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Just been given Robert Rodriguez's 'Fab Four 2.0: The Beatles Solo Years, 1970 - 1980' by someone who picked it up for £1.50!! a-hard-days-night-ringo-6apple01

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I own The Anthology, a biography of Paul, Living in the Material World, and the controversial The Lives of John Lennon . Anthology and Living the material world are my favs.

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Today just came by mail... With the Beatles by Dezo Hoffman a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

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29 August 2014
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Just cracked this one open this morning.

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@Zig Only just saw your question about The Fifth Beatle in that thread and how it compares to Coleman's biography. I've flicked through The Fifth Beatle and it is what it is. I saw you got Coleman's biography. Did it live up to my recommendation? Never seen that cover for Coleman's Lennon by the way.

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Ron Nasty said

@Zig Only just saw your question about The Fifth Beatle in that thread and how it compares to Coleman's biography. I've flicked through The Fifth Beatle and it is what it is. I saw you got Coleman's biography. Did it live up to my recommendation? Never seen that cover for Coleman's Lennon by the way.

Ron Nasty, I thoroughly enjoyed Coleman's biography about Brian. Not owning any books he had written, I was unaware of his being so close to the Beatles through his employment at Melody Maker. His firsthand knowledge and his writing style made the book an enjoyable read for me. That is why I immediately purchased the biography he did about John. I am deep into it now (he had just met Yoko) and am enjoying it just as much.

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Has anyone read both Coleman's and Philip Norman's? I'm looking to read either author's book on John but was wondering which one is worth spending the time on over the other.

I still need to read 'Tune In'.  <sssssssssssiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh>

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Have been given 'Where's Ringo?' as a gift. It's similar to 'Where's Wally' but Beatle themed (obviously). The artwork is gorgeous, searching for Ringo and all the other people and locations in each of the puzzles is fun (I've only done the first puzzle but it was cute to see John and Cynthia all loved up at the beginning of their relationship) and there is a really cool introduction which pays homage to Ringo.

Really impressed by it.

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^ I was looking at that online, it seems really cute. 

 

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My updated list (I sold back the Philip Norman book, it annoyed me)

Lennon, by Ray Coleman
The book with "YES" on the cover that comes in the John Lennon signature box
A collection of the JL Rolling Stone interviews
Real Love , the book of JL's drawings for/with Sean
The John Lennon Letters
Who Killed John Lennon ?
In His Own Write
A Spaniard in the Works
Skywriting By Word of Mouth
Grapefruit (Ono)
John Lennon , Unseen Archives
The Beatles, Unseen Archives
Anthology
The Beatles On the Road (Benson)
Yellow Submarine children's storybook
Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies
The collection of Paul McCartney Rolling Stone interviews
You Never Give Me Your Money
The White Book (Ken Mansfield)
Beatlemania! The Real Story of the Beatles UK Tours
Chant and Be Happy (Hare Krishna book with interviews with John, George and Yoko)
The Beatles' England (a tour guide of important places in Beatle history)
Remembering John Lennon (Life Magazine)
John and Yoko's Playboy interviews
Tune In Deluxe Extended Edition
The Last Days of John Lennon (Fred Seaman)
John Lennon , The New York Years (Bob Gruen)
The BBC Archives
Inside the Yellow Submarine
The Complete Beatles Chronicle (Lewisohn)
The Beatles Recording Sessions (Lewisohn)
Many Years from Now
John Lennon in My Life (Shotton)
Postcards from the Boys (Ringo)
A Hard Day's Write
Instamatic Karma
Here, There And Everywhere (Emerick)
Remembering George Harrison (LIFE books)
Living in the Material World
Acorn (Yoko Ono)
The Beatles in America (Leigh)
A Hard Day's Night (came with the Blu-ray, I have 2 copies of the book)
John Lennon : The Collected Artwork
Lennon Revealed (Kane)
The Lennon Companion
John Lennon --the Stories Behind Every Song
How I Won the War--Photos from the Film
John Lennon : Drawings, Performances, Films
Loving John (Pang)
The Beatles Lyrics (Davies)
The Lost Beatles Interviews (Giuliano)
The Beatles in America (Smithsonian Magazine)
the book in the Harrison/Shankar "Collaborations" box
the books in the Harrison Apple Years and Dark Horse Years boxes

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

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Has anyone read both Coleman's and Philip Norman's? I'm looking to read either author's book on John but was wondering which one is worth spending the time on over the other.

