The Search for John Lennon
The Life, Loves, and Death of a Rock Star
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Late on December 8th, 1980, the world abruptly stopped turning for millions, as news broke that the world's most beloved musician had been gunned down in cold blood in New York City. The most iconic Beatle left behind an unrivaled body of music and legions of faithful disciples—yet his profound legacy has brought with it as many questions and contradictions as his music has provided truths and certainties.
In this compelling exploration, acclaimed music biographer Lesley-Ann Jones unravels the enigma that was John Lennon to present a complete portrait of the man, his life, his loves, his music, his untimely death, and, ultimately, his legacy.
Using fresh first-hand research, unseen material and exclusive interviews with the people who knew Lennon best, Jones's search for answers offers a spellbinding, 360-degree view of one of the world's most iconic music legends. The Search for John Lennon delves deep into psyche of the world's most storied musician—the good, the bad and the genius—forty years on from his tragic death.
Praise For The Search for John Lennon: The Life, Loves, and Death of a Rock Star…
— Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"[Jones's] deep psychological exploration of the legend’s life is literary, even lyrical, from the very first lines... [and] her long reporting career also yields caches of gold."
— Stuart Miller
"[A] probing, insightful, admirably evenhanded portrait of the artist as a young enigma."
— Richard Zoglin
“A timely book, and the best of the Lennon biographies.”
— Henry Carrigan
“Jones has a lavish… writing style that is absolutely perfect for this material and a delight to read.”
— Greg Young
"A gorgeously written, fascinating examination of the late artist’s many angles and layers."
— Lauren Daley
Praise for Hero: David Bowie:
"Through interviews with friends and colleagues, as well as detailed research, the writer has gained unprecedented knowledge of the true story behind the legend. Reveals fascinating insight into one of the greatest artists of our lifetime.”
— The Evening Standard
"An intriguing book. This is a personal friendship in writing. The knowledge divulged here is an endearing and powerful tale of a man who conquered the entire entertainment industry with his creative force.”
"Through several interviews with Bowie she evocatively portrays his fascinating life, often with a tenderness you wouldn't expect.”
— The Daily Express
Pegasus Books, 9781643136721, 352pp.
Publication Date: December 1, 2020