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John Lennon – Double Fantasy: Stripped Down (2010)

John Lennon – Double Fantasy: Stripped Down (2010)

With each layer of studio gimmickry that falls away, we hear more distinctly the way John Lennon was coming to terms with middle age.

One Track Mind: John Lennon, "Instant Karma!" (1970)

One Track Mind: John Lennon, "Instant Karma!" (1970)

Note: To commemorate the 70th birthday of John Lennon, we’re revisiting this single from early in his post-Beatles career. One of the things I find most fascinating about the man was how he was able to impart blunt, timeless wisdom about our lives while struggling to make sense of his. “Karma” was one of those ‘message’ songs that he soRead More

The Friday Morning Listen: John Lennon – Imagine (1971)

The Friday Morning Listen: John Lennon – Imagine (1971)

by Mark Saleski I remember exactly where I was when I found out. I was hanging out in a friend’s first floor dorm room in Aroostook Hall at the University of Maine. The only things I can remember about him are that his name was Fred and he was from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. I walked into the room and he said,Read More

Beatles songs where Ringo Starr doesn’t, you know, suck: Gimme Five

Beatles songs where Ringo Starr doesn’t, you know, suck: Gimme Five

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has taken his share of knocks over the years. But we’d like to give the former Richard Starkey his due.

Movies: Come Together: A Night for John Lennon’s Words and Music (2008)

Movies: Come Together: A Night for John Lennon’s Words and Music (2008)

by Nick DeRiso “Come Together,” a concert first envisioned as a benefit to raise anti-violence awareness through the work of John Lennon, was scheduled to be held on Oct. 2, 2001, at New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall. Then came Sept. 11. This rangy event, featuring recorded snippets of Lennon interviews and new interpretations of his songs (bothRead More

Songs where Ringo Starr, well, sucked: Gimme Five

When Ringo Starr recently announced that he wouldn’t be responding to any more fan mail, it occurred to me that he must be completely unaware of the disastrous foibles he’s unleashed on a loving but ultimately unwitting fanbase. Certainly likeable (at one time, anyway), Starr was and is a drive-by celeb, someone so lightning-strike lucky to have replaced Pete BestRead More

A Louisiana celebration of John Lennon

by Nick DeRiso John Lennon was a bundle of contradictions, both peacenik provocateur and tender tough guy. He lived a life that was simultaneously brash and vulnerable, easy going and hard eyed. A flower child who was viciously murdered, Lennon’s story — and, indeed, his art — took twists and turns, made fits and starts, until the very end. ForRead More

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