John Lennon (John Winston Ono Lennon) | First Editions
1940 - 1980John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer and songwriter who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. With fellow member Paul McCartney, he formed a lucrative songwriting partnership. He was murdered in 1980. As of 2012, Lennon's solo album sales in the United States exceeded 14 million and, as writer, co-writer, or performer, he is responsible for 25 number-one singles on the US Hot 100 chart. In 2002, a BBC poll on the 100 Greatest Britons voted him eighth and, in 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth-greatest singer of all time. He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987, and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, as a member of the Beatles in 1988 and as a solo artist in 1994.
Lennon had a modest literary career, his love of wordplay and nonsense culminating in In His Own Write (1964). A Spaniard in the Works followed, in 1965. Skywriting by Word of Mouth, and Other Writings Including the Ballad of John and Yoko was published posthumously in 1986, and includes an afterword by Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono.
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London: Jonathan Cape, 1965. [Pop culture] UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY IN DUST-WRAPPER, with various differences to the published version. Duodecimo (18 x 14cm), pp.96. Printed sheets, sewn, with blank endleaves, in a proof-only dust-wrapper. Profusely illustrated with Lennon's idiosyncratic drawings. A lovely fine copy, inside and out. The most important and.....
London; Sidgwick and Jackson 2002. FIRST EDITION thus. 273 pages, standard size, with photographic plates. Comprising twenty five years of comment from the likes of Tom Wolfe, Noel Coward, Kenneth Tynan, David Frost, Martin Amis, George Melly and Philip Larkin. Publisher's cloth in dustjacket. Fine.
London: University of London Press, 1950. SIGNED FIRST EDITION, thus. Octavo, pp.160. Publisher's softcovers. SIGNED BY JOHN LENNON. An interesting school text-book borrowed by Lennon whilst a student at Quarry Bank School, Liverpool. Lennon has signed the lending stamp to the inside cover 'J[ohn] W[inston] Lennon, IVC', and dated this.....