Saturday, October 09, 2010

Happy Birthday, John Lennon

October 9, 1940 in Liverpool Maternity Hospital, Oxford Street, Liverpool, England, a son was born to Julia and Alfred Lennon.

Who would have - or even could have - believed that this working-class kid from a working -class town in war-beset England would change the world through music. It is hard to picture him at 70. He will always be the long-haired social and musical revolutionary.

A new movie about Lennon's life is being released this weekend, Nowhere Boy. (82% on Tomatometer) I guess it doesn't give any new musical insights, but is a well-received biopic.

It is neat- and something to be grateful for - that we now have You Tube and other such sources. The early videos (and the Beatles were pioneers in that genre, too) are available along with fan videos. They were, and still are, the source of great music. I remember first seeing this video when it came out. It may not look like much today, but it was awesome to us then.

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