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Philip Norman

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The Life of John Lennon with Philip Norman and Host Dr. Bob Hieronimus

NIGHT-LIGHT RADIO

This masterly written biography takes a fresh and penetrating look at every aspect of Lennon's much-chronicled life, including the songs that have turned him, posthumously, into a near-secular saint. In three years of research, Norman has turned up an extraordinary amount of new information about even the best-known episodes of Lennon folklore—his upbringing by his strict Aunt Mimi; his allegedly wasted school and student days; the evolution of his peerless creative partnership with Paul McCartney; his Beatle-busting love affair with a Japanese performance artist; his forays into painting and literature; his experiments with Transcendental Meditation, primal scream therapy, and drugs. The book's numerous key informants and interviewees include Sir Paul McCartney, Sir George Martin, Sean Lennon—whose moving reminiscence reveals his father as never seen before—and Yoko Ono, who speaks with sometimes shocking candor about the inner workings of her marriage to John.Honest and unflinching, as John himself would wish, Norman gives us the whole man in all his endless contradictions—tough and cynical, hilariously funny but also naive, vulnerable and insecure—and reveals how the mother who gave him away as a toddler haunted his mind and his music for the rest of his days. This interview was recorded in 2009.Hosted by Dr. Bob Hieronimus.  Produced by Hieronimus & Co. for 21st Century Radio®.  Edited version provided to Nightlight Radio with permission

32mins

5 Aug 2022

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The Life of John Lennon with Philip Norman and Host Dr. Bob Hieronimus

Night-Light Radio

This masterly written biography takes a fresh and penetrating look at every aspect of Lennon's much-chronicled life, including the songs that have turned him, posthumously, into a near-secular saint. In three years of research, Norman has turned up an extraordinary amount of new information about even the best-known episodes of Lennon folklore—his upbringing by his strict Aunt Mimi; his allegedly wasted school and student days; the evolution of his peerless creative partnership with Paul McCartney; his Beatle-busting love affair with a Japanese performance artist; his forays into painting and literature; his experiments with Transcendental Meditation, primal scream therapy, and drugs. The book's numerous key informants and interviewees include Sir Paul McCartney, Sir George Martin, Sean Lennon—whose moving reminiscence reveals his father as never seen before—and Yoko Ono, who speaks with sometimes shocking candor about the inner workings of her marriage to John.Honest and unflinching, as John himself would wish, Norman gives us the whole man in all his endless contradictions—tough and cynical, hilariously funny but also naive, vulnerable and insecure—and reveals how the mother who gave him away as a toddler haunted his mind and his music for the rest of his days. This interview was recorded in 2009.Hosted by Dr. Bob Hieronimus.  Produced by Hieronimus & Co. for 21st Century Radio®.  Edited version provided to Nightlight Radio with permission

54mins

1 Aug 2022

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Philip Norman - 'Shout' with Dan Rebellato

Beatles Books

I'm incredibly lucky to be joined for this episode by dramatist and academic Dan Rebellato to discuss one of the most infamous of all Beatles books - 1981's 'Shout' by Philip Norman. Dan and I look at the initial success and impact that this massive selling book had on both The Beatles and Paul McCartney's reputation - what drove it's success, and where it sits today amongst an ever growing Beatle library.

1hr 3mins

30 Jul 2021

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Renowned author Philip Norman on ‘Wild Thing: The Short, Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix,’ 50 years later

Dave Plier

Philip Norman, who has written the definitive biographies on rock’s biggest stars, talks to WGN Radio’s Dave Plier, LIVE from London, about his new book ‘Wild Thing: The Short, Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix’ on the 50th anniversary of the music legend’s death. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3788864/3788864_2020-10-10-042904.64kmono.mp3

10 Oct 2020

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Philip Norman – Wild Thing: The short, spellbinding life of Jimi Hendrix

Books Podcast

Philip Norman – Weidenfeld and Nicolson – £20 It is generally accepted that Jimi Hendrix is the most important guitarist in the history of rock music. In just four years he revolutionised everybody’s idea of what an electric guitar was capable of, set new standards for showmanship, and left a dazzling catalogue of recordings. Poster boy for the 27 Club (rock musicians who died at that age), Hendrix died in London fifty years ago. That anniversary prompted Philip Norman to add to his wonderful series of biographies of the greats. We joined Philip in his garden to talk about what Jimi Hendrix still means to us.

25mins

25 Sep 2020

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Timothy Simons + Philip Norman

Pop Life

This week we meet Timothy Simons, the actor who played Jonah Ryan: the White House liaison to Vice President Meyer’s office on HBO’s Veep. He swung by the Pop Life bar to talk about working in a video store, auditioning for a part he didn’t think he was right for and the creative insults directed at Jonah on the show. Then, Phillip Norman on Mick Jagger. He is a biographer who specializes in writing big, thick books on rock and roll artists like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly and Elton John. As the Rolling Stones continue their No Filter US Tour, I’ve gone into the vault to find an interview I did with Norman just after he wrote the definitive book on Mick Jagger

33mins

19 Aug 2019

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50 Legends - Philip Norman MAMA Interview

The Aside Podcast

The Aside Podcasts are a free resource supported by Drama Victoria - Australia’s oldest Drama AssociationThis episode of The Aside is dedicated to an interview with Philip Norman, one of 50 interviews with 50 Legends of Victorian Drama teaching. Please feel free to email asidepodcast@outlook.com to ask a question. We will try answer on a future podcast.

31mins

22 Nov 2018

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John Hannam Meets Philip Norman

John Hannam Meets - Isle of Wight Radio

John talks to top author, feature writer and playwright PHILIP NORMAN, who grew up in Ryde. He has written about and interviewed some of the world's biggest pop stars and celebrities in the world, including the #Beatles and Burton and Taylor.

35mins

11 Nov 2016

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54: Philip Norman’s McCartney

Something About the Beatles

In this episode, Richard and Robert devote the show to examining the new Paul McCartney bio by the author of 1981’s Shout! Hear an exclusive interview with author Norman as he explains the intent behind crafting a work completely at odds with his oft-stated past opinions about Sir Paul. Norman’s George Harrison memoriam here and his open letter to Paul McCartney here. May 2016 is upon us and so are the Something About The Beatles 2016 calendars, featuring hundreds of Beatles history dates and 24 full color original illustrations – get one of the last remaining copies in stock here and specially priced! The post 54: Philip Norman’s McCartney appeared first on Something About The Beatles.

58mins

20 May 2016

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Things We Said Today #184 - Author Philip Norman

Things We Said Today Beatles Radio Show

This week, Allan, Al, Ken and Steve talk to Philip Norman, author of the newly published "Paul McCartney: The Life," who talks about his new book and looks at McCartney's life and career. (And don' forget you can hear the show Thursdays and Fridays on WCPR1, Saturdays and Sundays on Fab4Radio and also on PowerPopRadio, plus YouTube and iTunes.)

1hr 5mins

19 May 2016

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