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Days That I’ll Remember is a unique and treasurable addition to the canon of Beatles books. It offers a new insight into Lennon and Ono as individuals, artists and lovers. It is also a gifted music journalist’s memoir of a seismic time in music, politics and culture. Cott is one of the few people who understands how profoundly Yoko Ono influenced John Lennon.
In this rich account of their relationship, Cott tells his own story alongside his many interviews with the couple. While most originally appeared in Rolling Stone, they usually did so in shortened form; the full-length versions here contain previously unpublished and often revealing material. Also featured is a recent Cott interview with Yoko Ono as well as images from her private archive. The result is one of the most incisive and affectionate portraits ever written about this world-altering couple
Jonathan Cott’s relationship with two of the most iconic figures of our time began in 1968 when, as London correspondent for the fl edgling Rolling Stone, he went to interview John Lennon and Yoko Ono in their London flat. Later the same day Lennon invited Cott to sit in on a recording session at Abbey Road Studios. A friendship was born that lasted for the rest of Lennon’s life and still continues today between Cott and Yoko Ono. It was Jonathan Cott who interviewed the couple about their Double Fantasy album on December 5, 1980 in their apartment at the Dakota in New York. It would be Lennon’s last major interview. He was murdered outside that building three days later.