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John Lennon: The Life

Philip Norman

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For more than a quarter century, biographer Philip Norman's internationally bestselling Shout! has been unchallenged as the definitive biography of the Beatles. Now, at last, Norman turns his formidable talent to the Beatle for whom being a Beatle was never enough. Drawing on previously untapped sources, and with unprecedented access to all the major characters, Norman presents the comprehensive and most revealing portrait of John Lennon ever published. This masterly biography takes a fresh and penetrating look at every aspect of Lennon's much-chronicled life, including the songs that have turned him, posthumously, into a near-secular saint. In three years of research, Norman has turned up an extraordinary amount of new information about even the best-known episodes of Lennon folklore-his upbringing by his strict Aunt Mimi; his allegedly wasted school and student days; the evolution of his peerless creative partnership with Paul McCartney; his Beatle-busting love affair with a Japanese performance artist; his forays into painting and literature; his experiments with Transcendental Meditation, primal scream therapy, and drugs. The book's numerous key informants and interviewees include Sir Paul McCartney, Sir George Martin, Sean Lennon-whose moving reminiscence reveals his father as never seen before-and Yoko Ono, who speaks with sometimes shocking candor about the inner workings of her marriage to John. "[A] haunting, mammoth, terrific piece of work." -New York Times Honest and unflinching, as John himself would wish, Norman gives us the whole man in all his endless contradictions-tough and cynical, hilariously funny but also naive, vulnerable and insecure-and reveals how the mother who gave him away as a toddler haunted his mind and his music for the rest of his days.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Graeme Malcolm

Length:

12h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:01


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:07


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:47


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:53


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:39


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:34


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

10:03


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

10:01


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:51


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:28


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

09:54


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:39


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:22


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:34


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:05


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:23


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

10:39


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:47


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:40


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:31


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

10:38


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:55


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:03


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:17


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:32


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:39


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:26


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:19


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:41


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:12


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:47


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

09:15


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:39


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

09:45


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:33


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:07


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:54


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:09


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:16


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:30