John Lennon - Anniversary Stories

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Lennon's untimely death, five new stories from five writers.

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01John Lennon In The American South20001204

by Roseanne Cash.

A description of an imaginary meeting in Memphis between her father, Johnny Cash, and John Lennon

02Dark Corners20001205

by Jeff Young.

Liverpool in 1963 was a pretty desolate city, but the Beatles' arrival seemed to banish some of the gloom.

Read by Paul Mcgann

03Lennon's Music, Right From The Start20001206

by A L Kennedy.

A personal account, read by the author, of the day John Lennon was shot and its significance for her.

Off school with a cold, alone, her mother out at work, she hears the news on Radio 1.

04Take It Easy20001207

by AL Kennedy.

A star-struck fan gets carried away by the strange and inexplicable coincidences that link his life with those of the Beatles - and Lennon in particular.

Read by Philip Glenister

05 LASTThe Original Air Guitar20001208

by Charlotte Cory.

In 1963, a six-year-old Charlotte stood transfixed before a TV rental shop window.

Exultant, she sang `She Loves You' all the way home, strumming a pretend guitar for all she was worth.

Read by Barbara Marten