I still need to read 'Tune In'.  <sssssssssssiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh>

I haven't read Coleman yet but I am about to. I sold back the Norman book because he goes over very insignificant details such as what brand or style of clothing John wore, and what color. In fact, he pays so much attention to John's wardrobe, I assumed he was gay. And he throws in a lot of words that you have to look up in the dictionary--like let's say (this is not a real example) a four syllable word and you look it up and it means "dog." Obviously to make himself look smarter, he had a thesaurus nearby. He also paints John as a megalomaniac and a bully. I agree with Yoko that he was too "mean" in his portrayal of John. If you want to read a book where you come away from it liking John less, I recommend this one.

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27 December 2014
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^ I read Norman's book 2 years ago and don't really remember much about it but what you're saying reminds me of William Styron's writing (author of  Sophie's Choice)

"I recalled once more (how many times had I summoned their sound?) the pellucid indecencies Leslie had uttered, and as I did so - the view-finder of my mind reshaping each crevice of her moist and succulent lips, the orthodontically fashioned perfection of the sparkling incisors, even a cunning fleck of foam at the edge of an orifice - it seemed the dizzyiest pipe dream that this very evening, sometime before the sun should fulfill its oriental circuit and rise again on Sheepshead bay that mouth would be - no I could not let myself think about that slippery-sweet mouth and its impending employments."

 

^ I mean really, there is writing poetically and beautifully like Nabokov and there's this. 

 

Back on topic: I haven't bought any Beatles books in a while, I saw a new Lennon biography which was only €7 a couple of weeks back but I looked through at it looked just like another copy-and-paste jobs. It was around 400 pages and looking through the index 300 pages of that was about The Beatles era. 

That brings me to a pet peeve: I hate when biographys particularly of Beatles members spend 80% of the book writing about their Beatle career, I mean John, Paul, George and Ringo did do other things despite being in a  1960's band- yeesh a-hard-days-night-paul-7

 

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^ I read Norman's book 2 years ago and don't really remember much about it but what you're saying reminds me of William Styron's writing (author of  Sophie's Choice)

"I recalled once more (how many times had I summoned their sound?) the pellucid indecencies Leslie had uttered, and as I did so - the view-finder of my mind reshaping each crevice of her moist and succulent lips, the orthodontically fashioned perfection of the sparkling incisors, even a cunning fleck of foam at the edge of an orifice - it seemed the dizzyiest pipe dream that this very evening, sometime before the sun should fulfill its oriental circuit and rise again on Sheepshead bay that mouth would be - no I could not let myself think about that slippery-sweet mouth and its impending employments."

 

^ I mean really, there is writing poetically and beautifully like Nabokov and there's this. 

 

Back on topic: I haven't bought any Beatles books in a while, I saw a new Lennon biography which was only €7 a couple of weeks back but I looked through at it looked just like another copy-and-paste jobs. It was around 400 pages and looking through the index 300 pages of that was about The Beatles era. 

That brings me to a pet peeve: I hate when biographys particularly of Beatles members spend 80% of the book writing about their Beatle career, I mean John, Paul, George and Ringo did do other things despite being in a  1960's band- yeesh a-hard-days-night-paul-7

So what is Leslie's mouth about to do? It sounds kind of erotic to me.

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Leslie is being dirty- like always, with her filthy ways.

 

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Leslie is being dirty- like always, with her filthy ways.

Maybe she needs to be sent to that special room in the Beatles Bible house?

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There is a room for being "dirty" in? What kind of house are we staying in? I'm the youngest mod and I am not moderating there; Zig, AG or Joe can do that. dontgothere.gifImage Enlarger

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There is that torture room I read about. Something to do with Fifty Shades of Beatles Bible. Obviously the best place for dirty Leslie and her filthy ways.

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Yes but it is full of chains and whips I believe, surely we don't want to encourage that rowdy devil?

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Just what is happening in the torture room? Chains , whips and god knows what else has been sneaked in.

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I thought folk were played dreadful songs but now i'm not too sure. Also doubt i want to know.

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