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Old Sep 01, 2002, 12:32 AM   #1
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Is there a book or a website that goes into detail about John's activities during the Lost Weekend? And one other thing I never seem to have heard about (or maybe I did and it slips my mind) is why John and Yoko slip up for that time, would anyone happen to know why?

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Old Sep 01, 2002, 05:19 AM   #2
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I've got this book called "Loving John" by May Pang that goes through the whole "lost weekend" and before and after that too. There's a number of interesting details about John's life around that perioid.

I don't know any website though.



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Old Sep 01, 2002, 09:41 AM   #3
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Is there a book or a website that goes into detail about John's activities during the Lost Weekend? And one other thing I never seem to have heard about (or maybe I did and it slips my mind) is why John and Yoko slip up for that time, would anyone happen to know why?

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I would think that May Pang's book would be the best one on the subject, since she was living with John at the time--it is currently out of print, but you can probably find it at the library or get a copy on Ebay.
The reason the whole thing happened in the first place is that John was messing around, and Yoko found out and showed him the door. (Note:At the time, it was NOT May that he was fooling around with.)
It has also been said that Yoko wanted to see other people, but I don't know if that was true; John never mentioned it, I don't know who did--I do remember reading it somewhere, though.
I haven't actually read May's book yet, but I found a copy on Ebay and am waiting for it to be delivered. Since she really loved John, though, I am sure her account will be accurate. I did read a couple of excerpts somewhere, and they were well written.



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Old Sep 01, 2002, 11:33 AM   #4
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Thanks to both of you. I'll try to find a copy of May Pang's book.

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Old Sep 01, 2002, 02:13 PM   #5
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May Pang's book, "Loving John" is probably the definitive book to have if you want to know about the Lost Weekend. I do have a copy of "John Lennon: 'The Lost Weekend' Living, Loving And Making Rock & Roll" in paperback. It's written by May Pang and Henry Edwards. This one came out in 1983 and has an epilogue by May added that she wrote in 1992. Both of these books will give you probably everything you'd want to know.

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Old Sep 01, 2002, 03:34 PM   #6
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May's book is very well done, seems very genuine to me. I think she's a class act, she could have really done a number on John, but I think she genuinely loved him and it shows.

That's probably the best book around on that period of John's life.

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Old Sep 01, 2002, 03:52 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone.

It kinda sucks, the bookstores here don't have a lot of books on the Beatles (it seems I've bought them all). Usually they just have some stupid Geoffrey Guiliano or whatever books. I always try to hide those in another section.

It seems a lot of the books I'd like to read are out of print(another being Pete Shotton's book "John Lennon: In My Life").

I do know a little about the Lost Weekend. I know John hung out (got drunk) with Ringo, Keith Moon, Harry Nilson and Phil Spector, that he was recording "Rock and Roll", and that Yoko sent May Pang to keep an eye on him or whatever. Also that he got together with Paul sometime in LA.

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Old Sep 01, 2002, 06:38 PM   #8
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I enjoyed May's book, I thought it was very believable, since she was with him a lot of the time. I was able to find a copy of May's book on Ebay. I even e-mailed her, but I haven't gotten a response yet. Her book is one of my favorite books on John Lennon.
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'Nip is right about May. I met her at the 1981 Beatlefest in NJ and came away favorably impressed with her.

Mark Lapidos, as the story goes decided not to ever invite her to any more 'fests. That is too bad because she clearly loved John and is an important part of Beatle history.

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Old Sep 02, 2002, 09:01 AM   #10
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May is a lovely woman, and not only did she love John very much, but he loved her as well. Not to the degree that he loved Yoko, but he definitely did love her, and he never cut her out of his life after their time together was ended. He still called her to see how she was doing whenever he was away from home (probably so that Yoko wouldn't get wind of it).
If he hadn't been so in love with Yoko, I believe that he would have married May. She meant a great deal to him.
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Old Sep 10, 2002, 02:00 PM   #11
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I loved May Pang's book. It gave us great insight to what was going on then and who John was. Seems like she didn't leave anything out or try to cloud the bad parts over. As soon as i finished her book, i thought to myself, I have GOT to read this again! And she's so interesting, been thru a lot in her life. She married Vinnie Poncia, who worked with Ringo. She has two children by him.
By the way, i was able to find her book and Pete Shotton's on ebay. What would we do without ebay??




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