I Met the Walrus: How One Day with John Lennon Changed My Life Forever

Kobo ebook | June 9, 2009

byMr. Jerry Levitan

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Imagine you're the world's biggest Beatles fan and you've just snuck into John Lennon's hotel room. But instead of being thrown out, inexplicably you're invited to spend the day with your idol. That's exactly what happened to fourteen-year-old Jerry Levitan in 1969. After hearing John was in Toronto for a "bed in," Jerry tracked him down at the King Edward Hotel and convinced the world's biggest rock star to sit down for an exclusive forty-minute interview. John talked candidly about war, politics, the scandalous Two Virgins album, and the supposed subliminal messages in his music.

Now, forty years later, it's all here: Jerry's once-in-a-lifetime adventure, illustrated by acclaimed artist James Braithwaite and featuring never before seen photographs of John and Yoko. Also included in the book is Jerry's memorabilia from that day—notes from John and Yoko, the secret code to contact him, drawings, John's doodles, and much more. Complete with an audio and video DVD of the interview that inspired the Academy Award-nominated film of the same name, I Met the Walrus is an immortalized one-on-one moment with John—a must-have for Lennon fans around the world, as well as anyone who has ever dreamed of meeting a hero.

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Imagine you're the world's biggest Beatles fan and you've just snuck into John Lennon's hotel room. But instead of being thrown out, inexplicably you're invited to spend the day with your idol. That's exactly what happened to fourteen-year-old Jerry Levitan in 1969. After hearing John was in Toronto for a "bed in," Jerry tracked him do...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 9, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061875910

ISBN - 13:9780061875915

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for a Beatles fan! I borrowed this book after it was recommended to me by another Beatles fan and it did not disappoint. This account by Jerry Levitan is simply fascinating - a teenager who was able to crack through John Lennon's security and actually have a conversation (and later an interview) with the famous singer. It is such a bizarre and wonderful story that if you like the Beatles, or just sixties music in general, you simply must read this. The book is actually quite short and contains many pictures. You can certainly read it in a day - a weekend at most. What I found particularly interesting was how simple things were back in 1969 and it was possible in a pre-electronic age to achieve something like this. Everything was verbal and no one really checked your credentials. Levitan tells us a little of his background and his devotion to the Fab Four but this just goes towards setting us up later for the main event. The writing is both entertaining and engaging. Highly recommended for sixties buffs.
Date published: 2013-07-19