So, I’m down to the last hour or so before what would’ve been John Lennon’s 70th birthday. The event has been well publicized over the last couple days, (even Google came up with a way to commemorate the event), and Capitoll/EMI has re-released John Lennon’s post-Beatles work in an array of formats, both original and compiled.
With the addition of last year’s Beatles’ reissues, this latest “onslaught of Lennon” sums up the entirety of the man’s work. Realizing that this work has been written about, discussed and reconsidered countless times since his death in 1980, Lennon has been somewhat of an obsession for me over the last year, having just finished Philip Norman’s John Lennon: A Life and then the research that went into last year’s three-part “Revolution 9.9.9” series.
So, for the month of October, I’ll be writing about the new reissues and the compilations, doing my best to honor and analyze the last century’s most widely respected and well-known songwriter.
I dub thee “Lennon 7.0.” Hopefully, you enjoy.
In the meantime, the video seems appropriate.
Also, if you're interested, you can find last year's Beatles coverage at the following links:
Introduction and Part 1 — From Beatlemania...
Part 2 — George Martin Joins The Band...
Part 3 — "And in the end..."
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