Book Review: John Lennon: 1980 Playlist

In 1980, his final year, Lennon listened to a wide range of sounds and loved it all, with a playlist that included Bing Crosby, Noel Coward, and even (gulp!) Morris Albert’s schmaltz classic “Feelings.” Not to mention Elvis Costello, the Vapors, Donna Summer, Tina Turner, Bobby Darin, Christopher Cross, the Cars and the Fantastic Planet soundtrack. Most importantly, English’s book reveals what the ex-Beatle had to say about these artists, and how their music resonated in John’s life.

By Tim English
(paperback) $18.99