Tag: John Lennon

My ten favorite items at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

First a few honorable mention items:
I love this pic of Darlene Love with Bruce Springsteen. They're probably singing Christmas songs.
It’s August. Just a few weeks left until the end of summer. Time for one more mini-vaca before school starts. So where should a couple go? CLEVELAND!!!!! Yeah…I know, I know BUT…. CLEVELAND ROCKS…so the song says (shrugging shoulders). BUT…it’s only six hours away by car and it has the one place that I’ve wanted... Read more »

It's a great week to be Paul McCartney

It's a great week to be Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney had a special week. You may be thinking, when isn’t it a great time to be Sir Paul…and you’d be right. Sure, he’s had his times of despair. The death of wife #1, a messy divorce from wife #2 and the fans of Kanye West not knowing who he is, but all in... Read more »

Chuck Berry's Greatest Hits

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10. Nadine. This version features Keith Richards.
“If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry.” Chuck Berry died today at age 90. To call him a legendary figure in the history of music would be an understatement. On almost every list of Rock and Roll’s greatest’s, you’ll find Chuck Berry. He’s also received the... Read more »
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John Lennon, Mick Jagger and the circle of life

John Lennon, Mick Jagger and the circle of life
December 8th. It’s always a tough day. You can’t help but think and maybe obsess about John Lennon on this day. It’s the anniversary of his assassination and I tend to do the latter. I usually spend some…okay a lot…okay okay all of it listening to Beatles music. I know, not a lot different than... Read more »

Why The Beatles Mean So Much To Me

Why The Beatles Mean So Much To Me
Hey kids! It’s Blogapolooz night. What?! You’re thinking didn’t you just do one yesterday? Well yeah, we did but this is the night time version. Just think of it like The Price Is Right, where they have a day and night show. They still do that don’t they? Anyway…tonight’s topic is “Pick a song (or songs)... Read more »

David Bowie: His life in pictures and songs

Bowie in 1973. Dig that red shag hair style.
David Bowie died last night after an 18 month battle with Cancer. His influence goes far beyond his music. Look at fashion and there was Bowie. Lifestyles were changed by Bowie. David Bowie made it okay to be different….way different. For all his notoriety, David Bowie was a very private person. He kept a low... Read more »
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It Was 35 Years Ago Today: The Murder Of John Lennon

It Was 35 Years Ago Today: The Murder Of John Lennon
There are places I remember All my life though some have changed Some forever not for better Some have gone and some remain All these places have their moments With lovers and friends I still can recall Some are dead and some are living In my life I’ve loved them all There are moments you’ll... Read more »

The Do's and Don'ts For Thanksgiving

At some point in your life DO volunteer at a church or shelter soup kitchen. You'll get more out of it than the people you're helping and if you do it once, you'll want to do it again. It's good for your soul.
Let's add a DO NOT to this. DON'T just show up at a church without letting them know. It's a nice thought but you'll just get in the way. Aim for 2016.
Thanksgiving is a great holiday. Food, family and football all day long. It’s also stressful and can turn out bad. Food, family and football all day long. Here are some tips on what to do and what not to do to make this a Happy Thanksgiving. HAPPY THANKSGIVING   Here’s a look at the EJ... Read more »

John Lennon's Best Beatles Songs

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15. She Loves You
With yesterday being John Lennon’s 75th birthday, here’s some celebration music. This is the best of Lennon as a member of the Beatles. These lists are always subjective so please leave comments on what you think are his best songs.   If you missed it, this was yesterday’s piece about John Lennon and other musicians... Read more »
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John Lennon And Other Musicians Who Were Victims Of Gun Violence

John Lennon, here with his wife Yoko Ono, was killed in 1980. He was shot in the back four times.
Today would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday. The former Beatle was shot and killed  in front of his New York City home. It’s hard to believe that was almost 35 years ago. He was far from the only musician to lose his life to gun violence. Here’s a look at others that died because of... Read more »
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