Who Was… John Lennon

by Liz Gogerly

  • Published: 01 Apr 2004
  • Price: £4.99
  • Format: Paperback
  • Extent: 107p
  • ISBN: 9781904977146
  • Buy it now from Waterstones

The Battle with the Big Mouth

John was a clever boy but always trouble. He couldn’t be bothered with schoolwork – he was only interested in one thing: pop music. He would dress up as his favourite pop stars and write his own songs, strumming away on his beloved guitar.

With his hippy flares and little round sunglasses John became the most flamboyant member of the most famous band in the world – The Beatles. Renowned for his exciting and scandalous life-style, he also somehow managed to find the time to promote peace and freedom throughout the world.

But fame is a dangerous game..

‘For the first time John was having doubts about how big the Beatles were becoming. Now that they were ‘the toppermost of the poppermost’, they spent most of their time running away from fans or skulking in hotel rooms. Worse of all, they were made to attend posh dos with the kind of people that John hated.

‘I didn’t start a band so that I could mix with snooty types,’ he moaned. Sometimes, when he felt this low John yearned for the days when they had played live in Hamburg or at Cavern. ‘We were just four young lads having a laugh, playing rock ‘n’ roll.’

Now, fame seemed to be sucking the fun out of everything and John was becoming desperate…’

About Liz Gogerly

The Battle with the Big Mouth John was a clever boy but always trouble. He couldn’t be bothered with schoolwork – he was only interested in one thing: pop music. He would dress up as his favourite pop stars and [...]