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
27
Charlie strolls down memory lane and reminisces about three famous Liverpool locales
43
ship of the Royal And Ancient Order Of Buffaloes
65
Charlie talks about leaving Liverpool in the mid1950s his brother Alfreds misadventures
76
encounters with some of the heroes and villains in his life
94
Charlie talks candidly about the 1989 bus accident that
101
Scott and his parents travel to Liverpool in 1964 where they receive a warm welcome
115
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 hands third
247
drens Charity fraternal organisation
278
Scott and Dennis play their first UK outdoor show Merseycats Rockin
307
The band plays the Jacaranda the club that launched The Beatles
315
The 1996 Mathew Street Music Festival is launched in a downpour and Scott
334
Was she or wasnt she John Lennons outofwedlock daughter?
386

One month after visiting the Harrisons Scott attends his first concert
124
inthecity
142
the historic Casbah Coffee Club
177
Scott walks with Father McKenzie in Strawberry Field on the way to visit Eleanor
186
Scott and his mother enjoy a reunion visit with Georges parents in their country bunga
188
Charlies ordeal at the hands of the Liverpool media drives him to shut out both
402
Jim Hughes
413
Craig Evans
422
AlistairTaylor
428
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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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