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Jude Southerland Kessler: Lennon Biography Series
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28 January 2010
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Note: Three threads merged on 3rd July 2014 by meanmistermustard. The first thread consisted of posts 1 -> 33 and 39 -> 41; the second posts 34 -> 38; the third posts 42 -> 52.

 

I ordered Shoulda Been There by Jude Southerland Kessler on Monday. It is apparently a biography of John Lennon (what, did you expect someone else?) and is written as a third person novel. It's the first of a five part series. You can read an excerpt here. It received rave reviews on Amazon and she spent 15+ years doing research, so it should be good. I hope. At worst, I'm stuck with $23 kindling.

Has any else read this book or even heard about it?

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Backbeat is a brilliant film. Ian Hart who plays John Lennon does a fantastic job and i felt he captured who John was or what i thought John was like. Stephen Dorff does a good scouse accent but he was luckier because we didn't really have a perception of what Stu was like, but all of the cast were really good, no annoying portrayals as in other flims. It had great location work in Liverpool too, not just somewhere else pretending to be Liverpool. I'd highly recommend you get a copy of this film. Sorry to butt in your conversation by the way

I've just read the excerpt, i don't know. It's hard doing something like that because the author has got to catch the humour of the individuals without knowing them. Ray Coleman did that with his John Lennon books and i found they made out everthing John ssid was funny which got a bit irritating after a few chapters

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Here you go then! http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....elevision/

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Joe said:

Here you go then! http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....elevision/

It's empty right now, but please go ahead if you want to start some threads.


I've started on it Wink

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That's something I always find astonishing about The Beatles - that they did it all so young. George Harrison was 23 (23!) when he recorded Sgt Pepper, McCartney was only 27 when the Abbey Road medley was completed, and Lennon was 29 when he did the Primal Scream album and released Cold Turkey. There was some remarkable maturity on show.

I know musicians normally hit a creative peak in their 20s, but The Beatles packed so much in and split when they were still very young. No wonder they individually had quite a bit of trouble in the 70s, creatively or personally - there must have been a sense of not knowing where to go from the top, or trying to cope with a slower pace of life.

When I was younger I always saw Lennon as being quite old when he died at 40, but as I get closer (I'm 33 at the moment) I realise he really wasn't.

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