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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Author Jude Southerland Kessler Launches Online Lennon Sessions

9:48 PM Posted by Nicole M


World-renowned Lennon historian Jude Southerland Kessler, author of The John Lennon Series, is launching a string of new online seminars called “Focal Points,” featuring a different topic on the musician’s life and work each month.

Kessler, who is currently working on the fifth volume in her projected nine-volume series on Lennon, has been a regular speaker at the Fest for Beatles Fans and Beatles at the Ridge Festival for years. With the pandemic putting in-person appearances on hold, she’s turning her focus to virtual presentations.

“I look forward to bringing John and The Beatles safely into the comfort of people’s homes,” Kessler commented. “In Lennon terms, it will be like a personal One-to-One show!’”

Starting in March, “Focal Points” seminars will take place monthly via Zoom on Tuesday nights at 7:30 pm Central. Registration is free, but there will be a donation option during future events:


·         March 23, 2021: Why John Lennon Identified as an Irish Artist (register now)

·         April 20, 2021: John’s Songs from A Hard Day’s Night

·         May 18, 2021: John’s Underappreciated LP: Some Time in New York City

·         June 15, 2021: A 56-year retrospect of A Spaniard in the Works

·         July 20, 2021: Sneak Peek of Shades of Life, Volume 5 in The John Lennon Series (An exclusive presale will begin for participants of this session!)

·         August 17, 2021: John’s Most Thrilling Moments on the 1965 Tour


Jude Southerland Kessler is the leading expert on the life of John Lennon and her expanded biographies on Lennon take readers chronologically through his life. The first four volumes are Shoulda Been There, Shivering Inside, She Loves You and Should Have Known Better. With a personal library of over 500 Beatles-related books and multi-media resources, Kessler undertook seven trips to Liverpool, England to interview Lennon’s childhood friends, early band members, art college mates, and business associates before embarking on writing the series, which is told in a narrative history format and heavily documented.

Reserve your spot for her first “Focal Points” session here. To learn more about Jude Southerland Kessler and her work, visit: www.johnlennonseries.com.