American Masters: Season 24, Episode 7

LennoNYC (22 Nov. 2010)

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A look at the period of time musician John Lennon and his family spent living in New York City during the 1970s.



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Episode credited cast:
Himself (archive footage)
Herself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Cicala ...
Himself - Recording Engineer
Rennie Davis ...
Himself - Activist (archive footage)
Jack Douglas ...
Himself - Record Producer
Dennis Elsas ...
Himself - Radio Host
Bob Gruen ...
Himself - Photographer
Tom Hayden ...
Himself - Activist
Abbie Hoffman ...
Himself (archive footage)
Adam Ippolito ...
Himself - Keyboards
Jonas Mekas ...
Himself - Filmmaker
Andy Newmark ...
Himself - Drums
Jerry Rubin ...
Himself (archive footage)
Earl Slick ...
Himself - Lead Guitar


A look at the period of time musician John Lennon and his family spent living in New York City during the 1970s.

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excellent look at private citizen Lennon
9 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"LennonNYC" is a wonderful documentary about John Lennon's life in New York City. It's sad at the same time, because his love of freedom and the Dakota's policy of letting people loiter outside the building cost him his life. Lennon himself took no security precautions, enjoying what he felt was the anonymity of New York. It's true, people are more laid back there about seeing celebrities. But there are always nuts around, and Lennon, alas, met one.

There is lots of footage of Lennon in interviews and also recording - he was on top of the world with his Double Fantasy album. Though no one says it, I think he had been "written out" for a time. And when his son Sean was born, Lennon felt like it was the beginning of a new life for him. Before his death, he was happier than he had ever been - grown up, as he put it, and at peace with his life. That someone could take that away from him is very cruel.


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