Addenda to Bathed In Lightning


As any author of a non-fiction book will know, it’s impossible to know everything. Sources can be incorrect, interpretations of sources can be incorrect, sources may not even exist so conjecture comes into play. I’ve done my absolute best with Bathed In Lightning to fill a huge information chasm (John’s path through the 1950s and ‘60s) and to try and put his subsequent global success into some context. Many people gave me interviews; there were many others I tried to interview but who were unavailable or non-responsive. You work with what you’ve got. Without doubt, there will be gaps or (hopefully, only very few) errors. This page is for those errors and bits of new or overlooked information that have been brought to my attention or, in some cases, which I’ve brought to my own attention post-publication.