Category: Beatle John

New Jersey Man Who Took Last Photo of John Lennon Recalls Tragedy

By Anthony G. Attrino | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com On Dec. 8, 1980, Paul Goresh crossed paths with Mark David Chapman, murderer of ex-Beatle John Lennon. Goresh traveled with his Minolta XG1 camera hours before the murder from his...

/ January 18, 2018

The Delights of Parsing the Beatles’ Most Nonsensical Song

from The Atlantic   Released 50 years ago, “I Am the Walrus” is endlessly analyzable, and yet somehow analysis-proof.   “It seems very pretty,” she said when she had finished it, “but it’s rather hard to understand!” (You see she didn’t...

/ November 25, 2017

Jimmy Webb on John Lennon’s Lost Weekend, Writing for Frank Sinatra

from Rolling Stone Magazine (online) During the late Sixties and early Seventies, Jimmy Webb was arguably the most successful mainstream songwriter alive, churning out sweeping, richly orchestrated hits for Glen Campbell, Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra, among others. Yet while...

/ April 20, 2017

18 Beatles Songs That John Lennon Totally Hated

1. “A Taste of Honey” Lennon thought the Bobby Scott/Rick Marlow song was too old-fashioned and spitefully called it “A Waste of Money.” 2. “It’s Only Love” “That’s the one song I really hate of mine,” he told Hit Parader in 1972. “Terrible lyric.”...

/ January 27, 2017

Yoko Ono Didn’t Break Up The Beatles, John Lennon Did

Rooting through record bins one day at the late, great Central Records in Cambridge, Mass., I came upon a stash of Yoko Ono albums and asked the sagely aging raver behind the counter what they were like. Were they song-based records or...

/ November 17, 2016

This Letter From John Lennon Shows His Real Feelings About Paul McCartney

The nasty 1971 message makes it obvious why The Beatles didn’t last. The early 1970s were a tough time in the lives of The Beatles. The band had dissolved among growing tensions between the musicians, and in 1970 they decided...

/ November 15, 2016