Skywriting By Word of Mouth

Author: John Lennon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448138825

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

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WITH AN AFTERWORD BY YOKO ONO AND ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS BY THE AUTHOR John Lennon wrote the material collected in Skywriting by Word of Mouth during Yoko Ono's pregnancy with Sean Lennon. After John's assassination in 1980, his manuscript was stolen from the Lennon's home. Skywriting was finally published in 1986, and it displays all of Lennon's extraordinary creativity and inventiveness with language. It includes Lennon's only piece of autobiography, 'The Ballad of John and Yoko' as well as short works of fiction, accounts of falling in love, marriage, the break-up of the Beatles and life in America.
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The John Lennon Letters

Erinnerungen in Briefen

Author: John Lennon

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492961363

Category: Music

Page: 416

View: 1344

Seit dreißig Jahren sucht Hunter Davies nach Schriftstücken von John Lennon. Von intellektuellem Geist und poetischer Begabung, war Lennon nicht nur Mitbegründer der Beatles, Komponist und Sänger, sondern auch Schriftsteller, Zeichner und Friedensaktivist, der die Träume ganzer Generationen spiegelte. Wann immer er eine Idee für einen Songtext hatte, einen Gedanken, einen Wunsch: Füller, Tinte und Papier dienten ihm, sich mitzuteilen. Die »John Lennon Letters« waren auf der ganzen Welt verstreut, Davies spürte sie auf in Auktionshäusern, Zeitungsredaktionen, Museen, bei Privatpersonen. Jetzt erscheinen sie erstmals als Buch. Weise, verrückt, lustig oder herzzerreißend: Die Briefe erlauben einen unverstellten und sehr intimen Blick auf John Lennon, einen der größten Künstler des 20. Jahrhunderts.
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Tagebücher

Author: Kurt Cobain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596160167

Category:

Page: 315

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Alle Vögel unter dem Himmel

Author: Charlie Jane Anders

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104038384

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7806

›Alle Vögel unter dem Himmel‹ von Charlie Jane Anders ist vieles: ein magischer Science-Fiction-Roman, eine unvergessliche Liebesgeschichte zwischen einer Hexe und einem Nerd – und eine feinsinnige Bestandsaufnahme des modernen Lebens. Patricia Delfine merkt früh, dass sie eine Hexe ist. Schließlich kann sie mit den Vögeln sprechen – oder konnte es früher zumindest einmal (an jenem warmen Sommertag). Laurence Armstead ist ein Nerd: Schon als Highschool-Schüler erfindet er in seinem Kinderzimmer eine Zeitmaschine, die es ihm erlaubt, zwei Sekunden in die Zukunft zu reisen. Obwohl sie unterschiedlicher nicht sein könnten, werden sie schnell Freunde. Gegen Ende der Schulzeit verlieren sie sich aus den Augen, nur um sich einige Jahre später in San Francisco wiederzutreffen: Doch der Zeitpunkt ist denkbar ungünstig: Die Welt wird gerade von einer ökologischen Katastrophe heimgesucht: Ganze Regionen versinken im Meer, Flüchtlingsströme durchziehen die Welt. Wissenschaftler wie Hexen suchen nach einem Ausweg, können sich jedoch nicht einigen. Laurence und Patricia finden sich auf unterschiedlichen Seiten der Auseinandersetzung wieder und müssen sich fragen: Wem können wir trauen, wenn die Welt aus den Fugen gerät, dem Verstand oder dem Gefühl? »Was für ein großartiges Buch! Eine wunderbare Synthese aus Magie und Technik, Freude und Leid, Romantik und Weisheit. Ein absolutes Muss.« Lev Grossman Für Leser von Michael Chabon, Jonathan Lethem und Armistead Maupin
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The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four [2 volumes]

