With a foreword by Yoko Ono,
The Dream is Over covers a
ten-year span from 1963 to 1973.
Author Dan Richter took a year’s leave of absence as lead performer at the
American Mime Theatre and teacher at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts
to study mimetic forms around the world, and was swept up in the exploding
London in the sixties is the main backdrop of the memoir. Richter starred
in and choreographed the opening of Stanley Kubrick’s
2001: A Space Odyssey. With his
friends Allen Ginsburg, Gregory Corso and William Burroughs, Richter
helped produce and read his poetry at the legendary Albert Hall poetry
reading, as well as publishing their poetry.
A close friend of Yoko Ono’s, the main focus of the memoir is the four
years Richter lived and worked with John Lennon and Yoko Ono from 1969 to
1973. The Beatles, Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, Andy Warhol, Bob
Dylan and many other figures from rock ‘n’ Roll and the arts fill the
pages of the memoir.
The book reveals an intimate insider’s look, chronicling everything from
battles with heroin addiction, John and Yoko’s concerts, their political
activities, films, the breakup of The Beatles, to the making of the album