New Jersey Stage

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Celebrate John Lennon's 70th Birthday with Jerry Levitan, Author of "I Met The Walrus"

(RED BANK, NJ) -- In 1969, when he was just 14 years old, Jerry Levitan cut school, tape recorder in hand, on a mission to interview John Lennon.  With the innocence and persaverance of a child, he succeeded.  Lennon candidy spoke of war, politics, the "Two Virgins" album and supposed subliminal messages in his music.  That tale is told in the Levitan's book, "I Met The Walrus: How One Day With John Lennon Saved My Life Forever".  You can meet the author and hear his personal stories at NovelTeas in Red Bank, NJ on October 9 - the day John would have celebrated his 70th birthday.

Levitan will be at NovelTeas from 3pm to 5pm.  Tickets for the event are $25 and include a hard cover copy of "I Met The Walrus".  Advance registration is strongly suggested.  Select lithographs of artwork by John Lennon and previously unreleased lyric sheets will be offered for sale and live music will be performed by Rockit! (up and coming youth musicians performing Lennon and Lennon/McCartney standards) from 4pm to 5pm.

The book, "I Met The Walrus", is illustrated by acclaimed artist James Braithwaite and features never before seen photographs of John and Yoko.  Also included in the book is Jerry's memorabilia from that day -- notes from John and Yoko, the secret code to contact him, drawings, John's doodles, and much more.  The book comes complete with an audio and video DVD of the interview that inspired the Academy Award-nominated film of the same name.

Jerry Levitan is a musician, actor, filmmaker, writer, and lawyer living in Toronto.