06-07 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since John Lennon composed Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds in early 1967, fans and music critics alike have argued over the meaning of the song. Is it about drugs? Is it just a lyrical response to a drawing given Lennon by his 4-year-old son Julian? Is there some deeper meaning? Professor Tim Kasser goes beyond speculative explanations by applying innovative psychological methods to the song's lyrics and music. He deeply analyzes the song's linguistic structure, its basic theme, and the way its words and music had been used by Lennon in earlier songs. As the findings accumulate, Kasser weaves them together with the facts of Lennon's life and established psychological theories to provide an integrative (and sometimes surprising) perspective on the psychological processes that led Lennon to write Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Kasser goes on to follow the unfolding of these personal dynamics in later Lennon songs like I am the Walrus, Yer Blues, and Working Class Hero. No other book has so closely examined this period of Lennon's life with such a sophisticated psychological approach. Kasser's methods and perspective point to the usefulness of scientific psychology for understanding why a particular person does a particular thing at a particular time, at the same time that they shed new light on this fascinating and controversial man.
Download PDF When Life Sends You Lemons, Make Lennonaid by Kaya John and published by Balboa Press. This book was released on 2017-10-25 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Healing and forgiveness from the other side, life transformation through the music of the Beatles.
Download PDF Gimme Some Truth by Jon Wiener and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 367 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fascinating, engrossing, and at points hilarious and absurd, "Gimme Some Truth" documents the FBI surveillance of John Lennon in 1972 when the war in Vietnam was at its peak. 157 line drawings.
Download PDF Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Sacrifice by Brian Freeman and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2022-07-26 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jason Bourne tackles a global media conspiracy in the latest electrifying entry in Robert Ludlum’s #1 New York Times bestselling series. Jason Bourne has faced many killers before, but none as dangerous or as cruelly inventive as the assassin who calls himself Lennon. Bourne thought he had Lennon cornered in Iceland, only to have the killer escape in a fiery explosion. Now Lennon’s trail leads Bourne to New York and then to Washington – and the body count rises with each deadly encounter. But who is Lennon working for? Bourne believes the assassin has a shadowy new employer called the Pyramid. The only clue to the group’s agenda is a young German woman murdered in Washington on her way to a covert meeting. But the woman’s entire identity turns out to be a lie, and news reports of her death have been strangely twisted and suppressed. Finding the truth about this woman may be Bourne’s only chance to catch Lennon – and uncover the conspiracy behind the Pyramid. But the chase comes with high stakes. Bourne’s former lover, journalist Abbey Laurent, is digging into the mystery too, and Jason’s perilous battle against Lennon and the Pyramid will soon put Abbey in the assassin’s crosshairs. Bourne will need to use every bit of his tradecraft and his genius for mayhem to expose this web of lies and murder before Lennon kills the woman he loves.
Download PDF The Boy in the Song by Michael Heatley and published by Portico. This book was released on 2014-11-24 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Boy in the Song is a follow up to 2010's The Girl in the Song. It features the real-life stories that inspired some classic pop songs about the male of the species. While the first book was filled with songs about unrequited love, the follow-up is more varied, with songs written from a number of emotions. There are songs motivated by love and hate, there are tributes and there are biographical tales. Each song is featured on two, four or six pages with a small biography of the artist along with the story of how and why the song was written, and, most intriguingly, what happened after the song became a hit.
Download PDF Who Killed John Lennon? by Lesley-Ann Jones and published by John Blake. This book was released on 2020-09-17 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Late on 8 December 1980, the world abruptly stopped turning for millions, as news broke that the world's most beloved bard had been gunned down in cold blood in New York city. The most iconic Beatle left behind an unrivalled catalogue of music and legions of faithful disciples - yet his profound legacy has brought with it as many questions and contradictions as his music has provided truths and certainties. In this compelling exploration, acclaimed music biographer Lesley-Ann Jones unravels the enigma that was John Lennon to present a complete portrait of the man, his life, his loves, his music, his untimely death and, ultimately, his legacy. Pulling back the many layers, Jones closely tracks the life events and personality traits that led to Lennon living in self-imposed exile in New York, where he was shot dead outside his apartment on that fateful autumn day. Who, or what, really killed John Lennon? And when did the 'real' John Lennon die? Using fresh first-hand research, unseen material and exclusive interviews with the people who knew Lennon best, Jones' search for answers offers a spellbinding, 360-degree view of one of the world's most iconic music legends. Who Killed John Lennon? delves deep into psyche of the world's most storied musician - the good, the bad and the genius - forty years on from his tragic death.
