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….
Category: Beatles in our world
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…
Here then, is the No. 1 reason we collect Beatles' memorabilia....
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….
By Donovan Day I've been doing a lot of research into The Beatles over the past two years, reading many books about 'the boys' and interviewing people who were friends back when things got cooking for them. The goal is a novel I'm working on where John, Paul, George and Ringo pop up now and … Continue reading 5 Life Lessons from The Beatles….
I've met my share of Millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) who don't like The Beatles or think they are overrated so it was refreshing and gratifying to read the comments by two members of Imagine Dragons who met and performed "Revolution" last year while Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were in the audience. … Continue reading Do Millennials dig The Beatles?