Category: Beatles books

Remembering Cynthia Lennon, the cruelty of John and the kindness of others….

Remembering Cynthia Lennon, the cruelty of John and the kindness of others….

By Paul LaRosa Cynthia Lennon actually wrote two memoirs during her lifetime, the one when John was alive and the real memoir, written after John's death and published in 2005. That's the one to read -- titled just "John."¬†She wrote the first one in fear of legal action from John & Yoko; the second memoir … Continue reading Remembering Cynthia Lennon, the cruelty of John and the kindness of others….

Francie Schwartz, Paul McCartney’s summertime fling….

By Donovan Day It must be very weird indeed to have a lot of your life defined by a summertime fling from 1968 but that's the fate of Francie Schwartz, an American woman who met and bedded down with Paul McCartney for a few weeks in London back in that pre-Summer of Love. Depending on … Continue reading Francie Schwartz, Paul McCartney’s summertime fling….

Who has the best collection of Beatles memorabilia?

By L.A. Rose I was thinking of this question on Christmas Day when one of my gifts happened to be the new book "The Beatles Lyrics" by Hunter Davies who was the band's "official" biographer back in the day, 1966 to 1968. The book contains facimiles of 100 original Beatles' manuscripts and Davies himself owned … Continue reading Who has the best collection of Beatles memorabilia?