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Subject: John Lennon and Frank Zappa
Date Posted: 6/15/2007 10:27 PM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2007
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looking for a great frank zappa bio. my dad has always been a huge fan, and i'd like to know a little more about him. i would possibly find a funny, uncensored true story. complete w/pics. any suggestions?! please help.

 

also....looking for a john lennon bio. or rather, THE john lennon bio....there are so many to choose from, and i want to find the best!  i'd really like to find one that explains the songs, and what the fab 4 were going through while they were becoming legends. help please!

Date Posted: 6/17/2007 1:04 PM ET
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I am currently reading The Beatles by Bob Spiz, copyright 2005.  It is a huge book.  Some parts are somewhat slow but others just take your breath away.  John Lennon had a deep sense of being a burden to his mother as a child and a deep sense of loss that he never really recovered when she died suddenly in a horrible accident.  He spilled rage through his consuming drug use.  This book is like looking over John, Ringo, Paul and Georges's shoulder.  I'm halfway through the book.  His marriage to Cynthia in the early 1964 was kept a secret.  Cynthia is hidden and neglected from the public and John is lucky that he hasn't had criminal charges for viciously beating  a musician peer while playing at a nightclub.  John was cruel and drugs are what drove him.  Great book.  Intense!

Date Posted: 6/21/2007 2:45 PM ET
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thanks a lot robert! i have wish listed that book, and you're right...it looks great! can't wait to get it.

Date Posted: 7/10/2007 9:07 AM ET
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you should read John, by Cynthia Lennon. If anyone knows, it would be her.

Date Posted: 7/10/2007 9:08 AM ET
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oh, and there is a really great Zappa bio out there too, I forget the name of it ... my DH has it. I'll look it up when I get home.

Date Posted: 7/23/2007 5:18 PM ET
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The Zappa book is called The Real Frank Zappa Book, by Frank Zappa and Peter Ochhiogrosso