Lennon Remembers: The Full Rolling Stone Interviews from 1970 (Paperback)
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Initially published on the twentieth anniversary of his death, this candid book reveals new information on the breakup of the Beatles, fellow musicians such as Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones, Lennon’s attitudes towards revolution and drugs, and his relationship with Yoko Ono. Featuring new introductions by Ono and Wenner, and containing substantial material never before seen in print, Lennon Remembers presents a compelling portrait of a complex musical genius at the height of his career. Sometimes anguished and angry, often tender and poignant, these interviews are indispensable to understanding who John Lennon was and why his legacy continues to resonate today.
About the Author
Jann S. Wenner cofounded Rolling Stone magazine in 1967. Wenner is the publisher of Rolling Stone and owner of Men’s Journal. He has conducted and written many of Rolling Stone’s most iconic interviews with subjects ranging from Barack Obama to U2’s Bono, which was nominated for a National Magazine award. In 2010, he received the Norman Mailer Prize for his lifetime achievement in magazine publishing. He lives in New York City.
Yoko Ono is a peace activist, musician, artist, writer, and filmmaker. She is especially known for her performance art and her involvement with the Fluxus group. She has had retrospectives of her work at both the Whitney Museum and Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as in Germany and Spain. Ono was married to John Lennon of the Beatles from 1969 until his death in 1980.
“As riveting a document as it was three decades ago ... there is still nothing to rival this interview in the annals of rock journalism—it has lost none of its power to shock.”—Anthony DeCurtis, Rolling Stone
“Arguably the most legendary interview ever conducted with a major celebrity.”—Library Journal
“A must-have for anyone who loves and remembers Lennon.”—San Antonio Express
“This is the only voice that will ever articulate what it was really, really like to be in the Beatles when it all went wrong—caught in a moment, rasping, raving, and flaming mad.”—Uncut
“Finds Lennon in fine form, still bitter about the breakup of the Beatles, full of optimism about his future solo projects, opinionated, emotional and full of life. It captures his mercurial character more exactly than any other book on the Beatles I’ve read.”—Independent on Sunday