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New and Improved Beatles!
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Electric Würms - Fixing A Hole

The Flaming Lips 2014 - With a Little Help From My Fwends, a full-album cover of the Beatles' 1967 classic Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Guest list for Flaming Lips’ “Sgt. Pepper” tribute includes:

My Morning Jacket
Dinosaur Jr. main man J. Masci
retro-rockers Dr. Dog, rapper Chuck Inglish
lo-fi psych-rocker Morgan Delt
Tegan and Sara
Moby and Miley Cyrus

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Paul McCartney - Junk
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John Lennon Some time in New York
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Originally posted by pigshitpoet at John Lennon Some time in New York
The low point in Lennon's career would be this travesty of blatant plagiarism of the Mothers of Invention in 1971 live at the Filmore East...

In Frank Zappa's own words; King Kong vs John Lennon


Jamrag a strange phenomenon..
King Kong- Frank Zappa and the Mothers Feat. John Lennon and Yoko Ono- Fillmore East 1971


as published on Some time in New York City
Jamrag - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (Remastered 2010)


John's seventh "solo" album release, and first double album Some time in New York City
Record One was credited to John and Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with Elephants Memory and Invisible Strings.
Record Two was credited to John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with The Mothers of Invention and star studded cast of thousands !!

The first thing to mention is that the album is called "Some Time In New York City" and NOT "Sometime In New York City".

This double album was frustratingly released in America THREE MONTHS before here in the U.K. which meant that import copies were appearing before it`s release, which then means lower sales figures are achieved here. The reason for the delay was again copyright problems with Yoko's name appearing as co-writer on some songs. Northern Songs refused to acknowledge this claim.
Also the album was meant to be a single album WITH a FREE bonus album of the "Live Jam", but as usual, it was assigned a catalogue number pushing it into a higher retail price bracket.

Record One was recorded between 1st March and 20th March 1972 in New York with John and Yoko and Phil Spector producing.
As well as the tracks for record one, a number of unreleased tracks are also recorded with Elephants Memory which are :
"Don't Be Cruel", "Hound Dog", "Send Me Some Lovin", "Roll Over Beethoven", "Whole Lotta Shakin Going On", "It'll Be Me", "Not Fade Away", "Ain't That A Shame", and "Caribbean".
Elephants Memory were a New York rock band who were best known at the time for their musical contribution to the 1969 movie "Midnight Cowboy" which starred Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight (George once owned a car previously owned by Jon Voight).

Record two details are listed below with the tracklisting.

The album cover is designed to look like a newspaper, and along with the lyrics has a few political statements too.
The face in the apple top left is Phil Spector, and underneath the picture it says, "To know him is to love him".
On the rear it says, "This album was completed on March 20th 1972, our third wedding anniversary".
Sleeve concept was by John and Yoko and realized by Al Steckler.
The sleeve design was by Michael Gross.
The record labels do not feature an Apple, but have the John and Yoko "merging heads" design.
The double album also came with a postcard of the Statue of Liberty and a petition about John's expulsion from the U.S. (not included in the American release).
CREDITS:
Personnel :
John - Lead Vocal, guitar
Yoko - Vocals, drums
Jim Keltner - Drums, percussion
Elephants Memory
Stan Bronstein - Saxophone, flute
Richard Frank Jr. - Drums, percussion
Gary Van Scyoc - Bass
Adam Ippolito - Piano, organ
Wayne 'Tex' Gabriel - Guitar
John Las Bosca - piano (on "Born In A Prison")

"Is he being himself (John Lennon) or a copy of himself being Irish?" - Robert Anton Wilson

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This One's for New York, the city that Sleeps with the Fishes..
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Since Hurricaine Sandy hit NYC earlier this week, much of New York is in 911, the second biggest emergency in a decade. We're All Water - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (Remastered 2010) Some Time In New York City...


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Portada el John Lennon & Yoko Ono

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The Last Television Show
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Possibly the last television interview with John Lennon - Tomorrow

"Let Him Be" ~ John Lennon Movie
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Is John Lennon Still Alive?
“Let Him Be” the movie

“Lennon was the only rock star to give our generation a true conscience about social and humanitarian issues. Dylan came close and it was never Presley’s style,” says Writer and Director of “Let Him Be”, Peter McNamee.


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John Lennon Visits Himself Live At 40th Anniversary Of Montreal Bed-In For Peace
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"All we are saying is give suspension of disbelief a chance" (Vancouver I.F.F.). Colour, Digibeta video. 82 mins.

Listen to What Might Have Been : Mark Staycer Lennon Lookalike

A long-time Beatles & music memorabilia collector/historian, Mark's portrayal of John Lennon has been called "spot on" by dedicated fans as well as those who knew John. His authentic singing style and Liverpulian accent receive the "thumb's up" from the likes of George Harrison's sister Louise, English guitar afficianado Sir John Pearse & Shea Stadium concert promoter Sid Bernstein. Mark plays and uncanny likeness of Lennon in the recent movie Let Him Be
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Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp
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Happy Valentine!

