Posts tagged “John Lennon Birthday”
October 9, 2013
Today marks what would have been John Lennon’s 73rd birthday!
This inspirational singer and peace-loving leader brought so much positive energy to New York when he moved here in 1971. His love affair with New York was well recorded and the openness with which he approached the city and its 70s radical subculture is something I always enjoy reading about.
This December we’re publishing THE WALRUS AND THE ELEPHANTS: JOHN LENNON’S YEARS OF REVOLUTION, by journalist Jim Mitchell, that looks closely at Lennon’s first years in New York, when he embraced the city and transformed from a young pop icon into a revolutionary figure speaking out for social causes and against the Vietnam War.
Told by a cast of friends and fellow travelers who saw the man behind the Beatle, The Walrus and the Elephants portrays the legendary Greenwich Village, the heart of Manhattan’s counterculture of the 1970s, as a gritty and colorful center of music, art, and radical politics.