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A Fab Four book, a diva boxed set, two British films and a wife who begins again


John Lennon: The Life By Philip Norman; out now More moving and less plausible than most fiction, Lennon's life is one of the great 20th century fables, and it's told here definitively by a major Beatles scholar. Even as Lennon went from young tough to global pop star to hippie prophet, he never ceased to be a shattered, motherless little boy. When have so many ever followed anyone so lost? A


To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story Nina Simone; RCA Legacy; out now In 1956 a nightclub boss told the Juilliard pianist he'd hire her if she'd also...

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