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by Paul Du Noyer


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While promising the stories behind every John Lennon song from 1970 to 1980, the book either does .

While promising the stories behind every John Lennon song from 1970 to 1980, the book either does not cover or only mentions in passing titles such as: - "Move Over, Ms. L," the flip side of "Stand By Me". - "Mucho Mungo," given to Nilsson. After a 10-page overview of Lennon's life, Du Noyer offers up a track-by-track analysis of every song Lennon wrote as a solo artist, beginning with GIVE PEACE A CHANCE and ending with GROW OLD WITH ME. A final chapter details post-1980 releases and discusses Lennon's legacy. Du Noyer is a perceptive writer and does a good job of interweaving the music Lennon made against the background of his personal life and times.

John Lennon and his music live on in the hearts of all his fans-and this is the first and only book to analyze every song that Lennon wrote in his solo career, track by track

John Lennon and his music live on in the hearts of all his fans-and this is the first and only book to analyze every song that Lennon wrote in his solo career, track by track. Updated three times and in print for over a decade, this remains the definitive work on his extraordinary post-Beatles period, including John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, Imagine, Mind Games, Double John Lennon and his music live on in the hearts of all his fans-and this is the first and only book to analyze every song that Lennon wrote in his solo.

There are many books about John Lennon's life and about the music of The Beatles. What is often overlooked is the extraordinary solo work that John produced in the final decade of his life, 1970 to 1980, between the end of The Beatles and his murder in New York City. This unique book recounts John's life after The Beatles in this fascinating and revealing track-by-track analysis of the stories behind each song that he wrote. Lennon's life in these years was eventful and fascinating. What is often overlooked is the extraordinary solo work that John produced in the final decade of his life 1970 to 1980 between the end of The Beatles and his murder in New York City.

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Paul Du Noyer (born Paul Anthony Du Noyer; 21 May 1954) is an. .John Lennon: The Stories Behind Every Song 1970-1980 (2010).

Paul Du Noyer (born Paul Anthony Du Noyer; 21 May 1954) is an English rock journalist and author. He was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, and educated at the London School of Economics. Working Class Hero (2010). Deaf School: The Non-Stop Pop Art Punk Rock Party (2013). Conversations with McCartney (2015). What is often overloked is the extraordinary solo work that John produced in the final decade of his life, 1970 to 1980, between the end of The Beatles and his murder in New York City. Lennon's life in these years was eventful and fascinating

There are many books about John Lennon's life and about the music of The Beatles. Lennon's life in these years was eventful and fascinating

Paul Du Noyer was born in Liverpool.

Paul Du Noyer was born in Liverpool. He wrote the definitive history of his home town's music, Liverpool: Wonderous Place, and is a regular writer for NME, Mojo, Q and The Word.

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John Lennon and his music live on in the hearts of all his fans-and this is the first and only book to analyze every song that Lennon wrote in his solo career, track by track. Updated three times and in print for over a decade, this remains the definitive work on his extraordinary post-Beatles period, including John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, Imagine, Mind Games, Double Fantasy, and Milk and Honey.

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Lahorns Gods
I love this series. I've read the Neil Young one, which was quite laconic and pedestrian to be honest. I also read the Bob Dylan one, which was, quite simply, the best book on Dylan I've ever read - and I've read a lot on Dylan!

This particular book in Lennon is another fine addition in the series. It's mostly well written and very informative. I know a lot about Lennon and his music, but, like with the Dylan book, I learned a lot about the man and his music. Highly recommended.
Saithinin
Great Offer. Seller Highly Recommended!!!!!
Windbearer
This book was written well, informative and very easy to follow. Details of basically the albums and songs but some good tidbits of background info to link it all together.
Juce
British pop music writer Paul Du Noyer reminds me just how personal an experience art can be in his book JOHN LENNON: THE STORIES BEHIND EVERY SONG 1970-1980. Covering John Lennon music from the debut single "Give Peace a Chance" through the posthumous album MILK AND HONEY, the author quotes changing opinions of Lennon songs and albums by none other than the late artist himself. The music is what it is and does not change. But what we take to it does, which is why you might have dismissed the L.P. SOME TIME IN NEW YORK CITY when you first heard it in 1972 but found yourself grooving to it two decades later, when you played it for the heck of it.

