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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Ken Womack. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Ken Womack, often where they are interviewed.

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#491 John Lennon 1980 - Author Ken Womack

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John Lennon 1980 - Author Ken Womack

The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Author Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #491.

As part of our Smithsonian Associates Year of Music author interview series, our guest today is Beatles biographer extraordinaire, Ken Womack.

Ken Womack has written numerous highly acclaimed books about the Beatles and will be appearing at the Smithsonian Associates program via Zoom, Dec 2. More details are available at the web sites we have listed in the show notes.

In today’s conversation, music historian Kenneth Womack traces the story behind Double Fantasy, John Lennon’s remarkable 1980 comeback album with wife Yoko Ono. Along the way, Womack reads from his forthcoming book John Lennon 1980: The Last Days in the Life and he’ll explore with us the powerful, life-affirming story of the former Beatle's renaissance after five years of self-imposed retirement. Lennon's final pivotal year would climax in several moments of creative triumph as he rediscovered his artistic self in dramatic fashion. In thinking about Lennon, Womack shows how the gifted songwriter and musician lived, rather than how he died much too soon.

That of course is our guest today, author Ken Womack, reading from his new book, John Lennon The Last Days in the Life. Drawing on new interviews, John Lennon 1980 is an informative, engaging, and often deeply moving portrayal of the final chapter in John Lennon’s remarkable life. It isn’t a story about how the gifted songwriter and musician died, but rather, about how he lived.

Our Not Old Better Show audience loves John Lennon and the Beatles, and you’ll love this Smithsonian Associates presentation by Ken Womack, but we have him here today, so please join me in welcoming via internet phone, Beatles author, Ken Womack.

My thanks to Beatles biographer, Ken Womack, author of the new book: John Lennon 1980: The Last Days in the Life. Ken Womack will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates on Dec. 2, via Zoom. More details available in the show notes. My thanks, as well, to the fine folks at Smithsonian Associates who always help so much with the show. And, of course, my thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Be safe everyone, practice smart social distancing, and Talk About Better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody. For details about Ken Womack at Smithsonian Associates, please go here: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/lennon-ono-and-making-of-double-fantasy?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=OCT20eAAboutPerformingArts10.17.20&utm_content=version_A&promo=253352

Oct 28 2020 · 20mins
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Ken Womack -'John Lennon 1980 The Last Days In The Life'

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For our very first episode Ken Womack joins us to discuss his new book - 'John Lennon 1980 The Last Days In The Life'. 

Who was John Lennon in 1980? What led him back to the studio after a 5 year break? Did he still have a relationship with Paul McCartney? Ken Womack answers these questions and many more in his brilliant new book covering John's final year.  

Sep 09 2020 · 58mins

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164: George Martin's Sound Pictures with Ken Womack

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Back in 2017, SATB featured a conversation with Ken Womack on the publication of volume one of his George Martin biography, Maximum Volume (here). In late 2018, volume two emerged, this one taking up the story where George Martin resumed production chores with The Beatles, this time as an independent contractor. It marked the era of their highest artistic achievement as well as an eventual erosion in relations between producer and proteges. This discussion also covers the post-Beatles years and Sir George Martin's other productions, as well as his curation of The Beatles' latter-day collections.  

More about Sound Pictures: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Later Years 1966 - 2016) here

More about Ken's new novel, I Am Lemonade Lucy here 

Check out Ken's site here
Apr 08 2019 · 1hr 24mins
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Dr Ken Womack on The Beatles and George Martin

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Dr Womack joins us for another episode of Geeking On Music. His second book on George Martin, The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin, The Later Years, 1966–2016, was just recently published so we go hard in the paint on the Beatles and George Martin. Intro song is Sociopathic Love Song by The Swinging Lights off their new album Trouble with the Truth

Nov 25 2018 · 55mins

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180-Talking George Martin with Author Ken Womack

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Fab 4 Free 4 All talks with author Ken Womack about his George Martin biography 'Maximum Volume'.
Dec 06 2017 · 1hr 10mins
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Episode 103: Interview with Noted Author Ken Womack

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Dave interviews Dr. Ken Womack, Dean of the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University and author of numerous Beatles books. His newest book is called Maximum VolumeThe Life of Beatles Producer George Martin, the Early Years, 1926–1966. The Amazon link to Ken's book is here:

https://www.amazon.com/Maximum-Beatles-Producer-George-Martin/dp/1613731892

Be sure to check out Ken's work at his website:

www.kennethwomack.com

Aug 04 2017 · 1hr 20mins
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10: Oasis and The Beatles with Dr Ken Womack

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Great discussion with world renowned Beatles scholar and author Dr Ken Womack. We cover various aspects of both Oasis and The Beatles - make sure you check out Ken's great Beatles books, including the upcoming biography of George Martin, out later this year.

Plus stay tuned for a competition to win an awesome Supernova Scarf! Tweet at @oasispodcast and @supernova_scarf with your answer.

Apologies the sound quality is a bit strange - I was picking up my audio through Ken's recording which creates the weird echo-y sound at times.

As always please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes or the podcast app of your choice.

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May 14 2017 · 1hr 32mins
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The John Lennon Hour: Meet Beatles Author Ken Womack Part 2

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Author of The John Lennon Series, host Jude Southerland Kessler interviews Dr. Kenneth Womack of Penn State Altoona who has just released his second book about The Beatles, The Beatles Encyclopedia: All Things Fab Four. Listeners will be able to call in and ask Womack questions about The Beatles music and lives. They can also discuss his first book, Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of The Beatles.
Jul 25 2014 · 59mins
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The John Lennon Hour: Meet Beatles Author Ken Womack Part 1

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Author of The John Lennon Series, host Jude Southerland Kessler interviews Dr. Kenneth Womack of Penn State Altoona who has just released his second book about The Beatles, The Beatles Encyclopedia: All Things Fab Four. Listeners will be able to call in and ask Womack questions about The Beatles music and lives. They can also discuss his first book, Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of The Beatles.
Jul 25 2014 · 26mins