Who Killed John Lennon?


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. Pulling back the many layers, Jones closely tracks the life events and personality traits that led to Lennon living in self-imposed exile in New York, where he was shot dead outside his apartment on that fateful autumn day. Who, or what, really killed John Lennon? And when did the ‘real’ John Lennon die? Using first-hand research, unseen material and exclusive interviews with the people who knew Lennon best, Jones’ search for answers delves deep into the psyche of the world’s most storied musician – the good, the bad and the genius – 40 years on from his tragic death.

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Late on 8 December 1980, the world stopped turning for millions when news broke that its best-loved rock star had been gunned down in cold blood in New York City. But who, or what, really killed him? And when did the ‘real’ John Lennon die? Peeling back the layers, acclaimed music biographer and journalist Lesley-Ann Jones tracks the highs and lows that led Lennon to relocate to New York, where he was shot dead on the street outside his apartment building that fateful winter night. Using fresh first-hand research, unseen images and exclusive interviews with those who knew Lennon best, the author’s search for answers in this enthralling exploration offers a gripping, 360-degree view of one of our most iconic music legends, four decades on from his tragic death. There have been countless books about the Beatles and John Lennon. There has never been one quite like this.

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Weight 0.355 kg
Dimensions 19.5 × 13 × 2.5 cm






438 , 16 unnumbered of plates




782.42166092 (edition:23)


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