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On the fiftieth anniversary of John Lennon's album "Imagine", the good and bad

Imagine there’s no heavenIt’s easy if you tryNo hell below usAbove us, only sky September 9, 1971. John Lennon’s second solo/post-Beatles album “Imagine” is released. It’s highlighted by the title track, which immediately became an anti-war anthem. Fifty years later, it remains an iconic part of Lennon’s solo catalog of work, However, there’s more to... Read more »

John Lennon showed that when it comes it treating mental health issues, it's easy to be kind

Anxiety. Depression. Mood disorders. Those are just three of the types of mental health issues. People suffering from them show signs of excessive paranoia, sadness, changes in moods, and social withdrawal. Issues with mental health played out on big stages in the last few months, especially in the world of sports. Tennis star, Naomi Osaka... Read more »

The Last Days of John Lennon: Just another Beatles book

The Last Days of John Lennon: Just another Beatles book
In 2015, I was thinking of writing a book. I told a friend this and he asked, “What’s it going to be about? The Beatles?”  I responded snarkily, “Yeah, because a thousand of them aren’t enough. The world needs another book about The Beatles.”  You can be snarky and true at the same time. It’s hard to... Read more »
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On the anniversary of his death, a look at the life of George Harrison

George as a young child.
From 1964 to 1970, he was one of the four most popular musicians in the world. He didn’t write or sing many of their songs, but you could hear his instrument on every single tune. He very rarely was out in front when on stage performing, but the band wouldn’t have been the same without... Read more »

What do you remember about John Lennon?

What do you remember about John Lennon?
Do you remember the first time you heard John Lennon? It was January of 1964. I heard “I Want To Hold Your Hand ” on WLS-Radio in Chicago. It was a life-changing moment. Do you remember the first time you saw John Lennon? It was February 9, 1964. The Beatles made their first appearance on... Read more »

Elton John and his outrageous costumes

Nice glasses. The feathers at the shoulders are a nice touch.
Elton John is on the final tour of his career. It’s going to last three years, so don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of chances to see him one last time. This weekend were supposedly his final shows in the Chicago area. His outfits were low key compared to what he used to wear on the... Read more »
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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 »
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