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WITF TO AIR NEW AMERICAN MASTERS: LENNONYC

Written by Rachel Moury | Nov 9, 2010 4:47 PM

Following the breakup of the Beatles, John Lennon, along with his wife Yoko Ono and son, Sean, moved to New York City in 1971. It was during this time that Lennon sought to escape the mayhem of the Beatles era and focus on his family. While in New York, Lennon created some of the most acclaimed songs and albums of his career, including “Mind Games,” “Whatever Gets You Through the Night,” and “Woman.” He also remained highly active in the anti-war movement and other progressive political causes.

 

LENNONYC includes never-before-heard studio recordings and never-before-seen video of Lennon in concert side by side with home movies to present an unprecedented look into Lennon’s life. The film also features exclusive interviews with Yoko Ono and commentary by artists such as Elton John, who worked closely with Lennon during the period.

 

Viewers will get an up-close look at the profound effect New York City had on Lennon and his family and discover how they forever changed the city. LENNONYC also offers a glimpse into the Lennon family’s struggle to remain in the U.S. when the Nixon administration sought to deport them.

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