Yoko Ono Plans Memoir About Life with John Lennon

January 6th, 2010 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

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Before the end of the decade, Beatles fans will have a new book in their hands: a memoir by Yoko Ono revolving around her life with John Lennon. “I would love to do it. I just have to find the time,” Ono said. “It will be my next book, which will be written in the next five years.” According to Yahoo! U.K., the autobiography will also focus on the duo’s intense relationship, the myths surrounding her role in the Beatles’ breakup, the bed-in for peace, Lennon’s infamous “Lost Weekend” and more. Rolling Stone recently re-examined the Fab Four’s famous split: go behind the story and check out photos of the Beatles’ journey.

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Yahoo! U.K. reports that Ono had been reluctant to pen a memoir about her life with Lennon “for fear of hurting the families of people close to the group,” including Lennon’s first wife Cynthia and their son together Julian. Cynthia Lennon wrote her own book recounting her own life with John in A Twist of Lennon in the late 1970s. Cynthia and Yoko were both present at the premiere performance of the Beatles’ Cirque de Soliel show Love in 2006. As Rolling Stone previously reported, Ono was also recently on hand at the Rock Hall Annex exhibit that focused on Lennon’s years in New York.

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