John Lennon interview audio

Capitol Records - 1967

John Lennon: The Gibberish At The End Of I Am the Walrus

This week in 1967, The Beatles “I Am the Walrus” was recorded over several sessions at Abbey Road studios.  Included in the Magical Mystery Tour, it became the group’s 56th chart single and their last […]


Capitol Records - 1967

One Member Of The Beatles Actually Lived In Penny Lane

Penny Lane b/w Strawberry Fields Forever was one of The Beatles best double sided singles, but did you know one member of the group actually lived there?  And did you know a trumpet player from […]


Capitol Records - 1967

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds – A Song About Drugs?

Circumstantial evidence would lead one to believe it is.  Consider the drug culture of the times when it was recorded, and the initials in the title – L-S-D.  The third song on The Beatles Sgt. […]


Capitol Records - 1965

John Lennon On The Beatles Drug Use While Filming Help

The Beatles single Help!/I’m Down was released in the US on this day in 1965.  It wasn’t an easy film for the movie crew working with the group because of their increasing use of  drugs.  […]


Apple Records - 1969

What John Lennon Really Thought About Abbey Road

Abbey Road was the eleventh and final album recorded and released by The Beatles, and you might think it would have been a memorable one for the group members.  But when asked about the album […]


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John Lennon’s Greatest Quip

John Lennon didn’t want to do it but manager Brian Epstein convinced them to do the 1963 show for the Queen and the Royal Family.  The Beatles performance was noted for John‘s famous introduction to […]


The Plot Of Magical Mystery Tour Told By John Lennon

Having seen T[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]he Beatles[/lastfm] movie Magical Mystery Tour several times and having no idea what it was about, I defer to [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Lennon[/lastfm]’s explanation from a 1967 interview.   It still doesn’t explain he […]


The Beatles Last Recording Session – 42 Years Ago Yesterday

Not counting the two recordings the surviving [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beatles[/lastfm] made for the Anthology series in the 90’s, the last [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beatles[/lastfm] recording session took place on April 1, 1970.  It was a string overdub session […]


What Beatles Song Was Inspired By Roy Orbison And Bing Crosby?

It’s hard to believe but [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] first album was released 49 years ago today. [lastfm]Roy Orbison[/lastfm] and, of all people, [lastfm]Bing Crosby[/lastfm], were the inspiration for the title cut.  Know what it was?


John Lennon Talks About The Beatles Infanous “Butcher Cover”

When [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] Yesterday And Today album was originally issued in the United States, it featured a cover that caused such outrage that Capitol Records immediately withdraw it and replaced the picture thus creating […]