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Signed by author Mike Hill, childhood friend of John Lennon

For the first time, read the full story of how John Lennon was turned onto rock 'n' roll in the home of his school friend, Mike Hill. John and Mike attended Dovedale Road School and Quarry Bank High School together and shared a passion for rock 'n' roll. With their friends Pete Shotten and Don Beattie, Mike played John "Long Tall Sally" and forever changed his life.

Quote from John Lennon
'Little Richard was one of the all-time greats. The first time I heard him a friend of mine (Mike Hill) had been to Holland and brought back a 78 with "Long Tall Sally". That's the music that brought me from the provinces of England to the world. Thats what made me what I am.'

Quote from Tim Riley, author of Lennon: the Man, the Myth, the Music (2011)
'With a falir for telling detail and historical context, Hill recounts his friendship with the young John Lennon in ways that bring the future Beatle to colorful life. It all rings true, from the privation of post-war Liverpool to the early flashes of rock 'n' roll's forbidden energy. Hill's reminiscences renew Lennon's music in fascinating ways.'

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