When a Quarry Bank High School wrote on John Lennon’s report; ‘Lennon is clearly on the road to failure’ No one could know just how wrong they would turn out to beThis year marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles ‘cracking’ America, and what better way to celebrate than to go back to where it all began?
The Making of John Lennon: The Untold Story Behind the Rise and Fall of The Beatles is an exploration of working-class life in the fifties and sixties Liverpool as well as a biography of John Lennon that charts the events of Lennon’s childhood and adolescence, mapping out his environment, the important people and important places. The book chronicles the locations that shaped John Lennon’s life – from Abbey Road to Wandsworth Jail to New York City.
The book is written by Francis Kenny and published by Edinburgh publishing house; Luath Press Ltd. Francis Kenny is the only author to write on John Lennon who was born and still lives in John’s home town. Francis Kenny documents Lennon’s less saintly side, looking to the roots of his brilliant but conflicted nature.
Bill Harry, founder of the Mersey Beat magazine says; ‘This isn’t a roller-coaster ride, skipping through John’s life, but a carefully prepared examination of his early years, slowly examining the general picture that surrounded John’s life, rather than focussing on one specific aspect, wrapping the surroundings of the city, the family, the friends, the music and the events which forged the young man who became a 20th century icon, into a whole. Some of the conclusions in John’s personal story might prove controversial…’