Charlie Lennon: Uncle to a Beatle

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Outskirts Press, Inc., 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 436 pages
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Here is the full story of John Lennon's remarkable uncle, the late singer-composer Charlie Lennon, told in Charlie's own words and in tributes by some of those who knew him best. The book provides a unique, fascinating look into the Lennon family and John's early life in his hometown of Liverpool, England. Charlie talks candidly about his childhood days in Liverpool, his wartime service in the Royal Army, his memories of John and of John's son Julian, and his life as a hometown celebrity after coming home to Liverpool in 1982. His close friend Scott Wheeler takes up the story in the 1980s, chronicling his many "travels with Charlie" around Liverpool and Boston in the course of eight years of band tours. The book includes tributes from 13 of Charlie's friends, and is illustrated with nearly 600 photos, including many rare Lennon family pictures that have never before been published. Listen to the radio interview!
  

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Contents

Foreword By Bill Harry
11
A selection of family photographs from Charlies private collection with commentary
19
A portrait gallery with commentary by Scott 77
27
Charlie strolls down memory lane and reminisces about three famous Liverpool locales
43
TRAVELS WITH CHARLIE
113
One month after visiting the Harrisons Scott attends his first concert
124
Festival in 1977
139
is forged
149
Scott pays his first visit to Charlies flat and his cat and gets his first look t how the other
183
Charlie makes his singing debut on the BBC and Scott begins treading the boards with some
189
Scott recruits his longtime American performing partner Dennis Roach to accompany him
219
of The Beatles close friend and mentor Astrid Kirchherr
240
The crowd swings and sways to Charlies original ballad at the bands third
247
Scott and Dennis change lodgings in Liverpool and begin a jampacked twoweek
254
Jim Hughes
413
A Final Word From Charlie
431

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170
Scott attends a private garden party hosted by Pete Best and family
177

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About the author (2005)

Scott Wheeler and Charlie Lennon were friends and performing partners for 13 years. Scott, from Boston, USA, has performed rock and roll on stage, radio and TV for hundreds of thousands of fans in America and in England. He is featured every year in Liverpool's international Beatle Week festival.

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