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John Winston Lennon was born on October 9, 1940 in Liverpool, England. John briefly lived with his biological parents and spent most of his childhood living with his aunt and uncle. Both his aunt and uncle treated him with sincere love, but the absence of his parents would leave a huge wound on Lennon’s upbringing. John was intelligent person, but most of the time used it to create havoc on the establishment. He received his first guitar when he was sixteen. He attended the Liverpool Arts School and it was there where he was introduced to his first true friend, Stuart. John was a musician at the time and Stuart was a promising artist. John gained valuable insights from Stuart and was deeply influenced by his surrealist paintings. It was at that moment in time that John realized he could express his emotions through music.
John’s music career started when his band met and sang with Paul McCartney at a church in 1957. Paul joined shortly thereafter and so did Paul’s friend George Harrison. The band that everybody recognizes today as the Beatles, was formed in 1962 with the final addition of Richard “Ringo” Starkey. John’s first marriage was to Cynthia Powell in 1963 and shortly after the couple had a son, Julian. He later admitted to the author that he felt obligated to marry Cynthia because he got her pregnant.
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Larry Kane did a splendid job on telling the story of John Lennon. The objective of the book was to reveal the true identity of John Lennon and after reading it I felt the authenticity of the content was credible. Kane experienced everything from the crazy parties to intimate conversations with John. I enjoy how he displays a positive image of John and still holds a relatively neutral position when interviewing people. He gathered a substantial amount of information from people who knew John and how they perceived him. I would refer Lennon Revealed to anybody in general but especially people who are in search of their identity.