Du Noyer seems to have definite takes on Lennon's music, admiring JOHN LENNON/PLASTIC ONO BAND, IMAGINE, and WALLS AND BRIDGES, for example, while disliking MIND GAMES and SOME TIME IN NEW YORK CITY. Frankly, I like MIND GAMES as much as any John Lennon album and also think SOME TIME IN NEW YORK CITY is pretty cool. But who knows, in ten years Paul Du Noyer and I may trade opinions.

While promising the stories behind every John Lennon song from 1970 to 1980, the book either does not cover or only mentions in passing titles such as:

- "Move Over, Ms. L," the flip side of "Stand By Me"

- "Mucho Mungo," given to Nilsson

- "Goodnight, Vienna," "I'm the Greatest" and "Cookin' (In the Kitchen of Love)," given to Ringo Starr

- "Rock and Roll People," given to Johnny Winter

- "Fame," co-written with David Bowie and Carlos Alomar, given to Bowie

- "Every Man Has a Woman Who Loves Him," which in reality was John's backing vocals for a Yoko Ono song presented as a Lennon record

- "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," the Elton John cover version where John plays guitar and sings backup

- "Do the Oz," which John wrote and sings, the flip side to "God Save Us" by Bill Elliot and the Elastic Oz Band

Is anyone else tired of hearing John Lennon's post-Beatles music compared to that of Paul McCartney and the other ex-Beatles? Paul (Of all names!) Du Noyer says it embarrasses John to have Ringo Starr's RINGO album outsell his MIND GAMES when both are released at the same time. According to JOHN LENNON: THE STORIES BEHIND EVERY SONG 1970-1980, Lennon himself bemoans the public's apparent preference for McCartney's Beatles songs over his. I can't be the only one who realizes the Beatles owed one another at least some credit for their development as musicians and songwriters. Would Paul McCartney be the most successful singer-songwriter of his time had John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr not been there?

I thought the British were cooler than Americans, but author Du Noyer uses the term "peacenik" in JOHN LENNON: THE STORIES BEHIND EVERY SONG 1970-1980. That is a derogatory word, likening those against war to communists, in the loaded word sense.

Being British, Paul Du Noyer should not be expected to know the "Number Nine Dream" single peaked at number 9 in America's BILLBOARD magazine chart.

The book's passage on "Meat City" says the song's backwards phrase refers to having sex with a swine. If you have both the vinyl album and the "Mind Games" flip side versions of that song, you may know the backwards phrase is "Check the album" on one and "Check the L.P." on the other. Who is Paul Du Noyer, and why is he saying those strange things?

Is it me, or does George Harrison already look sick in the 1995 photo of Ringo, Paul, George, and George Martin on page 147? Cancer would take him six years later.

A page 70 photo fails to identify the late U.S. Congress member Bella Abzug among the demonstrators it depicts. Again, Paul Du Noyer ain't from the United States.

The caption of the page 56 photo of the band Badfinger wrongly identifies Joey Molland instead of Pete Ham as one of the two group members who lost his life to suicide. As I write this in September 2011, Molland is the last surviving original Badfinger member.

Read JOHN LENNON: THE STORIES BEHIND EVERY SONG 1970-1980. Lennon fans that were there will get to relive the discussions and arguments about John Lennon and his music. And those who came later will do some catching up.
Daron
Paul Du Noyer's JOHN LENNON details THE STORIES BEHIND EVERY (LENNON) SONG 1970-1980. A 2010 MJF Books release, it presents an, insightful, informative dissection of Lennon's solo work.

JOHN LENNON tops off at 176 pages. Originally published in 1997, this apparently is the third edition. After a 10-page overview of Lennon's life, Du Noyer offers up a track-by-track analysis of every song Lennon wrote as a solo artist, beginning with GIVE PEACE A CHANCE and ending with GROW OLD WITH ME. A final chapter details post-1980 releases and discusses Lennon's legacy.

Du Noyer is a perceptive writer and does a good job of interweaving the music Lennon made against the background of his personal life and times. His comments regarding Lennon's musical output - which, quality-wise, was uneven at best between 1970 and 1980 - is critical yet affectionate. The book is illustrated throughout with vintage color and b&w photographs.

Lennon fans will enjoy and appreciate Paul Du Noyer's book. It offers up a fair-minded, comprehensive look at Lennon's musical legacy. Recommended.
John Lennon: The Stories Behind Every Song 1970-1980 (Stories Behind the Songs) download epub
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Author: Paul Du Noyer
ISBN: 184732665X
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Music
Language: English
Publisher: Carlton Books; Revised, Updated edition (November 2, 2010)