For the first time in full, here are the extraordinary interviews with John Lennon conducted by Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner in 1970. in these pages Lennon discuses the breakup of the Beatles, his favourite tracks with the group and how they were made, fellow musicians including the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, his attitude toward revolution and drugs, and the tenderness of his relationship with Yoko Ono.
Jann S. Wenner cofounded Rolling Stone magazine in 1967. Wenner is the publisher of Rolling Stone and owner of Men's Journal. He has conducted and written many of Rolling Stone's most iconic interviews with subjects ranging from Barack Obama to U2's Bono, which was nominated for a National Magazine award. In 2010, he received the Norman Mailer Prize for his lifetime achievement in magazine publishing. He lives in New York City. Yoko Ono is a peace activist, musician, artist, writer, and filmmaker. She is especially known for her performance art and her involvement with the Fluxus group. She has had retrospectives of her work at both the Whitney Museum and Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as in Germany and Spain. Ono was married to John Lennon of the Beatles from 1969 until his death in 1980.