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The self-help book that changed John Lennon’s life

The self-help book that changed John Lennon’s life

The self-help book that changed John Lennon’s life
June 29
10:49 2023

Bob Dylan once said, “All I can do is be me, whoever that is”. The same sense of wavering identity can certainly be said of John Lennon too. In truth, it can be said of all of us – people change – but Lennon’s stark shifts had an air of searching about them. This is something that has always fascinated us about him and continues to do so, but there was one notable turning point when The Beatles broke up.There is a vision of John Lennon within his wavering legacy as a circular spectacled fellow with his deep scouse drawl and wicked wit, but it is a surface image that can often mask the true complexity of the character who sported the affectations. In music, Lennon was, as David Bowie once said, “[looking] for ideas that were so on the outside on the periphery of what was the mainstream” in order to apply “them and then make them apply in a functional manner to something that was considered populist,” but he was also trying this in life—compartmentalising the far-reaching complexities of the human character to gain a simpler understanding of himself.

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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