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John Lennon

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...Perhaps best known for his participation in the seminal British rock and roll quartet the Beatles, John Lennon’s career began with his fascination with American music. Born in Liverpool in 1940, Lennon was raised by an aunt but had contact...

Buddhism and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Introduction The global popularity of Buddhism as a fount of meditation and health has been increasing noticeably since the 1950s (Seager 2000: 4), and this trend is evidenced particularly in the work of music recording artists. Primarily,...

Chanting the Name of the Lord

Dale C. Allison

Dale C. Allison Jr. is Errett M. Grable Professor of New Testament Exegesis and Early Christianity, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and is the author of The Intertextual Jesus and, with the late W.D. Davies, the ICC volumes on Matthew. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Love There That’s Sleeping : The Art and Spirituality of George Harrison

The Continuum, 2006

Scholarly Books

...As a child, George attended Roman Catholic mass with his mother. (His father stayed away.) By the time he was eleven or twelve, he decided it was not for him, and he quit going. He didn’t, however, leave without looking back; and when he...

The case of Mark Chapman: Extreme fandom as monstrosity?

Mark Duffett

Dr Mark Duffett is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Chester. He is known for the book Understanding Fandom (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Scary Monsters : Monstrosity, Masculinity and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Scholarly Books

...Monstrum (monster) means ‘the exception that cannot be accounted for in rational terms alone’ (Davis 2009, p. 17). Four decades after it happened – as long, in effect, as the life of its victim – the murder of ex-Beatle John Lennon retains...

The Beatles' Let It Be

Steve Matteo

Steve Matteo is the author of Let It Be (#12). Find him on Twitter @MatteoMedia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

33 1/3 Books

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...The recording sessions for Let It Be actually began as rehearsals for a proposed return to live stage work for the Beatles, to be inaugurated in a concert at a Roman amphitheatre in Tunisia. In this thoroughly researched book, Steve Matteo...