John Lennon

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – October 1972 (Volume 4, Number 5)  

By Steve Crawford | May 19, 2022

We leap ahead almost a year

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 4-23-21 – 4-30-21 John Lennon’s “Plastic Ono Band (The Ultimate Collection)” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 23, 2021

Lennon at the heat and heart

The Death Of Phil Spector: A Terrible Man Who Made Amazing Music

By Alyson Camus | January 18, 2021

‘He was a brilliant producer, but a lousy husband’

David Bowie Covers Bob Dylan and John Lennon In Celebration of his 74th Birthday If

By Iman Lababedi | January 10, 2021

LET HIM IN, LET HIM IN 

A Search For An Anthem For 2020: 45 Songs To Describe This Year

By Alyson Camus | January 1, 2021

it’s a year difficult to define by one single mood

A rock nyc Christmas Playlist #4 – John Lennon And Yoko Ono’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 24, 2020

a better world… if we want it

Paul McCartney: Ask Me Anything

By Alyson Camus | December 23, 2020

‘It was a perfect way to spend lockdown. It made me do Rockdown!’

The Earliest Bird: Top Release October 9th, 2020, John Lennon’s ” Gimme Some Truth. The Ultimate Mixes” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 9, 2020

80IF

Going Steady: New Singles 9-4-20 – 9-10-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 7, 2020

the envy at the heart of violence

Who Would Be Canceled Today?

By Alyson Camus | August 14, 2020

Can I safely say all of them?

People’s Perception Of Art And Artists Is Evolving For The Worse

By Alyson Camus | July 7, 2020

It’s all about staying in a safe place, on a safe subject

Processed Vocals? Don’t Ask Me How Much I Dislike Them In Current Hip Hop/Pop

By Alyson Camus | April 25, 2020

Why are they all doing this?

John Lennon: Not A Fan Of Seeing Bands On Stage…

By Iman Lababedi | February 5, 2020

I wasn’t that mad on seeing the artist live

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 170 to 161

By Steve Crawford | September 11, 2019

it didn’t work out that way

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 370 to 361

By Steve Crawford | July 3, 2019

“Most peculiar, mama…ROLL!”

Halloween Rockin’ Fun! Happy Birthday John Lennon!

By admin | October 9, 2018

Luminous Lennon

The Early Bird: Top New Releases 9-7-18 – 9-13-18

By Iman Lababedi | September 7, 2018

a joy

1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1960s – 300 to 291

By Steve Crawford | June 15, 2018

“We’re putting the word ‘peace’ on the front page of the paper next to all the words about war.”

The Ultimate John Lennon Playlist From An Ultimate John Lennon Fan Part Three

By Iman Lababedi | December 23, 2017

John Lennon lost in time, lost to us

The Ultimate John Lennon Playlist From An Ultimate John Lennon Fan Part Two

By Iman Lababedi | December 12, 2017

The world here is post-apocalyptic

The Ultimate John Lennon Playlist From An Ultimate John Lennon Fan Part One

By Iman Lababedi | December 3, 2017

My favorite Beatles releases are the first three UK albums

Yoko Ono Has Received Songwriting Credits For ‘Imagine’?

By Alyson Camus | June 19, 2017

because of her influence and inspiration on it

French Comics Artist Gotlib Was A Music Lover

By Alyson Camus | December 5, 2016

published by the French music magazine ‘Rock et Folk’

A Man Finds A John Lennon Letter In A Record Sleeve

By Alyson Camus | October 31, 2016

‘I am returning this MBE in protest against Britain’s involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing’

No, McCartney Is Not Lennon’s Equal

By Iman Lababedi | August 31, 2016

McCartney should have given the revisionism a rest

Sold: A Shirt Stained With John Lennon’s Blood

By Alyson Camus | June 30, 2016

‘Some people might be appalled but it’s a piece of history’

Turf Wars At Strawberry Fields In Central Park

By admin | June 1, 2016

Keeping the musicians in line

Oldies But Goldies: John Lennon Live In Concert, Part Two

By Iman Lababedi | May 13, 2016

The band hugs like brothers

Oldies But Goldies: John Lennon Live In Concert, Part One

By Mike Nessing | May 12, 2016

in which Doris gets her oats… again

Mothers

By Iman Lababedi | May 8, 2016

This is why Lennon is a genius

A Lock Of John Lennon’s hair was sold for $35,000 in Dallas

By Alyson Camus | February 21, 2016

Lennon got a haircut before he started filming ‘How I Won the War’, a dark comedy directed by Richard Lester and telling the adventures of British troops led by an inept commander.

Let’s Keep Real With The Bowie Pictures Please!

By Alyson Camus | January 13, 2016

couldn’t she have used a better picture? I mean by that not a photoshopped one?

The Big Huerta Imagines

By Edward Huerta | December 8, 2015

I took a picture of the screen with my camera and I tried to capture the still. I think I got his nose

BBC Andy Peebles Speaks About Yoko Ono’s Dark Side

By Alyson Camus | November 30, 2015

‘It was obvious to me that John’s murder was working to her advantage,’ Peebles says.

