Show Notes

This is part one of the Cleave profile on John Lennon.  In this episode, Diana and Dr. Duncan Driver explore the first half of the interview.

Titled "How A Beatle Lives," these exceptional interviews provide a rare glimpse into the world of the Beatles in 1966. 

These contemporaneous portraits are meaningful because so much of our understanding of the Beatles has been informed by what the Beatles said later, through a post-breakup lens. And this especially applies to Lennon, who was most interested in reframing his experience. So this allows us to observe them without this lens. 

In this interview, we go on an adventure with John Lennon, who is unusually open and revealing—he is also full of swagger and charm as he grandstands for Cleave.  

Thanks to Dr. Duncan Driver! @@drduncd

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