‘Some Time in New York City,’ released in the summer of ’72, is not only the worst John Lennon album. It’s the worst (non-Ringo) solo Beatles record.
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“I’m Only Sleeping,” with its hallucinogenic quality, vivid yet surreal lyrics, creative guitar solo and unusual recording effects, still sounds like no other song in the Beatles’ catalog.
Through it failed to make the ‘Hard Day’s Night’ soundtrack, “I Call Your Name” nevertheless illustrates the Beatles’ rapid artistic development.
The B-side to “All You Need Is Love,” “Baby You’re a Rich Man” stands as one of the Beatles’ most innovative, funky, and underrated tracks.
The brutally honest, toss-off attitude on ‘Milk and Honey’ was more in keeping with John Lennon’s solo career than the slick, celebrated ‘Double Fantasy.’
When Julian Lennon was looking to finish ‘Everything Changes,’ he returned to a last drive with his late father — and Aerosmith on the radio.
A seemingly straightforward, upbeat rock track from the Beatles instead that tells a bleak story of discontentment.
For Don Henley, a Beatles star remains his primary influence: ‘I loved what he stood for, what he believed in’
“The first song I ever tried to sing in public was one of his songs,” the Eagles’ Don Henley says. “He was my biggest hero.”
The Beatles’ often-overlooked “Dig a Pony” is a classic example of John Lennon’s love of wordplay.
John Lennon’s 40-year-old ‘Walls and Bridges’ is long overdue for a critical reevaluation.