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Old Jan 18, 2008, 08:37 AM   #1
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Book of never-before-seen John Lennon photos next month

January 18, 2008

http://www.whatgoeson.com/news/john-...ext-month.html



May Pang met John Lennon when she worked for the Beatles' management company in the early 1970's. She got to know him well when she served as Lennon and Yoko Ono's personal assistant after that. But her life with Lennon began when Ono asked May to "keep John company" during a break in their marriage. Although hesitant at first, Pang eventually became John Lennon's girlfriend during what is often referred to as a "lost weekend." In later years, the official Lennon camp had suggested that May's time with John was a blip on the screen; a time when Lennon was stymied creatively, unhappy and estranged from his family and bandmates. But Pang's wonderful photos, many of which appear in this book for the first time, tell a different story.

A new book, Instamatic Karma, Photographs of John Lennon, by May Pang, showcases these never-before-seen photos of John Lennon during his time with May.

They show a relaxed and playful Lennon--eating Chinese food at their East 52nd Street apartment, swimming in Long Island, spending Christmas and a trip to Disneyland with son Julian and hanging out with Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney--and a creative and productive Lennon working on his album "Walls and Bridges" and rehearsing his band for the "Rock'n'Roll" album.

A native of New York's Spanish Harlem, May Pang grew up loving music. Her very first job was at the Beatles' management company, ABKCO Industries. While working at ABKCO, John Lennon and Yoko Ono moved to New York City and hired May as their personal assistant. As exciting as this was, little did she know what fate had in store. One day in June 1973, Yoko approached her and explained that she and John needed a break from each other. Yoko had also decided that May would be his 'ideal companion.'

So began an 18-month relationship that had become known misleadingly as "Lennon's Lost Weekend." During this period, however, John Lennon was actually the most productive and successful in his post-Beatles career. After Lennon's tragic death in 1980, a lot of myths and misconceptions began surfacing about John and May's time together. In 1983, she decided to set the record straight with her memoir, Loving John.

She eventually married record producer Tony Visconti and has two children. Today, May is a full-time single mom, but her heart is still in rock n' roll. She is currently a photographer, artist and Feng Shui jewelry and furniture designer. She lives in New York.

Pang's images span color and black & white, prints and more candid Polaroids, and paint a nimble, effortless and innocent portrait of both a romance and a fascinating time in John Lennon's life. The captions Pang has written to accompany her photos are rich with detail and make this book truly exceptional.

Instamatic Karma, Photographs of John Lennon, will be in stores on March 6, 2008.


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Old Feb 02, 2008, 05:03 AM   #2
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Huh. I didnt realize they were never-before-seen pics. I'd still want to look at it before I bought it though.
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I can't wait for this book!
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There's a pic of John and Paul from May Pang's book. It was taken on the same day, by May, when they were with Who drummer Keith Moon.

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John, Paul, & Keith Moon:
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Old Feb 12, 2008, 12:54 PM   #5
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Book of never-before-seen John Lennon photos next month

January 18, 2008

http://www.whatgoeson.com/news/john-...ext-month.html



May Pang met John Lennon when she worked for the Beatles' management company in the early 1970's. She got to know him well when she served as Lennon and Yoko Ono's personal assistant after that. But her life with Lennon began when Ono asked May to "keep John company" during a break in their marriage. Although hesitant at first, Pang eventually became John Lennon's girlfriend during what is often referred to as a "lost weekend." In later years, the official Lennon camp had suggested that May's time with John was a blip on the screen; a time when Lennon was stymied creatively, unhappy and estranged from his family and bandmates. But Pang's wonderful photos, many of which appear in this book for the first time, tell a different story.

A new book, Instamatic Karma, Photographs of John Lennon, by May Pang, showcases these never-before-seen photos of John Lennon during his time with May.

