Charlie Lennon: Uncle to a Beatle
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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Foreword By Bill Harry
A selection of family photographs from Charlies private collection with commentary
A portrait gallery with commentary by Scott 77
Charlie strolls down memory lane and reminisces about three famous Liverpool locales
TRAVELS WITH CHARLIE
One month after visiting the Harrisons Scott attends his ﬁrst concert
Festival in 1977
Scott pays his ﬁrst visit to Charlies ﬂat and his cat and gets his ﬁrst look t how the other
Charlie makes his singing debut on the BBC and Scott begins treading the boards with some
Scott recruits his longtime American performing partner Dennis Roach to accompany him
of The Beatles close friend and mentor Astrid Kirchherr
The crowd swings and sways to Charlies original ballad at the bands third
Scott and Dennis change lodgings in Liverpool and begin a jampacked twoweek
A Final Word From Charlie
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Scott attends a private garden party hosted by Pete Best and family
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