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Thursday, June 2, 2022

John Lennon Series Author Jude Southerland Kessler’s Books Accepted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library’s Permanent Collection

10:03 AM Posted by Nicole M

The books of world-renowned Lennon historian Jude Southerland Kessler, author of The John Lennon Series, have just been accepted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives permanent collection in Cleveland, Ohio.

An affiliate of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Library is a primary resource for information on Rock Hall Inductees and Nominees, rock-related subjects, and Rock Hall education programs and exhibits. For Kessler, whose life’s work revolves around researching the life of John Lennon, having her books made part of the collection is truly an honor and thrill.

“This wonderful accolade makes the ‘eight days a week’ of work researching, writing, and editing John’s life story over the last 35 years worth the sacrifice and dedication,” she says. “If I had told that 10-year-old Lennon fan that her books would be archived in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I’m sure she wouldn’t have believed it. As John would have it, I’m on Cloud Nine.”

The Library is available to the public online, or in-person by appointment, for popular music research and includes databases, catalogs, archival collections and more.
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 five volumes of the projected nine-volume series are Shoulda Been There, Shivering Inside, She Loves You, Should Have Known Better and Shades of Life (Vol. 1). 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.

Jude Southerland Kessler is represented by 910 Public Relations. To learn more about her work, visit: www.johnlennonseries.com. To learn more about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives, visit: https://library.rockhall.com