[photogallerylink id=83058 align=right] [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Yoko Ono[/lastfm] has green-lighted a project featuring over 250 letters and handwritten cards by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Lennon[/lastfm].
Author Hunter Davies will release the letters as a book. Davies is the only official biographer of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm]. He wrote The Beatles, published in 1968, with the approval of Brian Epstein.
According to the BBC Davies says his new book has “no dramatic revelations” but he says it contains “a lot of letters that nobody’s ever seen.”
Davies explains further, “I’ve found a lot of letters that nobody’s ever seen. You see him as a tortured soul. You see him being funny, you see him showing off, you see him depressed, you see him in different stages.
“His first reaction to any emotion, whether it was fury or amazement or hatred, was not really to go to the piano or the guitar. He was just as likely to pick up a pen and write it. And he wrote such amusing letters.”
“When he wrote a letter or a postcard to somebody, he saw it as a challenge to write a unique piece for them and to amuse them and respond to their humour.”
Hunter Davies will release the book next year but a title and release date have not been chosen.