Lennon, Ono, and the Making of Double Fantasy - Smithsonian Associates

Wednesday, December 2 @ 6PM 

John Lennon’s remarkable 1980 comeback album with wife Yoko Ono. Along the way, Womack draws from his forthcoming book

explores the powerful, life-affirming story of the former Beatle's renaissance after five years of self-imposed retirement. Lennon's final pivotal year would climax in several moments of creative triumph as he rediscovered his artistic self in dramatic fashion. In thinking about Lennon, Womack shows how the gifted songwriter and musician lived, rather than how he died much too soon.

Kenneth Womack, a professor of English and popular music at Monmouth University, has written extensively about the Beatles and their influence on contemporary popular music and culture. His books include