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The judge Ivan Ilyich Golovin has spent his life in the pursuit of wealth and status, devoting himself obsessively to work and often neglecting his family in the process. When, after a small accident, he fails to make the expected recovery, it gradually becomes clear that he is soon to die. Ivan Ilyich then starts to question the futility and…
This is the story of the making of a legend.
This is a challenge to the orthodox versions of the Lennon Story’. The Making of John Lennon presents a journey into the confusion and pain that lay behind one of popular music’s most researched, yet most misunderstood geniuses. What follows is how John Lennon came to be John Lennon, musical legend. And it all starts in Liverpool.
Drawing on his own intimate knowledge of Liverpool, Francis Kenny teases out the range of experiences that shaped John Lennon. He delves into the distinctive history of Lennon’s city, his turbulent family background, his perceptions of social class, his experiences of fame, and his dark, complex psychological motivations.
With a focus on Liverpool life during Lennon’s formative years, The Making of John Lennon offers a unique perspective on the private life of the sensitive Liverpool boy who became a global icon.
The city, the family, the friends, the music and the events which forged the young man who became a 20th century icon.
From the foreword by Bill Harry, founder of Mersey Beat magazine