The Revolutionary Artist

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The Revolutionary Artist

John Lennon's Radical Years

Authored by Patrick Cadogan

John Lennon began his career as an ordinary pop star who made extraordinary music. He slowly began to evolve as his fame grew and became radicalized through meetings and associations with sixties activists. During this time, John referring to himself as a "revolutionary artist." The Revolutionary Artist is an examination of Lennon's forays into activism, his political views, and the music he created during the period. This edition is fully revised and updated. Specific areas of focus include: an in-depth look at the 1969 Montreal bed-in, with extensive and wide-ranging interviews; a previously unreleased transcript of peace seminar Lennon attended at the University of Ottawa; discussions between John and Yoko recorded during their Primal Therapy sessions in 1970; a song-by-song analysis of Lennon's first three major solo releases, with commentary from John; an analysis of all of the songs that John and Paul wrote as the Beatles from Lennon's perspective in 1972.

Publication Date:
1441427317 / 9781441427311
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts / General

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