Tim Riley, Lennon: The Man, the Myth, the Music--The Definitive Life

“A fascinating narrative of rock ‘n’ roll’s most fascinating life. John Lennon’s story is full of pain, grief, conflict, and rage, yet Tim Riley keeps his ear tuned to the intimate musical details and creative passions that make John Lennon’s life so resonant.”
Rob Sheffield, author of Love is a Mix Tape

“[An] insightful, page-turning examination...that at once enriches our appreciation of Lennon’s larger-than-life genius and his mortality.”
Publishers Weekly

NPR critic Tim Riley has authored four previous books about popular music, including the influential Tell Me Why: A Beatles Commentary. He reviews pop and classical music for WBUR-FM’s Here and Now and has written for The Washington Post, Slate, Salon, The Huffington Post, and many other publications. He was the founder and editor-in-chief of Millennium Pop, an early web journal devoted to serious commentary about pop culture. Trained as a classical pianist at Oberlin and Eastman, he lectures widely on censorship and the arts, rock history, the British Invasion, and rock criticism.  He is a professor of journalism at Emerson College.

Event date: 

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Porter Square Shopping Center
25 White Street
02140 Cambridge