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Author Kruth, John, author.

Title Hold on world : the lasting impact of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band, fifty years on / John Kruth.

Publication Info. Guilford, Connecticut : Backbeat Books, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Lennon,J KRU    Available
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Description x, 238 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-225) and index.
Summary "Hold On World revisits Lennon and Ono's intense love affair and startling collaborations. John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band was arguably the most emotionally honest album ever made. It wasn't merely another record but more like a sonic exorcism, a spiritual, public bloodletting. Lennon's album drove a stake through the heart of the Beatles' myth while confronting everything else in John's life, from Dylan to God to his glorified status as a "Working Class Hero." Determined to rid himself of past traumas--abandonment by his father and the death of his mother, Julia--Lennon wrote the most powerful song cycle of his career, confronting fear, disappointment, and illusion, all the while espousing his love for Yoko Ono. Released simultaneously, Ono's album Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band is emotionally raw and challenging. It inspired bands like the B-52s and Yo La Tengo to employ pure sound, whether shrieking vocals or guitar feedback, to express their deepest feelings."--Back cover.
Subject Lennon, John, 1940-1980 -- Songs and music -- Criticism and interpretation.
Ono, Yōko -- Songs and music -- Criticism and interpretation.
Lennon, John, 1940-1980. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.
Ono, Yōko. Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band.
Plastic Ono Band.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781493052356 (paperback)
1493052357 (paperback)

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