My 12 Favorite John Lennon Songs

It doesn’t seem possible that 72 years ago, one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century was born. It was on a night the Nazi’s bombed Merseyside, and his Aunt risked the danger to run across town to be with her sister at the Green Street Hospital. (Her steely fearlessness would influence John in […]

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Why the Beatles' 1964 Washington D.C. Concert Kicks Ass

Last week, on  a rainy Friday evening, The American Cinematheque showcased a screening of The Beatles first concert in America: the Washington D.C. Coliseum, 1964 to a sold out audience. The energy of that performance, which has only intensified with age, left every last one of us riveted. Which is the reason for this blog […]

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Why the Beatles’ 1964 Washington D.C. Concert Kicks Ass

Last week, on  a rainy Friday evening, The American Cinematheque showcased a screening of The Beatles first concert in America: the Washington D.C. Coliseum, 1964 to a sold out audience. The energy of that performance, which has only intensified with age, left every last one of us riveted. Which is the reason for this blog […]

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John Lennon: 30 Years Ago

It simply doesn’t seem possible, but it’s true: today marks the thirtieth anniversary of John Lennon’s tragic death. It’s a particularly difficult subject for me to discuss because, in so many ways, his music occupies a very special, very deep, and very personal place in my life.  John, always ebulliently self-effacing, would smirk and slag […]

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69 Years Ago Today …

Today John lennon would have turned 69 years old, had he not been so brutally taken away back in 1980. It doesn’t seem possible that he’s been gone nearly 30 years, anymore than it seems possible that, had he lived, the Beatles’ founding member would be flirting with 70.  I put it down to the […]

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Beatles Downloads–Pulled from the Internet

It was, of course, too good to be true. Yesterday we were thrilled with the exciting news that Norwegian broadcaster NRK had legally released Beatles songs for download. Today our shoulders are shrugged and all we can say is, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. NRK  has had to pull […]

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John Lennon Animated Video "I Met the Walrus"

OK, now this is clever. Cheers to Current and BoingBoing for this one. Earlier this year, director Josh Raskin was nominated for an Oscar for his animated short film “I Met the Walrus.” Yesterday being the anniversary of John Lennon’s cruel assassination, it is only right to highlight it here on the Pictorial. This five […]

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