Author: Donovan Day

The angel and devil on John Lennon’s shoulders….

By Donovan Day John Lennon had a reputation as being arrogant and not suffering fools gladly. More than one associate over the years has said he could intimidate those around him with a sharp word from his legendary wit. And yet.... I just finished reading a number of books about John's last decade on earth … Continue reading The angel and devil on John Lennon’s shoulders….

On John Lennon’s 76th birthday, meet the woman writing 9 books on John’s life….

By Donovan Day For those Beatles fans who think Marc Lewisohn is a being a bit presumptuous with three giant tomes on the Beatles lives and career, I'd like to introduce you to Jude Southerland Kessler who is planning to write 9 books on John's life. Scoff if you will but Ms. Kessler is now … Continue reading On John Lennon’s 76th birthday, meet the woman writing 9 books on John’s life….

New book full of insight about John Lennon…

By Donovan Day A soon-to-be released book by John Lennon's immigration lawyer back in the mid-70s contains a small pleasure chest of John anecdotes by a first-hand observer. Lawyer Leon Wildes was John and Yoko's lawyer as they fought deportation charges. Wildes' new book "John Lennon vs. the USA" details the legal battles Wildes fought … Continue reading New book full of insight about John Lennon…

The earliest of fans remembers The Beatles…

By Donovan Day "Yesterday, Memories of a Beatles Fan" is one of those books suggested by Amazon's genius bots, no doubt because I buy and read a lot of Beatles books. I had never heard of it but it sounded intriguing--the recollections of an early fan's memories of the boys. I downloaded a sample and … Continue reading The earliest of fans remembers The Beatles…

Q & A with a Beatles memorabilia seller…

By Donovan Day From time to time, I imagine myself in a dusty auction house or garage sale or used bookstore somewhere coming across a priceless piece of Beatles memorabilia. An inscribed book or one of John Lennon's old doodles. Hasn't happened yet but we can all dream. Some people don't have to dream. They … Continue reading Q & A with a Beatles memorabilia seller…