Come Together, Over Me
UPDATE: A personal note to Beatle Brunch fans from Keith.
December 8, 1980: The Day John Lennon Died is New York Times best-selling author, Keith Elliot Greenberg's latest book released by Backbeat Books, a Hal Leonard Publishing Company. Keith's book follows the events leading to the horrible moment when Mark David Chapman – the paunchy, mentally ill Beatles fan – calmly fired his Charter Arms .38 Special into the rock icon, realizing his perverse fantasy of attaining perennial notoriety.
It takes us back to New York City and the world John Lennon woke up to, and we follow the other Beatles, Lennon's family, the shooter, fans, and New York City officials through the day. Once the fatal shots are fired, the pace only becomes more breathless.
The epilogue examines the aftermath of the killing – the moment when 100,000 New Yorkers stood in silence in Central Park; the posthumous reunion of the Beatles in the studio, with George, Paul, and Ringo accompanying recordings of their old friend – and the undying legacy that persists to this day.
This is the story all Beatle Brunch fans have to read. Perhaps you'll have an opportunity to win an autographed copy, but only if you stay connected with our website and the stunning Beatle Brunch Radio Show.
"A powerful life-and-death portrait of a musician whose work with the Beatles and beyond continues to reach teens loud and clear." –Booklist
"An interesting examination of one of rock's darkest days and a poignant reminder of what was lost when Lennon died." – Library Journal