A John Lennon Guitar Sold For $2.41 Million On Saturday In Beverly Hills

By Alyson Camus | November 8, 2015

Lennon had bought the instrument in a Liverpool music shop in 1962 and he used it to record or write famous Beatles songs such as ‘PS I Love You’, ‘Love Me Do’, ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ and ‘All My Loving’…

John Potash‘s ‘Drugs as Weapons Against Us’ At La Luz De Jesus, Sunday October 25th 2015

By Alyson Camus | October 26, 2015

Potash did an impressive amount of research, his 400-page book is riddled with characters and meticulous references, and his lecture was a very disturbing report filled with pictures of musicians in company of high-ranked CIA agents, army reserve colonels… Did you ever wonder why there was a colonel Parker in every photo showing Elvis Presley after he served the army?

10 Songs: Friday, October 9th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | October 9, 2015

Imagine – John Lennon – Nothing lasts forever except for this ode to nothingness, a dream of unity made poignant, if that is possible, by his murder at the age of 40, on this what would have been his 75th birthday – A+

Bono And Yoko Celebrate Lennon’s Green Card Day At Ellis Island

By Alyson Camus | July 31, 2015

‘He didn’t sail across the Atlantic in an ocean liner or a yellow submarine. He didn’t come in on a third-class ticket looking for a job in Hell’s Kitchen. He didn’t climb up out of steerage with all his potatoes in a single suitcase. But John Lennon was an immigrant all the same.’

Some Thoughts On John Lennon’s “Walls And Bridges”

By Iman Lababedi | May 22, 2015

The songs don’t quite interlock, but still they connect to the myth and then back away from it, it is Lennon as careerist and perhaps this is the one album you can really compare to mid-period McCartney. Say McCartney’s Pipes Of Peace and, yes I know I’m biased, but Lennon’s genius shines through: it is important stuff despite its intentions in ways Macca isn’t.

Oldies But Goldies: An Imaginary John Lennon Concert Reviewed (from 2009!)

By Iman Lababedi | May 18, 2015

At the birth of rock nyc Helen Bach, Mike Nessing, and I did a lotta hi-jinx we don’t do now. Sometimes we would do 30 posts in a day. For awhile we wrote reviews of imaginary concerts. Here is a Lennon one from 2009, because everytime I put my finger on Walls And Bridges, it slips away

McCartney Compares West To Lennon, Starts An Outcry

By Alyson Camus | May 3, 2015

‘My mum came to me in a dream when she’d died years previously. I was in a bit of a state – it was the Sixties and I was overdoing it. In the dream she said, ‘Don’t worry it’s all going to be fine, just let it be.’ And I woke up and thought, ‘Woah’ and wrote the song.’ And this moving story really inspired Kanye, who said, ‘I’m going to write a song with my mum.’ Macca sat at the piano and they wrote ‘Only One’.

Some Crazy Conspiracy About Lennon’s Murder

By Alyson Camus | April 9, 2015

Lennon was not killed by Mark David Chapman as everyone thinks, but by bestseller author Stephen King, who was actually backed up by Nixon and Reagan. To be honest, it’s not the first time I hear about a government conspiracy related to Lennon’s murder, but what does King have to do with all this?

Rock Stars And Their Famous Children

By Iman Lababedi | April 3, 2015

One of the saddest days in the year for me are Father’s Day, it is the one where it becomes clear that I have no children and nieces and nephew aren’t a substitute. It is a day dreamy concern (I don’t like the responsibility of a woman or a cat so it would be a form of hell…) but when you hear songs like this it triggers something. Less the urge to continue the Iman line and much more the urge to be loved

Living Like Jim Irsay

By Dick Destiny | March 10, 2015

The negotiations for Lennon’s old guitar were complicated, it was said. The owner was a crusty old cob who knew the great value of his one prized possession. It took 15 back-and-forth exchanges, like the highest-stakes ping-pong match, to arrive at the final figure.

A Few Songs Celebrating Blasphemy To Honor Charlie Hebdo Victims

By Alyson Camus | January 9, 2015

These artists died to defend our rights to speak against anything, to be able to criticize anything, even religion. Having the right to discuss and criticize any opinions is an essential human emancipation

The A+ List Christmas 2014

By Iman Lababedi | December 19, 2014

What I am claiming, about all three songs, is they are death songs. It dreams of something that doesn’t exist and then ties the dream to our death. Good? More. Brilliant because it is instant nostalgia, we are missing what we are hearing, and dreaming of it happening as it happens.

Lennon Reaches Spotify: 74 If

By Iman Lababedi | October 12, 2014

Really, if that was all he had ever ever done, forget the Beatles, and forget Plastic Ono Band, or just being Lennon, if all there ever was was “Imagine” and “Give Peace A Chance” his position would be unassailable, unreachable

10 Songs: Sunday, October 12th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | October 12, 2014

Now that Lennon is (mostly) on spotify we can look at all his albums and songs and stuff and thing: there should be so much more. what is worth noting for this song, and indeed all of the final period of his career, is that his songs improved with the right production. Stripped down they don’t hit so hard – A+

Not With The Band: Is Music Ability In The 4th Finger?

By Alyson Camus | September 9, 2014

people have noticed that many musicians have a long ring finger, and hand casts of Anton Rubinstein, Beethoven and Franz Listz have effectively revealed a long ring finger in both hands. This has been studied by professor John Manning of the Liverpool University, who compared the index finger (second one) to the ring finge

Our Thanks To Dead Rock Stars

By Iman Lababedi | September 5, 2014

You know that old song “Love is all around”? Well, the truth is what’s always is all around is death and it intrudes on your life and knocks on the door and is in permanent residence. You can ignore or or you can embrace it but you won’t see it coming and have no doubt it is coming for you.