They show a relaxed and playful Lennon--eating Chinese food at their East 52nd Street apartment, swimming in Long Island, spending Christmas and a trip to Disneyland with son Julian and hanging out with Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney--and a creative and productive Lennon working on his album "Walls and Bridges" and rehearsing his band for the "Rock'n'Roll" album.

A native of New York's Spanish Harlem, May Pang grew up loving music. Her very first job was at the Beatles' management company, ABKCO Industries. While working at ABKCO, John Lennon and Yoko Ono moved to New York City and hired May as their personal assistant. As exciting as this was, little did she know what fate had in store. One day in June 1973, Yoko approached her and explained that she and John needed a break from each other. Yoko had also decided that May would be his 'ideal companion.'

So began an 18-month relationship that had become known misleadingly as "Lennon's Lost Weekend." During this period, however, John Lennon was actually the most productive and successful in his post-Beatles career. After Lennon's tragic death in 1980, a lot of myths and misconceptions began surfacing about John and May's time together. In 1983, she decided to set the record straight with her memoir, Loving John.

She eventually married record producer Tony Visconti and has two children. Today, May is a full-time single mom, but her heart is still in rock n' roll. She is currently a photographer, artist and Feng Shui jewelry and furniture designer. She lives in New York.

Pang's images span color and black & white, prints and more candid Polaroids, and paint a nimble, effortless and innocent portrait of both a romance and a fascinating time in John Lennon's life. The captions Pang has written to accompany her photos are rich with detail and make this book truly exceptional.

Instamatic Karma, Photographs of John Lennon, will be in stores on March 6, 2008.


More information:
Instamatic Karma, Photographs of John Lennon, by May Pang

I wonder if she will include Angel Godiva's anecdotes. Angel posted here years ago telling everyone about how she met Lennon in LA in 1974 and also that she had contacted May Pang and struck up a friendship. Angel said May was going to use some of her stories in this new book. This was back in 2002 or so, the posts are still here on beatlelinks for anyone to look up.

HOWEVER,

I have a question that is puzzling me. Before anyone gets upset at what I am about to ask, please understand that I have no ill will intended.

Okay that said, here is my question, Angel has said that she met Lennon for the first time on her birthday, February 17, 1974 in Los Angeles. I have read her true story and some of her fiction as well. I know Angel is a respected member here and I wish no disrespect to her, BUT, in May Pangs book "Loving John" May clearly states that May and John were in NY during that time to celebrate Yoko's birthday which falls on Feb 18th.

It seems that someone is not telling the truth here. Those of you who know me, know that I do not like May Pang and would most certainly assume her to be the liar. Angel has struck me as a classy woman who has never tried to exploit her time with Lennon, or self-aggrandize, about it. She has never tried to profit off it either. So I am not accusing Angel of being a liar.

But, how can John have been in LA with Angel, when May says John was in NY with her?

can anyone shed some light on this?????
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There's a pic of John and Paul from May Pang's book. It was taken on the same day, by May, when they were with Who drummer Keith Moon.

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I feel like I've seen one similar. Not that one, but I think I've seen one like it.
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Here's a look at the book....I dunno about any of you but this kitten's gonna buy it!

http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/pages/...#StartComments

As far as Angel Godiva's concerned, I honestly don't buy everything that she's said. Just reading her "personal account" reads like fan fiction rather than any cognitive fact...I know she's been on this site quite a bit and such and some of you tend to believe her, but I've been round the rock n roll scene long enough to know embellished tales when I hear 'em. She may very well have slept with La Lenno but going on about how " I was just a 21 year old girl and he took my virginity etc...." sorry, but that reads like an uncensored version of a Tigerbeat "My big night with a Beatle" article you'd find in the tweeniebooper section at the local grocery store. Fantasy's a wonderful thing, but please don't insult one's intelligence with trying to pass it off as truth.
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Old Feb 18, 2008, 06:11 AM   #8
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hmm. those pics do look cool. Ha, I really like the Ringo one, and the one where John's swimming
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