Bagism: Library

Among the shelves of the Bagism Library you will find original articles, letters, book reviews, and tales of unusual encounters with John Lennon.


John Lennon/Beatles Book Reviews
The best way to learn about John Lennon and the Beatles is to read a lot of good books. But which books are good and which are bad? Try reading some of these book reviews submitted by Bagism visitors to find out. If you've read a John Lennon or Beatles book lately, please add a review.

Prague's Lennon Wall
The history of the Lennon Wall in Prague, Czech Republic is perhaps the best example of John's ideals for peace becoming reality. See also the Timeline for Prague's "Velvet Revolution" and add your graffiti to Bagism's Virtual Lennon Wall

John Lennon Remembered -- 2005
Visitors to Bagism expressed their thoughts in remembrance of the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's death on December 8th, 2005. The 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, and 1996 messages are available as well.

To Cynthia...with Love
John Lennon had to spend a lot of time away from home during the early years of The Beatles. Here are a couple of letters from John to his girlfriend, then wife, Cynthia.

FBI Rock Criticism
This is the introductory chapter to the excellent book "Come Together: John Lennon in His Time" by Jon Wiener. The book chronicles John Lennon's political activism and his harassment by the US government.

I am the Walrus
Steve Greene has led an interesting life due to the fact he looks a lot like John Lennon. Read his story and take a look at some of his photos to see for yourself!

Peace Off!
In 1971, a fan named Thomas Bonifield wrote to John offering spiritual guidance after listening to the "hopelessness" of the Imagine album. To his surprise, John wrote back!

The Dakota and Strawberry Fields Memorial
While in New York City on December 8th, 1995, I visited the Dakota building, John's former residence and site of his murder, and Strawberry Fields, a garden memorial dedicated in John's honor.

Issue Ceremony for John Lennon Stamps
I attended the issue ceremony held at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City on December 8th, 1995. A lot of celebrities turned out and it was a lot of fun and I took lots of pictures.

Birthday Wishes for John -- 2005
Visitors to Bagism submitted their wishes in honor of what would have been John Lennon's 65th birthday. The birthday messages from 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, and 1996 are also available.

Birthday Cake
Speaking of John Lennon's birthday, Mark Mahal still has a piece of cake from John Lennon's 31st birthday party. Find out how he got it, in his own words and pictures.

Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus -- Film and Album Review
The long-awaited release of the film and album features performances by many artists including the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, The Who, Jethro Tull, and others.

Cease & Desist
Read all the sordid details of how the John Lennon estate shut down "Sam Choukri's John Lennon Web Page," the pre-cursor to Bagism.


Every good library has an archive of materials that no longer fit on the main shelves, but are still important enough to keep around.


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Last updated on Dec 9, 2005