JOHN LENNON, 1980 THE LAST DAYS IN THE LIFE by Kenneth Womack
288 pages / Omnibus Press / October 2020
John Lennon 1980: The Last Days in the Life traces the powerful, life-affirming story of the former Beatle’s remarkable comeback after five years of self-imposed retirement.
As renowned music historian Kenneth Womack reveals in vivid detail, Lennon’s final pivotal year would climax in unforgettable moments of creative triumph as he rediscovered his artistic self in dramatic fashion. With the bravura release of the Double Fantasy album with wife Yoko Ono, Lennon was poised and ready for an even brighter future, only to be wrenched from the world by an assassin’s bullets.
Drawing on new interviews, John Lennon 1980 is an informative, engaging and often deeply moving portrayal of the final chapter in John Lennon’s remarkable life. It isn’t a story about how the gifted songwriter and musician died, but rather, about how he lived.
Kenneth Womack is the author or editor of more than 35 books, including a multivolume study devoted to the life and work of Beatles producer George Martin, and the bestselling Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road and the End of the Beatles. In addition to working as the Music Culture writer for Salon, Womack has published his work in Slate, Billboard, Time, Variety, The Guardian, USA Today, The Independent, NBC News, and The Philadelphia Inquirer, among others. PR Contact: Nicole Michael, 910 Public Relations – email@example.com