Download PDF There's a Riot Going On by Peter Doggett and published by Open Road + Grove/Atlantic. This book was released on 2009-05-05 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Between 1965 and 1972, political activists around the globe prepared to mount a revolution. While the Vietnam War raged, calls for black power grew louder and liberation movements erupted everywhere from Berkeley, Detroit, and Newark, to Paris, Berlin, Ghana, and Peking. Rock and soul music fueled the revolutionary movement with anthems and iconic imagery. Soon the musicians themselves, from John Lennon and Bob Dylan to James Brown and Fela Kuti, were being dragged into the fray. From Mick Jagger’s legendary appearance in Grosvenor Square standing on the sidelines and snapping pictures, to the infamous incident during the Woodstock Festival when Pete Townshend kicked yippie Abbie Hoffman off the stage while he tried to make a speech about an imprisoned comrade, Doggett unravels the truth about how these were not the “Street Fighting Men” they liked to see themselves as and how the increasing corporatization of the music industry played an integral role in derailing the cultural dream. There’s a Riot Going On is a fresh, definitive, and exceedingly well-researched behind-the-scenes account of this uniquely turbulent period when pop culture and politics shared the world stage with mixed results.
Download PDF The Killer Inside by Wayne A. Souza and published by LULU. This book was released on 2014 with total page 579 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1997, Detective Martin Cole was fighting a losing battle with luck. His wife had left him, taking his kids away. To forget the pain, he turned to drink. Then he was assigned to a by-the-book missing-persons case that turned out to be anything but. Before he knew it, Cole was trapped inside the world of a serial killer. The bodies piled up as the man the newspapers dubbed the "Poetic Killer" waged his war against decency. The people of Rhode Island were afraid and angry, and Cole was supposed to be the hero. But then the killer made the case personal by adding Cole's wife to his bloody list of trophies. Cole's young daughter, Jessica, unable to handle her mother's murder, was committed to an institution. Now, twelve years later, Cole is retired from the force and trying to build a new life. The last piece of the puzzle is the release of his daughter. Things are finally starting to make sense again. And then the killings begin anew.
Download PDF Take a Sad Song by James Campion and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-05-15 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Take a Sad Song: The Emotional Currency of "Hey Jude," James Campion dives deeply into the song's origins, recording, visual presentation, impact, and eventual influence, while also discovering what makes "Hey Jude" a classic musical expression of personal comfort and societal unity conceived by a master songwriter, Paul McCartney. Within its melodic brilliance and lyrical touchstones of empathy and nostalgia resides McCartney's personal and professional relationship with his childhood friend and songwriting partner, John Lennon, and their simultaneous pursuit of the women who would complete them. There are also clues to the growing turmoil within the Beatles and their splintering generation scarred by war, assassination, and virulent protest. Campion's journey into the song includes the insights of academic experts and professors in the field of musicology, sociology, philosophy, psychology, and history. Campion also reveals commentary from noted Beatles authors, biographers, music historians, and journalists and, finally, a peek into the craft of songwriting from a host of talented composers across several generations. Take a Sad Song is a tribute to how a song can define, inspire, and affect us in ways we do not always fully comprehend, as well as a celebration of a truly amazing track in the Beatles canon that reveals one band's genius and underscores its lasting voice in our cultural and musical landscape.
Download PDF Dylan, Lennon, Marx and God by Jon Stewart and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-12-09 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ground-breaking dual biography that explores pop music's two most influential songwriters, offering new insights into their creative thinking.
Download PDF Lennon in America by Geoffery Giuliano and published by Cooper Square Press. This book was released on 2001-07-02 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Lennon was a legend in his own time. Deprived of life at a young age, Lennon has become a symbol of the '60s and '70s peace movement. But what do we really know about him as a person?
Download PDF Lennon and McCartney by Thomas MacFarlane and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-09-30 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lennon and McCartney: Painting with Sound explores the work of two of the most influential composers of the twentieth century. Five decades after the breakup of the Beatles, the music of John Lennon and Paul McCartney continues to fascinate and inspire. Evidence suggests that their uniquely eclectic approach can be traced back to the Liverpool College of Art. Following on that idea, this book explores the creative dialogue between John Lennon and Paul McCartney, both with the Beatles and on their own, that grew out of that early influence. The book is presented in three sections: I. Stretching the Canvas considers the Liverpool College of Art as the backdrop for John and Paul’s early collaborations with painter and musician Stuart Sutcliffe. This is followed by discussions of select works created by the Beatles between 1962-69. II. Extending the Space focuses on the long-distance creative dialogue between Lennon and McCartney as demonstrated in their respective solo recordings of the 1970s. III. New Colours considers the final works of the Lennon and McCartney creative dialogue as well as various McCartney solo projects released in the years that followed Lennon’s death in 1980. Here, the focus is on Paul’s development as a painter, its effect on his creativity, and his subsequent efforts to establish the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts as a world-class arts conservatory.
Download PDF Beatlemania by André Millard and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2012-06-04 with total page 223 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Refreshing and insightful, Beatlemania offers a deeper understanding the days of the Fab Four and the band’s long-term effects on the business and culture of pop music.