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Book Review & Giveaway: “John Lennon: The Stories Behind Every Song 1970-1980” by Paul Du Noyer

John Lennon: The Stories Behind Every Song 1970-1980 is written by Paul Du Noyer – a rock journalist from Liverpool. I picked up this book off the 75% off rack at Barnes & Noble. When I realized it was only going to cost me $1.98, I went back and bought the other three copies to give away to my readers. (But then again, maybe after reading my review you might not want a copy!)

The Stories Behind Every Song 1970-1980 is now in it’s 4th edition. I’m not sure why it takes four tries and 20 years to get a book about John Lennon’s songs right, but obviously it wasn’t to fix the few minor typos throughout. Yet, despite my head scratching moment of confusion over the reprinting, I did find this book really well written and informative.

Du Noyer tells John’s life story while telling what motivated John to write each of his solo albums and songs. Like many other Beatles experts, he believes that when it came to John’s music, he wore his heart on his sleeve. John only knew how to write about his own life experiences…no made up story lines. So I’m happy to report that Du Noyer does include John’s lost weekend years in this book along with his time with May Pang. But I’m also sad to report that the author believes that the lost weekend was also a very dark, drunken time in John’s life where he pined endlessly for 18 months for Yoko to take him back.

Still a great book for those who want to delve deeper into Lennon’s music and the meaning and story behind the albums and songs. And for that reason…

I rate this book, 3 out of 4 Beetles!

 

 

 

GIVEAWAY: I have three copies of this book to give to three of my readers. Just leave a comment below and you’re entered. It’s that simple. Rules: Only one entry per person. I will pick the winners next Sunday morning (September 3, 2017) and announce them in my blog.

 

 

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Mea Culpa Contest

My apologies for not having a review this week, but you’ll be happy to hear that I’m in the middle of reading a very good book. Not a lot of Beatles content, but still great.

So as my ‘mea culpa’ to my readers, I’m going to giveaway some stuff from my trip to NAMM this past January. The prize package includes: a NAMM media bag,  a Voxx Amplification Ltd sticker, a NAMM show guitar pick, a Lennon Educational Bus guitar pick and a Lennon Educational Bus passenger bag.

All you have to do is leave a comment below to be entered. Only one comment per person is allowed. I will announce the winner on Sunday, July 16th. Good luck.

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Imagine Peace holiday giveaway

20161211_0805041Well folks, I got nothing this week when it comes to a review. I am currently reading a very good book (non-Beatles related), just nothing to write about this week. But since it’s the holiday season, I decided to give something away to my loyal followers and readers since you’re the ones that keep me going week after week.

During our trip to the Imagine Peace Tower last month, the boat tour company offered us our pick of buttons from a basket as a souvenir of your trip to the tower. The basket was filled with buttons that said IMAGINE PEACE in the 24 different languages that are on the Peace Tower. Being a little greedy I picked out two in Italian. 14591671_212499435841158_2426614261419048137_n

So lucky readers, I’m going to give away one of my Italian Imagine Peace Tower buttons AND a $10 Amazon gift card to one lucky person who leaves a comment on this post. The only thing I ask is that you write something either holiday or Peace related.

One entry per person and I will pick a winner on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

Best of luck and happy holidays!

 

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24 hr Contest: Tell me why you love the Beatles…

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I post about a lot of Beatles books.  And it would cost a lot of money to actually buy all these books…trust me, I know!  So to help my readers out, here’s a contest!

In the comment section below, tell me why you love the Beatles and you’ll be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card to help you build your Beatles library!

The winner will be chosen by www.Random.org 

This contest will run for 24 hours…starting NOW…11:24 a.m. (EDT)!

Good luck!

 

 

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Beatles Freak Reviews 100th Blog Post Contest!

Hello all my fellow Beatles Freak and welcome to my 100th blog post!

In celebration of this occasion, I’d like to offer my new and old followers two opportunities to win $10 Amazon gift cards to buy yourself some Beatle-ly books, music or movies.

Here’s how this contest will work: Everyone that is currently subscribed to Beatles Freak Reviews’ blog is already entered, but anyone who signs up for email alerts between today (December 1, 2015) and December 15, 2015 will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card.  The drawing will be held on January 1, 2016.

But that’s not all!  Anyone subscribing to this blog during the month of December 2015, will be eligible to win a second $10 Amazon gift card, the drawing for which will be held on February 1, 2016.

Rules:

  1. You must subscribe via the subscription box in the top right corner of this site.
  2. Once signed up, you must be a continued subscriber until the day of the drawing.
  3. The winners will be announced in a blog on this site and will have 48 hours to claim their prize.  After 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn and announced on this site. This process will be repeated as many times as necessary.

Best of luck and thank you all for your loyalty!

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Contest Results! Winner of 6 Beatles books

Good morning Beatles Freaks,

I’d like to take a moment to thank everyone that entered to win these FABulous books!  And thank you to all my new followers for signing up to get alerts when I post new reviews each week.  I’d also like to take a moment to thank Beatles Examiner, Forgotten Hits, and everyone else that shared this contest on social media.  AND, a very special thanks to all the authors: Dee Elias, Jim Berkenstadt, Robert Rodriguez, Al Sussman and Garry Berman.

And now for the winner!

Contest Random Num oct 2015

According to the True Random Number Generator at Random.org, the winner is number 11.

Congratulations to:

Tammy Chambers

If you’re reading this Tammy, please email me you address so I can ship your books out to you ASAP!

 

If you didn’t win, but would like to buy any of these books, please follow the links to the authors’ websites:

Solo in the 70s: John, Paul, George and Ringo 1970-1980 by Robert Rodriguez

Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock ‘n’ Roll by Robert Rodriguez

Confessions of a Beatlemaniac by Dee Elias

“We’re Going to See the Beatles!” by Garry Berman

The Beatle Who Vanished by Jim Berkenstadt

Changin’ Times: 101 Days That Shaped a Generation by Al Sussman

 

Thank you again everyone for playing along and visiting Beatles Freak Reviews!

(Note: A new book review will be posted later today)

 

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Contest: Enter to win 6 author-signed books about the Beatles!

Contest Time!

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In celebration of all these sexy authors and their books, I’ve decided to have a contest.  Leave a comment below to be entered.  One entry per email/person.  Contest ends on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.  I will have Random.org select a winning entry.  It’s really that simple!

Here’s what you’ll win.  All books (except Dee Elias’) are signed by the author!

Solo in the 70s: John, Paul, George and Ringo 1970-1980 by Robert Rodriguez

Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock ‘n’ Roll by Robert Rodriguez

Confessions of a Beatlemaniac by Dee Elias

“We’re Going to See the Beatles!” by Garry Berman

The Beatle Who Vanished by Jim Berkenstadt

Changin’ Times: 101 Days That Shaped a Generation by Al Sussman

Good luck!

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