It's easy to say, easy to sing but giving peace -- really giving it a chance -- is hard. Why? Because it means both we and the terrorists stop killing each other. Because it means we do not retaliate for the Paris attacks. We don't talk about pitiless attacks against 'them.' We kill them, they … Continue reading Why don’t we really give peace a chance?
By Donovan Day I'm not sure how many Beatles' fans know this--I didn't--but back in 1967 John Lennon bought an island off the western coast of Ireland where he planned to retire and/or find a getaway from the world, depending on which version of the story you choose to believe. The green glint in Lennon's … Continue reading John Lennon’s Irish island subject of new novel….
As the author of a young adult novel about traveling back in time to meet the Beatles, I did a fair amount of research and one of the shocking things I discovered is that -- believe it or not -- Liverpool has a time warp that leads travelers back to the 1950s! It's true, or … Continue reading There really is a time warp in Liverpool, home of the Beatles…
By Donovan Day Want to get in a guaranteed great mood when you wake up in the morning? Listen to these songs by the Beatles and you'll be off to a rip-roaring start. (Notice that I've not included "Here Comes the Sun" (I think it's played out) or "Good Morning, Good Morning" (not a particularly … Continue reading Six Beatles’ songs to perk you up in the morning….
By Donovan Day Really! That's what happened. I was doing research on the Beatles for an article and began dreaming about them all the time. In this one dream, I was in the studio with them and they let me sit in and jam. Hey, it's my dream, right?! Later, we got to talking and … Continue reading My idea for this novel about the Beatles came to me in a dream…
By Donovan Day I recently was driving through the bottom of the hand of Michigan on Route 12 when I stumbled into the town of Allen. It's billed as Michigan's antique capital. Maybe yes, maybe no -- I don't know. But as my wife delved into the vintage clothing and cookware, I began wandering the … Continue reading Want Beatles bootleg LP’s? Here’s where to go….
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….