The Search for John Lennon: The Life, Loves, and Death of a Rock Star

December 1, 2020
The Search for John Lennon: The Life, Loves, and Death of a Rock Star

Pulling back the many hidden layers of John Lennon’s life,Lesley-Ann Jones closely tracks the events and personality traitsthat led to the rock star living in self-imposed exile in NewYork—where he was shot dead outside his apartment on that fatefulautumn day forty years ago.Late on December 8th, 1980, the world abruptly stopped turningfor millions, as news broke that the world's most beloved musicianhad been gunned down in cold blood in New York City. The mosticonic Beatle left behind an unrivaled body of music and legions offaithful disciples—yet his profound legacy has brought with it asmany questions and contradictions as his music has provided truthsand certainties.In this compelling exploration, acclaimed music biographerLesley-Ann Jones unravels the enigma that was John Lennon topresent a complete portrait of the man, his life, his loves, hismusic, his untimely death, and, ultimately, his legacy.Using fresh first-hand research, unseen material and exclusiveinterviews with the people who knew Lennon best, Jones's search foranswers offers a spellbinding, 360-degree view of one of theworld's most iconic music legends. The Search for John Lennondelves deep into psyche of the world's most storied musician—thegood, the bad and the genius—forty years on from his tragicdeath.