Posts tagged "John Lennon"

Today in Music History: Beatles

On this date forty-six years ago, the Beatles have their eighth number one single with Ticket to Ride.  It would just be a one-week stay with Help Me Rhonda displacing it.  Here is Ticket performed a few months later on Ed Sullivan:      

Today in Music History: Beatles

On this date forty-seven years ago, the Beatles continue their U.S. chart domination as She Loves You kicks off a two-week run at number one.  This follows the seven-week run at the top by I Want to Hold Your Hand.  Here is the new number one song performed on the Ed Sullivan show:    ... Read more »

Today in Music History: John Lennon

On this date thirty-seven years ago, John Lennon is forcibly removed from the Troubadour Club in L.A.  He was on a drinking binge with his buddy Harry Nilsson and was heckling the act on stage – the Smothers Brothers.  Here is a John’s duet with Elton John from later that year:      
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John Lennon - Thirty Years and One Day Later

John Lennon - Thirty Years and One Day Later
I was pondering what to write about when it occurred to me that one day just didn’t seem to be enough time to pay tribute to John Lennon, someone who had an enormous influence on a vast number of my contemporaries (read old fogies.)  I’ll never forget where I was (my college fraternity house) when... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "TNK (Tomorrow Never Knows)" by 801

By Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “TNK (Tomorrow Never Knows)” by 801  801 formed in 1976 by Brian Eno and Phil Manzanera after Roxy Music split and Manzanera found himself without a band. They formed for three concerts and released a live album featuring this Beatles tune. It’s been thirty years since we... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Good Old Desk" by Harry Nilsson

Song Of The Day – “Good Old Desk” by Harry Nilsson from the 1968 album “Aerial Ballet” Just finished watching the excellent documentary “Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talking About Him)” Not only was he a favorite artist of The Beatles…he’s also one of my all-time favorites. Fun film fact…The song title,... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "The Late Great Johnny Ace" by Paul Simon

Song Of The Day – “The Late Great Johnny Ace” by Paul Simon from “The Concert In Central Park” For those who follow my posts on Facebook, I said I wouldn’t post a John Lennon song…but I guess I let some of the hype sink in today on his 70th birthday. My views on Lennon... Read more »

Song of the Day

by lpdcsounds “Ding Dong Ding Dong” by George Harrison from the 1974 album “Dark Horse.” For all of my Jewish friends out there…and for that matter to everyone else…here are wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year. L’Shana Tova…Rosh Hashanah 5771. Somehow, I don’t think this is what old Beatle George had in mind... Read more »
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