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by Diana Erickson
One Sweet Dream

Interview Series: Knowing Lennon and McCartney. Journalist Ray Connolly


Ray Connolly is a writer and journalist who was so deeply involved with the Beatles that he was almost a character in their story. Connolly has the distinction of being friendly with both Lennon and McCartney and went so far as to deliver messages between them when they couldn't talk to each other. Connolly also spent significant time with the Lennons from 1968 until 1980.

In the episode, Diana and Ray cover a number of topics including Lennon/Ono's relationship, The Breakup, Paul and Linda McCartney, and Lennon/McCartney. Ray is the author of many books including Being John Lennon: A Restless Life and The Ray Connolly Beatles Archive as well as the radio play, Sorry, Boys, You Failed The Audition. He has recently written a radio play, Devoted, about his experience with Covid.


Episode 20

Season 1

by Diana Erickson