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Monday, February 27 2012

Bill Frisell on John Lennon: Talking About 'All We Are Saying'

The unique jazz guitarist talks about All We Are Saying -- his recent cover album of 16 John Lennon tunes -- as well as how the Beatles changed his life, and how back in the day, owning an instrument meant you were automatically in a band.


Thursday, December 23 2010

The Best 20 Re-Issues of 2010

The year's best re-issues are highlighted by a trio of rock gods in the Stones, Lennon and Bowie as well as a bona fide American jazz genius and a bevy seminal '70s and '80s British bands.


Tuesday, November 23 2010

There's No Heaven: The Death of John Lennon

The murder of John Lennon was more than just the end of the Beatles. It was the end of a specific segment of pop culture.


Tuesday, November 23 2010

You Are Here: The 10 Best John Lennon Solo Songs

Ten Snippets from the Solo Sonic Psychology of John Winston Ono Lennon.


Tuesday, November 23 2010

We All Shine On: A Tribute to John Lennon

PopMatters presents our eight-day tribute to the revolutionary, the pop smart avant-garde idealist who let his art and his actions do all of the talking (even when he had lots to say personally).


Columns

Tuesday, July 13 2010

Fooled by Skepticism

Skepticism has been fueling pop culture for decades. Just ask John Lennon or Pete Townshend. Lately it’s just been fooling pop culture about science.


Tuesday, October 26 2004

Now He's 64: A Late Lennon Landmark

Sixty-four-year-olds aren't what they used to be, and if John Lennon were still alive, he would probably not be living the quaint parlour scene played out in McCartney's ditty.


Tuesday, April 27 2004

Put Another Nickel In

John Lennon's Swiss-made, KB Discomatic can now be seen and heard with this TV programme and CD, and it's a beautiful thing.


Reviews

Wednesday, May 21 2014

Toumani Diabaté and Sidiki Diabaté: Toumani & Sidiki

A father and son treat listeners to an album that took 700 years to make and subtly make an important statement about the nature and resilience of culture.


Wednesday, August 7 2013

'Lucy in the Mind of Lennon' Attempts to Psychoanalyze Art

Though a mixed bag, Lucy in the Mind of Lennon prompts some interesting questions about the interplay between art and scientific inquiry.


Sunday, November 11 2012

Epistles of John: 'The John Lennon Letters'

"Containing only the work of JW Lennon, with additional work by JW Lennon and a helping hand from JW Lennon, not forgetting JW Lennon. Who is this JW Lennon?" -- from one of John Lennon's childhood documents.


Tuesday, December 6 2011

Various Artists: The 30th Annual John Lennon Tribute

Does anyone really need yet more exceedingly respectful covers of John Lennon songs? Because that’s pretty much all you’ll get here.


Monday, February 7 2011

LENNONYC

Michael Epstein's moving documentary offers fresh insights into the lives of John Lennon.


Blogs

Monday, November 10 2014

In His Own Write: John Lennon's Life in Lyrics

More so than any other member of the Beatles, John Lennon wrote about himself. Through his songwriting, he described nearly every aspect of his personal life in a way that no professional biographer could.


Wednesday, October 9 2013

It’s Johnny’s Birthday: Nine Lennon Tributes

Celebrating John Lennon’s 73rd birthday with songs from famous friends.


Wednesday, June 12 2013

The Top Eight Songs About Other Famous People

You're so vain but this song is about you.


Tuesday, October 9 2012

John Lennon’s Biggest Solo Hits in the US

In celebration of what would have been his 72nd birthday, we take a look at the Lennon singles that American audiences sent up the charts.


Friday, August 10 2012

Counterbalance No. 93: John Lennon's 'Imagine'

I hope someday you’ll join us for a discussion of John Lennon’s 1971 opus—it’s the 93rd most acclaimed album of all time. And the world will live as one.


News

Thursday, November 18 2010

'John would have approved,' says Yoko Ono of PBS doc 'LENNONYC'

LOS ANGELES — Yoko Ono looks tired. The 77-year-old artist, musician and political activist has spent the majority of the day talking about the "American Masters"


Friday, October 8 2010

Aaron Johnson channels John Lennon in 'Nowhere Boy'

LOS ANGELES — When Aaron Johnson walked in to audition for "Nowhere Boy," which centers on John Lennon's teenage years, the film's director instantly felt the


Sunday, October 3 2010

John Lennon at 70? We Can Only Imagine …

The approach of what would have been Lennon's 70th birthday on Oct. 9 brings with it a raft of special commemorations, recordings, films, books and live performances that indicate Lennon's hold on the world's imagination is as strong as ever.


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