Picks and Pans Review: The Lives of John Lennon

updated 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Albert Goldman
The sobering aspects of this biography brought the late John Lennon's admirers down to earth. In ferreting out the ex-Beatle's seamier qualities, Goldman also refocused attention on Lennon's music, which no longer must be regarded as the work of a holier-than-us prophet. But: see Worst of Pages.

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