Last Interview: All We are Saying, John Lennon and Yoko Ono

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Sidgwick & Jackson, 2000 - Rock musicians - 230 pages

On the 20th anniversary of his death, a rare, poignant John Lennon document in print and updated.Lennon's last interview before his assassination on December 8, 1980, was first published in Playboy in a 20,000 word format in November that year. It saw limited distribution in the US in its full form as a 200-page book, reflecting 20 hours of tapes made in September 1980, but was never seen elsewhere, and is now a collector's item. This new, revised edition is published with the rare participation of Yoko Ono, and includes a new interview with her. Here John sums it all up: the Beatles, his former partners, his childhood, the seeds of rebellion and artistry, the creation of his music, the relationship with Yoko Ono, politics, sex, passion, peace. Interwoven with the transcripts of the interview sessions is David Scheff's reportage of their encounters, from recording studios to signing autographs for fans on those fateful Dakota Building steps.

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About the author (2000)

David Sheff is currently a contributing editor of Playboy, Wired, and Yahoo! Internet Life and is on assignment for Fortune and Vanity Fair. He was formerly an editor of New West and California magazines. His articles and interviews have appeared in Playboy, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Wired, Outside, Forbes ASAP, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, and Esquire. His current book, Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction, tells the personal story of his own family's fight with addiction. He attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he received a degree in social science. He lives in San Francisco, California with his wife and three children.

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