Tag: John Lennon

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 »

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 »

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 »
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