Tag: John Lennon

Why don’t we really give peace a chance?

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?

John Lennon’s Irish island subject of new novel….

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….

There really is a time warp in Liverpool, home of the Beatles…

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…

Six Beatles’ songs to perk you up in the morning….

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….

My idea for this novel about the Beatles came to me in a dream…

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…

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….

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?