The story of the legendary musician’s incredible last year.
John Lennon 1980 traces the powerful, life-affirming story of the former Beatle’s remarkable comeback after five years of self-imposed retirement. Lennon’s final pivotal year would climax in several moments of creative triumph as he rediscovered his artistic self in dramatic fashion. With the bravura release of the Double Fantasy album with wife Yoko Ono, he was poised and ready for an even brighter future only to be wrenched from the world by an assassin’s bullets. John Lennon 1980 isn’t about how the gifted songwriter died; but rather, about how he lived.
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“Womack [employs] exquisite economy of language coupled with the storyteller’s gift…For the time that we spend immersed in this excellent work, we are John’s companion and his friend. Truly, music aficionados will not feel short-changed.”
About Kenneth Womack
Kenneth Womack is the author of several books about the Beatles, including Long and Winding Roads and The Beatles Encyclopedia. He is also the author the acclaimed two-volume biography of Sir George Martin, Maximum Volume and Sound Pictures. He is dean of humanities and social science at Monmouth University where he also serves as professor of English. Visit him at KennetehWomack.com for more Beatles history and insight.
About Paul Woodson
Paul Woodson has won SOVAS & Earphones awards, and has recorded close to 350 audiobooks in many different genres—including romance, fiction, history, biography, and mystery—in American and British accents—and received his BFA in acting at Boston University. In his theater days, he worked in many NYC shows, toured the USA and Europe, and starred in NYC as Vincent van Gogh in the sung-through, OOBR Award–winning musical Vincent. He enjoys backpacking the Appalachian Trail and visiting national parks in his spare time. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA.