Journalist John Harris, author of influential books on music, politics and
popular culture, was born just as the Beatles were splitting up, and was
only 11 when John Lennon died. Yet Lennon's mischievous anti-establishment
position - and the richness of his lyrics and music - makes him Harris's
nomination for a Great Life. Matthew Parris tries to define what it is that
makes this enigmatic, often difficult figure an inspiring subject for reflection.
The expert witness is Barry Miles, in whose London gallery
John first met Yoko in the mid 1960s.