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Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files

Jon Wiener

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520216464
eISBN:
9780520924543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520216464.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the story of the author's remarkable fourteen-year court battle to win release of the FBI's surveillance files on John Lennon under the Freedom of Information Act. The files had been ... More


Lucy in the Mind of Lennon

Tim Kasser

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199747603
eISBN:
9780190255947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199747603.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Since John Lennon composed Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds in early 1967, fans and music critics alike have argued over the meaning of the song. Is it about drugs? Is it just a lyrical response to a ... More


Journey to Central Park

Des O’Rawe

in Regarding the Real: Cinema, documentary, and the visual arts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099663
eISBN:
9781526104137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099663.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter compares two documentary treatments of the 1980 Central Park vigil for John Lennon: Jonas Mekas’ Happy Birthday to John (1995), and Raymond Depardon's Ten Minutes Silence for John Lennon ... More


Getting Started

Jon Wiener

in Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520216464
eISBN:
9780520924543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520216464.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After John Lennon's murder on December 8, 1980, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requested any files the FBI had kept on Lennon. The FBI issued some documents in May that were hidden mostly ... More


Unbosoming Lennon: The Politics of Yoko Ono’s Experience (1992)1

Kristine Stiles

in Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226774510
eISBN:
9780226304403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304403.003.0009
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter analyzes Yoko Ono's avant-garde performance work and how it helped nurture the architecture of LENONO, the neologism she and John Lennon coined for a record label. On the album Double ... More


The Man, His Recent Past, and His Son’s Picture

Tim Kasser

in Lucy in the Mind of Lennon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199747603
eISBN:
9780190255947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199747603.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents a schematic representation of the factors John Lennon considered in writing Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. It includes an understanding about Lennon's personality structures ... More


The Next Songs

Tim Kasser

in Lucy in the Mind of Lennon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199747603
eISBN:
9780190255947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199747603.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter describes John Lennon's life from mid-1968 to early 1970, during which his thoughts and feelings about his mother and her death changed. This was a period when Lennon used drugs in order ... More


“Imagine There’s No Countries”: A Reply to John Lennon

Mathias Risse

in On Global Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142692
eISBN:
9781400845507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142692.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter offers a sweeping objection to any attempt to argue toward the conclusion that the system of states ought to cease to exist. At the heart of this objection is the claim that John Lennon, ... More


Expression

Tim Kasser

in Lucy in the Mind of Lennon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199747603
eISBN:
9780190255947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199747603.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter describes how John Lennon expressed feelings about his childhood, his mother, and her death in the songs he wrote in the album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. This chapter has not used the ... More


Consumers' Last Rites

Stephen Prothero

in Purified by Fire: A History of Cremation in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208162
eISBN:
9780520929746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208162.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Jessica Mitford, Pope Paul VI, and Lee Harvey Oswald unwittingly conspired to rescue a dying rite. Mitford's The American Way of Death was a searing exposé of the contemporary funeral industry. It ... More


Purified by Fire: A History of Cremation in America

Stephen Prothero

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208162
eISBN:
9780520929746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208162.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Just one hundred years ago, Americans almost universally condemned cremation. Today, nearly one-quarter of Americans choose to be cremated. The practice has gained wide acceptance as a funeral rite, ... More


Afterword

Tim Kasser

in Lucy in the Mind of Lennon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199747603
eISBN:
9780190255947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199747603.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses how an explanation of John Lennon's personal history and an examination of his past is required to understand fully why he wrote Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. The extent to ... More


Recipe for a Song

Tim Kasser

in Lucy in the Mind of Lennon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199747603
eISBN:
9780190255947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199747603.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter describes how John Lennon came to write Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds in the winter of 1966–1967. John Lennon consistently claimed that the song was a response to a picture painted by ... More


The Words

Tim Kasser

in Lucy in the Mind of Lennon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199747603
eISBN:
9780190255947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199747603.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter analyzes what was on John Lennon's mind at the time of writing Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, drawing on Sigmund Freud's method of free association and contemporary research in cognitive ... More


The Music

Tim Kasser

in Lucy in the Mind of Lennon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199747603
eISBN:
9780190255947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199747603.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines Help! and Strawberry Fields Forever, songs composed by John Lennon which exhibit the same musical features as Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. The themes expressed in these two ... More


The Fifties and the Beginning of the Liverpool Scene

in A Gallery to Play to: The Story of the Mersey Poets

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311253
eISBN:
9781846312496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312496.003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Between 1956 and 1958, Britain saw the emergence of a new and controversial ‘angry generation’ fuelled by three closely connected events. John Osborne's play Look Back in Anger opened at the Royal ... More


The Story

Tim Kasser

in Lucy in the Mind of Lennon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199747603
eISBN:
9780190255947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199747603.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses the scripting analysis used on the lyrics of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. It indicates that when John Lennon was writing the song, he was occupied with thoughts about ... More


The Eighties

in A Gallery to Play to: The Story of the Mersey Poets

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311253
eISBN:
9781846312496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312496.011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In December 1980, John Lennon was shot outside his New York apartment by Mark David Chapman. In Liverpool, more than 30,000 people, shocked by the news, trooped to St George's Hall. That same year, ... More


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