Sunday, 15 January 2012 18:28

John Lennon - The Missing Tapes

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While it’s somewhat incongruous to imagine a Beatle aged 70, 2010 indeed marks the seven decades since John Winston Ono Lennon first saw daylight. Things have already got off to a quick start; Sam Taylor-Wood’s critically applauded “Nowhere Boy” has done brisk business in these first few days of the year, while a host of documentaries will no doubt emerge on and around October 9th to celebrate Lennon’s auspicious birthday. To all intents and purposes, “Nowhere Boy” was a smart move, with Lennon’s childhood undeniably the only element of his life not entirely dissected over the years.
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Sunday, 15 January 2012 18:19

Lennon Lives On – Sean Lennon

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Sean Lennon is the most underrated musical talent on the planet. I never liked his first album, so when I was down seeing Noiselab  2007 in Mexico and this beautiful sad/happy music came on I asked who it was. When I heard it was Sean I had to re-evaluate my opinion.
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Sunday, 15 January 2012 16:52

ELO - The band the Beatles could have been

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When the Beatles broke up in 1970, the world suffered one mighty post-traumatic stress disorder and an even worse case of separation anxiety (that continues to this day). The Beatles broke up! Oh no! Nevertheless, the search for "the new Beatles" was on. The Beatles, as a band, are irreplaceable, but it never stopped contenders reaching for their throne.
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John Lennon, an English rock musician was a singer, song writer as well as an actor who became famous as one of the founding members of The Beatles. Some of his most famous solo hits were songs such as Imagine and Give Peace a Chance. This article is about Lennon’s relationship with May Pang, his one time assistant. John later termed this relationship with Pang as his Lost Weekend.

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Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:05

Revolver- A Classic Beatles' Album

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© Words Alan McGee

I was driving to London recently from Wales with my daughter. As is usual these days she was hooked into her i pod world. And while sound splashed into her ears there was silence in the rest of the car as I stared eastward willing London ever closer. She suddenly began to sing.
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Sunday, 15 January 2012 12:42

Chris Grant – Face to Face

 
 
/chris grant the grants matteo sedazzari zani 4.j“Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
We're finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drumming,
Four dead in Ohio.”

‘Ohio’ Neil Young

Thus go the lyrics of a song released by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in June 1970. A song which pays reference  to the Kent State University shootings on 4th May 1970 in which the Ohio National Guard killed four students and wounded nine others during a students protest against Nixon’s invasion of Cambodia. Some major Radio Stations in the US banned the song upon it’s release, since the song attacked Nixon’s Presidency, and perhaps was the first record to
 publicly slate a US president.
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ZANI – What type of music were you and Mods generally listening to?

John Hellier -  Mods in the 60s listened and danced to mainly Black American artistes. At the time that was seen as the real thing, it was fairly snobbish really. British bands in the main got their material from this source and even the early Beatles and Stones records are peppered with covers of American R&B classics. Very early Motown (pre- Supremes, Four Tops) records were particularly desirable to Mods, things like “Money” by Barrett Strong, “Shop Around” by the Miracles,
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Thursday, 29 December 2011 15:11

John Lennon – Remembers The Great Man

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All You Need Is love maybe the greatest lyric ever, No one you can save that can't be saved.
© Words Alan McGee
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Forty years ago this month, the world awoke to news of one of the most bizarre series of murders ever committed. In Los Angeles on August 9th 1969, actress Sharon Tate and four of her house guests were found butchered with such ferocity their bodies were barely recognisable. Written in Tate's blood on the door of her Hollywood residence was the inscription, "Pig".
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Wednesday, 21 December 2011 20:21

The "F" word - In Pop Songs (1966 -1978)

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Theatre and film critic Kenneth Tynan was a well respected if not rather cynical reviewer who was invited to participate in a debate on the BBC's late-night satirical show BBC-3 on 13 November 1965. The panel were asked whether they would allow a play to be staged in which sexual intercourse was represented on the stage. Tynan replied , “Well, I think so, certainly.  I doubt if there are any rational people to whom the word 'fuck' would be particularly diabolical, revolting or totally forbidden. I think that anything which can be printed or said can also be seen." This was the first time the word "fuck" had been spoken on British television and for a time it made him the most notorious man in the country.
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