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This masterly biography takes a fresh and penetrating look at every aspect of Lennon's much-chronicled life, including the songs that turned him, posthumously, into almost a 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's 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, literature, 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 before, and Yoko Ono, who speaks with sometimes shocking candour about her marriage to John.
©2008 Philip Norman;
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By John on 03-20-10

Outstanding

I have been listening to this story every morning for the past month on my way to work through the centre of liverpool. I pass the Cavern, the statue of John and the seat dedicated to Eleanor Rigby. The combination is absolutely magical. The narration is clear and correctly paced and the story told in such detail that 40 years of life needs to be spread over 2 unabridged volumes.

I would thoroughly recommend this audiobook to anyone who, like me, missed out on this generation.

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By Tony on 12-23-12

Perfect

I loved this audiobook, from the first minute to last. An unbelievable detailed and informative biography of the messed up genius. Listening to this has rekindled my love for the music of the best band ever .

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