Sean + Charlotte = free love on the internet. Featured songs: Lali Puna - Remember, Best Coast - Wish He Was You. Melodies on Acoustic Sessions don’t do justice to the words, which win with winking similes and blunt surrealism without sounding like Lennon pressed “COPY” on one of dad’s old lyric sheets. In singing “Wake me in a thousand years / When computers can shed tears” on “Dark Matter”, he comes off like a sign-wielding Angryman who wants to go back to a world that doesn’t exist anymore. Anyone who’s been through a nasty breakup has felt the same way, being the only one blind to how everything’s changed forever. And in describing the duty of “walking around in another man’s shoes” on “Rainbows in Gasoline”, it’s hard not to think of you-know-who. Meanwhile, “Dark Matter” is simply beautiful, with Charlotte’s rare declarations punctuated by sharp finger licks. And only the most foolish of humans should bother resisting that insidious melody on “Jardin Du Luxembourg”. Aside from those moments, poised to lodge themselves firmly in any skull, Lennon’s fingers are too skittish on the frets to land on something good for long. - source: pop matters

I guess that if your name is Lennon then is probably your destiny to end up with some totally annoying woman! Sean Taro Ono Lennon (小野 太郎 Ono Tarō?, born October 9, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, guitarist and actor. He is the only child of John Lennon and Yoko Ono and the younger half-brother of Julian Lennon. His godfather is Sir Elton (I am not your father...) John. Why can't he swing like Bernie Taupin?

GOASTT perform Lullaby in live concert at Troubadour in Hollywood, California on 01/23/2011. Lennon and Muhl recorded under the moniker The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, a name as whimsical as the nine songs that make up their new album The Acoustic Sessions "...which hums along with pseudo (sic mine) ’60s pop and psychedelia influences, the obvious and intimate by-product of a classic (sic mine) couple hopelessly in love, inspired by late-night bouts of songwriting and watching the sun rise as they finally wrapped up a recording session at 5 in the morning." - said some one who was most likely paid to say it..

Dark Matter from their album "Acoustic Sessions"


Oh, did I say GOASTT? I meant GoOAT. Ba-a-a-ad...
"It feels slightly sexist to say the influential girlfriend dragged him down, but Lennon just seems blasé here", like his Ono!! father before him. -- pm

Lame game for the sake of a name...


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Menlove Avenue ~ Aunt Mimi
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251 Menlove Avenue, named "Mendips", was the childhood home of John Lennon, a 1930s semi-detached property in Woolton, South Liverpool, England belonged to Lennon's Aunt Mimi and her husband George Smith who took John in at the age of five, after his mother, who was living with her boyfriend, was persuaded that it would be better for Mimi and George to take care of him. He remained at Mendips until mid-1963, when he was 22 years old.

Mendips, Lennon's childhood home. The blue plaque was added as part of the English Heritage scheme. Lennon was born during an air raid on 9 October 1940. His father, Alfred "Freddie" Lennon, was a merchant seaman and only fitfully present during his son's childhood. When he returned to Julia in 1944 after a long absence, she was pregnant by another man. It was Mimi who complained to the social services that her sister was unfit to look after the young boy, an intervention that began the sisters' long battle for John's affections. - source: wikipedia


Sir John Winston Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980)


Sam Taylor-Wood's film, Nowhere Boy, paints John Lennon's formative years in the broadest of brush strokes. He is a troubled but gifted teenager caught between two women, two worlds. His mother, Julia, is working-class, wild-spirited and mostly absent, and his aunt, Mimi Smith, is respectable, strict and domineeringly present. Julia loved Lonnie Donegan; Mimi listened to Tchaikovsky. In Lennon's case, nature triumphed over nurture.
John Lennon, the young rebel

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You Got To Serve Yourself - Lennon Dylan
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This infamous acoustic version of 'Serve Yourself' first surfaced in the collector community around 1985 after Albert Goldman began to hand out copies of it (from a copy of the Bermuda demos he had received from Fred Seaman) to some of the persons he interviewed for his biography, and was soon bootlegged. It appears that the ending has been patched from a second generation, possibly offline overdubbed tape on the official Anthology release; it's not clear why the master couldn't be used throughout. The bootleg appearance on Your Daddy's Here doesn't solve the mystery, as the majority of the track has there been copied from Anthology — the very end and beginning are, however, very slightly longer and from a tape source. Bag's vinyl bootleg Yin Yang has an even longer, otherwise unavailable introduction.

I wish these f'n youtubers wouldn't portray these songs so literal..
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How It Coulda Been Done ala Clash & Poor Joe Strummer, If They Were Back in the USSR, Land of OZ
(They're all dead or washed up at a very nearly age)

Cover from 'The OZ'* debut album 'Punk-opera Lennon Punk Revolution' which is generally based on unique punk-remakes of John Lennon political and rare songs!
And don't miss the OZ videos for God and Jealous guy at Youtube

In Rock n Roll Russia Only The Good Die Young...
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