In Respect Of The Legacy John Lennon Gave The World ~~rip~~

 

Biography:

Out of all the Beatles, John Lennon had the most interesting -- and frustrating -- solo career. Lennon was capable of inspired, brutally honest confessional songwriting and melodic songcraft; he also had a tendency to rest on his laurels, churning out straight-ahead rock & roll without much care. But the extremes, both in his music and his life, were what made him fascinating. Where Paul McCartney was content to be a rock star, Lennon dabbled in everything from revolutionary politics to the television talk-show circuit during the early '70s. After releasing a pair of acclaimed albums, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, in the early '70s, Lennon sunk into an infamous "lost weekend" where his musical output was decidedly uneven and his public behavior was often embarrassing. Halfway through the decade, he sobered up and retired from performing to become a house-husband and father. In 1980, he launched a comeback with his wife Yoko Ono, releasing the duet album Double Fantasy that fall. Just as his career was on an upswing, Lennon was tragically assassinated outside of his New York apartment building in December of 1980. He left behind an enormous legacy, not only as a musician, but as a writer, actor and activist.

Considering the magnitude of his achievements with the Beatles, Lennon's solo career is relatively overlooked. Even during the height of Beatlemania, Lennon began exploring outside of the group. In 1964, he published a collection of his writings called In His Own Write, which was followed in 1965 by A Spaniard in the Works, and in 1966, he appeared in **** Lester's comedy How I Won the War. He didn't pursue a musical career outside of the group until 1968, when he recorded the experimental noise collage Unfinished Music, No. 1: Two Virgins with his new lover, avant-garde artist Yoko Ono. Two Virgins caused considerable controversy, both because of its content and its cover art, which featured a nude photograph of Lennon and Ono. The couple married in Gibraltar in March 20, 1969. For their honeymoon, the pair staged the first of many political demonstrations with their "Bed-In for Peace" at the Amsterdam Hilton. Several months later, the avant-garde records Unfinished Music, No. 2: Life With the Lions and The Wedding Album were released, as was the single "Give Peace a Chance," which was recorded during the Bed-In. During September of 1969, Lennon returned to live performances with a concert at a Toronto rock & roll festival. He was supported by the Plastic Ono Band, which featured Ono, guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Klaus Voormann and drummer Alan White. The following month, Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band released "Cold Turkey," which was about his battle with heroin addiction. When the single failed to make the Top Ten in Britain and America, Lennon sent his MBE back to the Queen, protesting Britain's involvement in Biafra, America's involvement in Vietnam and the poor chart performance of "Cold Turkey."

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A very short list of John Lennon Songs:



 

Love Me Do

John Lennon


Twist and Shout

John Lennon


She Loves You

John Lennon



I Want to Hold Your Hand [DVD]

John Lennon



 
Please Please Me

John Lennon

 

Hard Days Night [DVD]

John Lennon

1/13/2009

 


Baby's in Black 


 


Help!

John Lennon




Nowhere Man

John Lennon



 
Strawberry Fields Forever

John Lennon




Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds


John Lennon


 





I Am the Walrus

John Lennon




Come Together

John Lennon



 
Across the Universe
John Lennon




Imagine

John Lennon




(Just Like) Starting Over

John Lennon




Jealous Guy

John Lennon





Woman

John Lennon


 

Mother

John Lennon




Whatever Gets You Thru the Night

John Lennon



#9 Dream

John Lennon





Oh Yoko!

John Lennon



 
Working Class Hero

 

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3 Responses Mar 9, 2010

A little anecdote about John Lennon-He and Yoko came back to Montreal a few years later and stayed at the same room where they had their bed in. By that time I worked for the phone company as a long distance operator. Mr. Lennon placed a long distance call and the poor girl who answered him fainted dead away when he identified himself. There was a flurry of supervisors around her, some to help the girl, the others to make sure that his call went through. When the poor girl came to, she was sorely disappointed at having missed her chance to talk to the great man!

I was 15 back then so my memory is (and was) quite clear. The Queen Elizabeth(as in Queen of England) was the classiest hotel in Montreal at the time. Tommy Smothers was there which to me(at the time) was more interesting than John and Yoko, but what does a 15 year old know!

I still remember the media uproar here when John and Yoko held a bed in at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in 1969.