Thursday, February 05, 2015
John Lennon in conversation with Tony Taylor
Michael O'Leary writes:
To start 2015 Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop is publishing a unique interview with John Lennon which was recorded when The Beatles were in New Zealand in 1964. It was recorded by Psychology Professor Dr Tony Taylor who was at the time doing a study into Beatlemania.
It gives a remarkable insight into Lennon's thoughts regarding fame, music and life generally at a time when the group was still new to all the world-wide adulation they were receiving. I think this is something of a coup for a New Zealand publisher as it must be one of the last unpublished interviews with John Lennon and it has been an honour to work with Dr Taylor on the project.
You will note that my poem 'The Flipside of the Ballad of John and Yoko' appears at the end of the book as an antidote to the effects of fame.
The book will not be available in shops but can be purchased through my e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - at $35 per copy including postage within New Zealand. Or send a cheque to: Michael O'Leary, PO Box 42, Paekakariki, Kapiti 5034.
in conversation with
Previously unpublished interviews recorded
in Wellington, June 1964
during The Beatles’ tour of New Zealand
Together with details of the only reported study
of Beatlemania and brief notes of a broadcast on the topic
Plus: The Flipside of the Ballad of John & Yoko
by Michael O’Leary
Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop