John Lennon’s private letters to be published as an app
Fans will be able to read former Beatle’s private correspondence as part of the John Lennon Letters app. Imagine …
The content is taken from recent volume The John Lennon Letters. Hunter Davies, editor of the book, has selected 68 missives to be included in the app, plus another 10 that are exclusive to the digital format. Davies has prepared commentary, according to the project website, plus there will be audio transcriptions by Christopher Eccleston and a foreword by Yoko Ono.
In his Guardian review, Jarvis Cocker wryly referred to the book as “The Post-It Notes of John Lennon”. Many are bits of epistolary ephemera, including at least one shopping list. If some of these shorter letters are included in the app, their text will at least be easy to fit into a tweet.
The app is currently exclusive to iOS, although it may eventually appear on other platforms.
In other Lennon-related news, it was announced on Thursday that Yoko Ono is to curate next year’s Meltdown festival at the Southbank Centre in London.