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Francis Kenny

 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatle’s film ‘Help’ and their firs major tour of’ America. What better way to celebrate than to go back to where it all began?

 

 

 

No true fan could deny the influence of Liverpool on the music and success of the Beatles, especially when examining arguably the most talented – and definitely the most tragic – John Lennon. The Making of John Lennon is the first biography by an author who fully understands and has first-hand experience of the culture and history of the city which created the musical genius which was John Lennon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatle’s film ‘Help’ and their firs major tour of’ America. What better way to celebrate than to go back to where it all began?

 

 

 

No true fan could deny the influence of Liverpool on the music and success of the Beatles, especially when examining arguably the most talented – and definitely the most tragic – John Lennon. The Making of John Lennon is the first biography by an author who fully understands and has first-hand experience of the culture and history of the city which created the musical genius which was John Lennon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatle’s film ‘Help’ and their firs major tour of’ America. What better way to celebrate than to go back to where it all began?

 

 

 

No true fan could deny the influence of Liverpool on the music and success of the Beatles, especially when examining arguably the most talented – and definitely the most tragic – John Lennon. The Making of John Lennon is the first biography by an author who fully understands and has first-hand experience of the culture and history of the city which created the musical genius which was John Lennon.

 

 

 

 

 

AUTHOR: Francis Kenny

The Making of John Lennon

BOOK TITLE:
The Making of John Lennon
ISBN:
ISBN-13: 9781908373908
DATE PUBLISHED:
20/11/2014
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

FRANCIS KENNY worked on construction sites in Liverpool for around ten years before embarking on degrees in Economics, Sociology and Social Policy. He has lectured at university level on arts, culture and music and now works as a teacher in Liverpool. Kenny is the only author to write on John Lennon who was born and still lives in John’s home town. He met his wife in the (original) Cavern Club and was one of the hundreds of thousands of fans who cheered The Beatles as they drove through Liverpool to attend the Northern Premiere of A Hard Day’s Night. With the emphasis on the importance and formative influence of place, The Making of John Lennon is illustrated with photographs of selected places of interest; these are linked to two maps, of inner and outer Liverpool, showing significant locations. See overleaf for some of the themes explored. Author’s website: www.makingofjohnlennon.com 

 

 

 

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The Making of John Lennon: The Untold Story Behind the Rise and Fall of The Beatles is an exploration of working-class life in fifties and sixties Liverpool as well as a biography of John Lennon that charts the events of Lennon’s childhood and adolescence, mapping out his environment, the important people and important places. The book chronicles the locations that shaped John Lennon’s life – from Abbey Road to Wandsworth Jail to New York City. 

The Making of John Lennon is an investigative biography which explores Lennon’s childhood and his life until the end of The Beatles. Francis Kenny documents Lennon’s less saintly side, looking to the roots of his brilliant but conflicted nature and tracing how. He looks at how Lennon’s childhood pain is expressed in his lyrics, sometimes overtly, sometimes as a disguised coda. The result is a controversial new take on one of the most influential figures of the past 100 years.   

 

 

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Maureen McDaid

Just finished reading this great book. Totally different to other books I've read about JL and the Beatles. It gives real insight into what was going on in John's head and how his early years had so much effect. The author has included many anecdotes about the Beatles and has intrduced his own Liverpool humour into it as well. I recommend it as a genuinely good read.

Mrs Mary WIlson

This is a very good book but also a very sad one indeed, the author deals with John's background in Liverpool very well and the book is extremely well researched. Mimi John's aunt turns out to be a revelation in the harm that she inflicted on the young John which was despicable. This book throws a whole new light on The Beatles story

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