John Lennon

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.

997 Essential Songs from the 1970s

By Steve Crawford | August 26, 2014

wW here at rock nyc know the 1970s were the greatest decade in rock and roll history topped by punk and disco at the end but if you don’t believe us check out Steve Crawford’s 997 best songs of the decade. Though we will pass on “The Cover Of The Rolling Stone”,

“Imagine The Band,” A Mashup From Hell

By Helen Bach | April 23, 2014

The video helps of course, to take the edge off of it all but it not only is simply bad- its confusing. Since your brain can clearly point out the two songs it almost feels like you have too many windows open on your computer. There is no binding factor.

“You Might Well Arsk” John Lennons Art At Sothebys

By Helen Bach | April 3, 2014

When you are a legend like John Lennon people are willing to sell a kidney to own a piece of you and so it goes as poshy auction house Sotheby dusts off original art, puts it on an easel and waits for the offers to roll in

"Mr Peabody And Sherman" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 9, 2014

I could have done without the montage of Sherman’s pre-8 years old childhood to Lennon’s “Beautiful Boy” (which probably cost them more bucks than all the voice talent in the movie combined) but the end result was a movie that honors at least some of the spirit of Ward and will make for a late Sunday afternoon HBO treat for years to come.

John Lennon And Me

By Iman Lababedi | December 26, 2013

When you get past his agitprop and get closer to the pan-humanism of Imagine and Mind Games, this is what you find. The heart of Lennon, of Double Fantasy, is placing the love of one on an equal footing with the love of the many. Seeing one as part of the other.

How Would Your Favorite Eternally Young Dead Rock Stars Look Today?

By Alyson Camus | November 22, 2013

Sachs Media Group, in collaboration with photo restoration and manipulation company Phojoe, has published a series of portraits of musicians who died young, trying to figure out how they would have aged. And the results are quite realistic

John Lennon's Class Detention Sheets For Sale: 'Just Had No Interest Whatsoever'!

By Alyson Camus | November 12, 2013

The pages come from a class detention book that was rescued from a bonfire by a teacher who spotted the name Lennon at the top of some of these pages!

Elliott Smith, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain: How They Died Mattered

By Iman Lababedi | November 1, 2013

Justice always matters but past the question of the LAPD either investigating or closing the file on Elliott, or punishing wrongdoers if indeed there are any, what does it matter whether Smith jumped or was pushed?

Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 10-9-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 9, 2013

Watching The Wheels – John Lennon – This songs as a signpost and it reads the future of a great songwriter, able to turn the most personal aspects of his life and politics into a share . This is the acoustic demo featured on the end credits of “Funny People” – A

Interactive John Lennon Bermuda Tapes App

By Helen Bach | September 28, 2013

There is also an interactive element to the app in which the user can visit a disco. A freakin disco? We all know John was big in the dance scene so that makes perfect sense. I just find the entire project disturbing on every level. Even the charity aspect cannot lessen the sour on this one