Release of "The John Lennon Letters" Gets Some Flak

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The release of "The John Lennon Letters", edited by official Beatles biographer Hunter Davies, is getting some flak from some who say it's a case of TMI.

Music journalist Neil McCormick argues, "We've reached the bottom of the barrel.  This is John Lennon's shopping lists."

Davies himself defended the letters to CBS News, saying, "There have been hundreds of biographies of John Lennon, but they get fatter, thicker and they get more removed from John.  When you are reading the letters, you feel you were there. And h e's not writing for posterity..."



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