All The News That's Fab To Print




Beatles Blog

The latest Beatles News Briefs, Beatles rumors and Beatles and Sixties Rock and Roll
information all Across the Beatles Blogiverse from the editors of BeatlesNews.com

If you have something we could report here on the blog, please send it to us!

Stunning Lennon Letters book now available in paperback
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Saturday, 11/30/13 11:05 am] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]

A little more than a year after its original release in 2012, the stunning book The John Lennon Letters compiled by famed Beatles biographer Hunter Davies is now available in a paperback edition.

The John Lennon Letters features almost three hundred letters, notes and doodles that were recovered by Davies with the help of major auction houses in the UK and the US. The documents include letters to his relatives, including his mother, father and sons, letters to fans, letters to the other Beatles, especially Paul McCartney during their intense rough patch in the early '70s, and unusual items such as handwritten Beatles set lists and lyrics to never recorded songs.


Among the documents pictured in the book are a page from the "Daily Howl," a homemade newspaper Lennon created when he was twelve or thirteen, and letters to his first wife Cynthia, including his first-ever written correspondence to her, a handmade card celebrating their first Christmas together.

About this collection, Hunter Davies said, "John Lennon lived and died in an era before computers, emails, twits, tweets, and twitters, hence he handwrote or typed letters and postcards to his family, his friends, fans, strangers, newspapers, organizations, lawyers, and the laundry. Most of his letters were funny, informative, campaigning, wise, mad, anguished, poetic. Sometimes they were heartbreaking. We know from his lyrics and his two books of poems that he had a way with words, but his letters have up to now never been collected and published, and in many cases their existence has remained unknown."

For more info, check out The John Lennon Letters at Amazon.




Sponsored Links
Pure McCartney
Paul McCartney's personal mix tape
 She Loves You
Own the original 45 that started Beatlemania in America

» Click here to read all the blog posts


This news article is Copyright © 2013, and may not be reproduced on other web sites or in print, in whole or in part, without expressed permission




Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Available Now on CD




On DVD and Bluray Nov. 18
Pre-Order Now


More Beatles
at Amazon

Sponsored Links
Rare Beatles LPs and 45s
Hear the Beatles as originally intended
www.ebay.com
She Loves You
Own the original 45 that started Beatlemania in America
www.ebay.com

» Beatles News Blog

Search Blog for:



Front Page  The Beatles  Paul McCartney  John Lennon  George Harrison  Ringo Starr  Rock and Roll

Home  News Features  Beatles Calendar  Fab Gear  Submit News Tip  Contact Us


BeatlesNews.com is not affiliated with or approved by the Beatles, Apple, MPL, EMI or Capitol Records.
Original Content Copyright © 2002-2016 Adam Forrest, All Rights Reserved