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John Lennon's Jukebox (Documentary and CD)
13 September 2013
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Did anyone see this documentary about a portable jukebox that Lennon took on tour with The Beatles in the mid 60's?  It was pretty good except I don't know why they interviewed Sting.

There is also a double CD that came out along with it…usually I wouldn't buy such a thing, but I was tempted because I liked the songs from the documentary.  Not all the songs from the album are the exact performances that would have been on John's records, but it's a close approximation.  I find myself listening to it quite a bit, and it really shows what he stole, mainly from black artists, to construct the early Beatles songs.  He had really awesome taste in music.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death." --John Lennon

13 September 2013
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It was broadcast on ITV in the UK a few years back, I think late one Sunday night. I remember little to nothing of it.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
13 September 2013
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He "borrowed" a lot from other artists.  I'm surprised he wasn't sued before he was sued for "Come Together."  The riff from "I Feel Fine" was lifted (with a minor variation) straight from Bobby Parker's song, "Watch Your Step."

"This Beatles talk bores me to death." --John Lennon

13 September 2013
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I remember it well. It was a South Bank Show special. I thought it was fascinating the way they hauled it around to play records on it to those who had made/written, and the reactions when they discovered John considered them important enough to include on his very early, and very bulky iPod. It was also interesting, especially with the American artists/songwriters, to hear them talk of the impact of The Beatles on what they were doing.

Sting? Yeah, that bit was hard to fathom.

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13 September 2013
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Thanks for the recommendation. I'm going to watch it on YouTube. I'm taking a history of rock music class, and we're encouraged to look at outside sources, so this firmly counts as homework and not procrastination. :->

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13 September 2013
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Yeah its on youtube. The narration is in German but everything else is in English so you can still understand the interviewees and listen to the songs, tho there is interference in the sound.

Part 1

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Part 4

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13 September 2013
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The version I saw was in English, but I guess that one is not there.

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13 September 2013
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I remembered reading an interesting blog on the subject a while back. Had to hunt for it, but worth a read.

http://chimeradave.blogspot.co…..kebox.html

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13 September 2013
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mja6758 said
I remembered reading an interesting blog on the subject a while back. Had to hunt for it, but worth a read.

http://chimeradave.blogspot.co…..kebox.html

Thanks.  That was an interesting read, and the list on there will help me track down some of the other songs.

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13 September 2013
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