Tag: John Lennon

Ten Protest Songs For Memorial Day

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Bob Dylan- "The Times They Are A Changin".
You can do a complete gallery of Dylan protest songs.
Happy Memorial Day. Today we honor those who gave their lives for our country. However we don’t have to like the activity that cost our soldiers their lives. There are hundreds of great war protest songs. Here are ten of them. If you have others that are your favorites I’d love to hear them. Enjoy... Read more »

Vinyl Records in Living Color

Dave Mason- Alone Together.
Mason's first album is known as much for the marble coloring as the music.
Vinyl albums have been making a comeback. While you are used to seeing them in black, there have been some special issues of vinyl records in color. Here’s some of them.

10 Best Post Beatles Albums by John, Paul, George and Ringo

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10. McCartney-Paul's first solo album. He played all the instruments. A little uneven but a few excellent songs including Maybe I'm Amazed.
A friend recommended that I do a piece rating the Beatles albums…worst to best. That’s been done many times. But how about the best post-Beatles albums by The Fab Four? Here’s my Top 10. As always, suggestions, comments, criticisms are welcome.

John Lennon in Concert 2014-Part 4

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"A Hard Days Night"- a lively opening 3rd set number.
This is the finale in a series of what a John Lennon concert would be like if he was still alive today. It started with a set of his solo songs. That was followed by an acoustic set of John by himself, on guitar and piano. Now it’s time for his band to come back... Read more »

John Lennon in Concert 2014- Part 1

  I noticed that Ringo Starr and his All-Starr band is touring again. He’s on the road regularly and it’s a pretty entertaining show. Past members of his band have included Joe Walsh, Levon Helm and Clarence Clemons. Another former Beatle tours regularly. You may have heard of Paul McCartney. He puts on a terrific show.... Read more »

Beatles Trivia

 With this Sunday finally being the date of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, I thought I’d start the weekend a little early and warm things up with some Beatles trivia. Most are easy questions…at least for me….and the answers will be at the bottom. NO CHEATING!! Let’s roll… 1.... Read more »

A Day In The Life- John Lennon

The date was November 28, 1974. The place is Madison Square Garden, in New York City. On stage is Elton John.   His career is at its peak. Numerous hit singles and best selling albums. Spectacular stage show. Fantastic band. Elton, at this time is the biggest star in the popular music world. It can’t get... Read more »

McCartney 2014

 I was looking at  Rolling Stones list of top albums for last year and sitting in the number 4 spot was “New” by Paul McCartney. Easily the highest ranked album by an artist from my generation.   For this record, McCartney decided he wanted a more upbeat and younger sound. To get that he used... Read more »

The Life and Death of John Lennon

It was around this time, thirty-three year ago tonight that John Lennon was shot and killed. He and his wife, Yoko Ono were coming home when he was shot by Mark David Chapman.  It’s hard to explain what Lennon has meant to my life. Whenever I write a piece that has to do with music,... Read more »

John Lennon Through The Years

Pre-Beatles. Lennon with his first wife, Cynthia.
Today would have been John Lennon’s 73 birthday. We take a look at his life and career through pictures.
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