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Join music historian Kenneth Womack for an in-depth look at the final days in the life of the Beatle, activist, and icon, John Lennon.
Womack traces the powerful, life-affirming story of Lennon’s remarkable comeback after five years of self-imposed retirement. With wife Yoko Ono by his side, Lennon’s final pivotal year would climax in unforgettable moments of creative triumph as he rediscovered his artistic self in dramatic fashion. Lennon was looking ahead to an even brighter future, only to have his life tragically cut short as a victim of gun violence.
Through new interviews with those who knew him best, gain an informative and engaging portrayal of the final chapter in John Lennon’s remarkable life. It isn’t a story about how the gifted songwriter and musician died, but rather, about how he lived.
Purchase a copy of Womack’s latest book, John Lennon 1980: The Last Days in the Life.
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Dr. Kenneth Womack is Professor of English and Popular Music at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ …
Dr. Kenneth Womack is Professor of English and Popular Music at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. He is the author or editor of more than 35 books, including Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles (2007), the Cambridge Companion to the Beatles (2009), The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four (2014), and a multivolume study devoted to the life and work of Beatles producer George Martin. The first book in the series, Maximum Volume, was published in 2017 and lauded by Kirkus Reviews as “an authoritative account of pop-music history and the man who helped shape it.” The second volume, Sound Pictures: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Later Years, 1966-2016), was published in 2018 and received a starred-review from Kirkus as well as acclaim in Forbes, Mojo and more. His latest book, Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road and the End of the Beatles, was released in October 2019 and has received praise from The L.A. Times and Publishers Weekly amongst others. His forthcoming book, John Lennon, 1980: The Last Days in the Life, will be released in October 2020. The Music Culture writer for Salon and a guest author at Slate, Billboard, Variety, The Guardian, The Independent, NBC News, Time and USA Today, Dr. Womack delivers some 50 invited Beatles talks a year to audiences across the world.