Everything Fab Four

Author: Kenneth Womack

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313391726

Category: Music

Page: 1116

View: 9288

A fascinating look at the history of the Beatles, from their formative years through the present day, as detailed in hundreds of entries chock-full of information never before shared with the public. • Offers unprecedented insights into the Beatles' collective and solo releases, as well as the people and places that impacted their work • Analyzes their complete body of work along with the instrumentation and recording sessions behind the music • Tells the story of this iconic group through compelling entries written with a clear focus on readability
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Read the Beatles

Classic and New Writings on the Beatles, Their Legacy, and Why They Still Matter

Author: June Skinner Sawyers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440649251

Category: Music

Page: 416

View: 7939

A must-have volume for all Beatles fans-a career-spanning selection of writings about the Fab Four There are, of course, many books on the Beatles, but this is the only one available that is a comprehensive, career-spanning collection of journalism about the legendary band, before and after the breakup. Consisting of more than fifty articles, essays, interviews, record and movie reviews, poems, and book excerpts-many of them rare and hard to find-Read the Beatles is an unprecedented compilation that follows the arc of the Fab Four's iconic and idiosyncratic career, from their early days in Liverpool through their tragic and triumphant histories after the group's split. The book also includes original essays from noted musicians and journalists about the Beatles' lasting influence and why they still matter today.
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Die Umwandlung

Roman

Author: Rose Tremain,Elfie Deffner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423131063

Category:

Page: 428

View: 9926

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Der letzte Held

Roman

Author: Samit Basu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492266468

Category:

Page: 522

View: 9467

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Der unsichtbare Mann

Author: Ralph Ellison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499138782

Category: African American men

Page: 661

View: 2773

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The Beatles as Musicians

Revolver Through the Anthology

Author: Walter Everett

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195129410

Category: Music

Page: 395

View: 846

Given the phenomenal fame and commercial success that the Beatles knew for the entire course of their familiar career, their music per se has received surprisingly little detailed attention. Not all of their cultural influence can be traced to long hair and flashy clothing; the Beatles had numerous fresh ideas about melody, harmony, counterpoint, rhythm, form, colors, and textures. Or consider how much new ground was broken by their lyrics alone--both the themes and imagery of the Beatles' poetry are key parts of what made (and still makes) this group so important, so popular, and so imitated. This book is a comprehensive chronological study of every aspect of the Fab Four's musical life--including full examinations of composition, performance practice, recording, and historical context--during their transcendent late period (1966-1970). Rich, authoritative interpretations are interwoven through a documentary study of many thousands of audio, print, and other sources.
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John Lennon

Die Biographie

Author: Philip Norman

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426428741

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1024

View: 9371

We All Want To Change The World Das biographische Meisterwerk über die größte Legende der Popmusik: John Lennon. Philip Norman liefert ein facettenreiches Porträt des Gründers der Beatles, der mit seinen genialen Songs Musikgeschichte schrieb – eine grandiose Hommage an die Pop-Ikone.
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In seiner eigenen Schreibe

Author: John Lennon,Helmut Kossodo,Wolf D. Rogosky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936738766

Category:

Page: 86

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There's a Riot Going On

Revolutionaries, Rock Stars, and the Rise and Fall of the 60s

Author: Peter Doggett

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802197744

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 2783

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.
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100 Things Beatles Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

Author: Gillian G. Gaar

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1623682029

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 8225

Few music groups have been able to sustain a fan base over half a century that is as significant and devoted as those of the Beatles, and this entertaining guide to all things Fab Four rewards those fans with everything they need to know about the band in a one-of-a-kind format. Packed with history, trivia, lists, little-known facts, and must-do adventures that every Beatles fan should undertake, it ranks each item from one to 100. Fans of any generation will appreciate the songs, albums, places, personalities, and events that are relived and revealed from five decades of Beatles lore.
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Postcards from the boys

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896026576

Category:

Page: 111

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Lennon

The Man, the Myth, the Music - The Definitive Life

Author: Tim Riley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1401303935

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 800

View: 311

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 naiveté of "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.
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John

Author: Cynthia Lennon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442154067

Category:

Page: 380

View: 5831

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Acorn

signiert und limitiert

Author: Yoko Ono

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783942989633

Category:

Page: 216

View: 7196

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