Today, John Lennon’s birthday--he would have been 73--is a day that I always acknowledge in one way or another. In past years, I've often spent October 9 talking on the radio about Lennon's life and death, and how a few months after his murder I was given his diaries, which became a prime source of information for my book Nowhere Man
. Other years I've wandered uptown, to Strawberry Fields, to pay my respects to a man who changed my life. Today, I intend to quietly observe Lennon's birthday at home, taking at least a few moments to Imagine Peace, as corny as that might sound.
But next Tuesday, October 15, at 8:00 PM, at the 2A bar
in the East Village, I will be celebrating Lennon's life by reading from three chapters of Nowhere Man
. Joining me will be my Title TK co-producers Eric Danville and Lainie Speiser, adult actress Alia Janine
, radio personality Ralph Sutton, writer James Sasser, character actor David Healy, and writer and musician Mary Lyn Maiscott.
The event, as always, is free, and if you have an urge to tune into the Lennon vibe, 2A is the place to be on Tuesday night. Read More