Thursday, April 23, 2009
Jango Song Of The Day-John Lennon
Album:The John Lennon Collection
Of course John Lennon was a legend of music based solely on his Beatles output. His solo music was somewhat inconsistent but there's no question that if he hadn't been murdered he'd still be performing today and he'd still be a legend. He was born Oct. 9, 1940 in Liverpool, England. The Beatles split up in 1968 mostly due to personal conflicts. Lennon's new wife Yoko Ono was a big part of the problem. She was very influential on his post-Beatles output. Lennon's music with the Plastic Ono Band didn't sell anywhere near as well as it should have. Lennon was getting more press for his political protests than his music. He rebounded with the classic Imagine in 1971 but his 1972 album Sometime In New York City was universally panned. He split up with Yoko and moved to Los Angeles and partied hard. Meanwhile he was undergoing a deportation hearing. Elton John got him back together with Yoko. He didn't get deported. He moved back to New York and settled into domestic bliss with Yoko and his new son Sean. His mid-70s music was inconsistent at best and included an oldies album. The 1980 album Double Fantasy and the hit Woman signaled a return to form for Lennon. Of course the problem with Double Fantasy is half the songs have Yoko Ono's horrible screeching. So I suggest this John Lennon Collection comp which was released in an expanded version in 1989. It's got all his hits on one CD. Of course we all know that John Lennon was murdered on Dec. 8, 1980 in New York City by a lunatic I refuse to mention. I went to the El Mocambo in Toronto the next night to see The Persuasions and Jerry Lawson paid tribute to Lennon with a stirring version of Let It Be. John Lennon is still missed today. Here's the video for Woman by John Lennon.
John Lennon - Woman