John Lennon 1940-1980

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You make your own dream. That's the Beatles' story, isn't it? That's Yoko's story. That's what I'm saying now. Produce your own dream. If you want to save Peru, go save Peru. It's quite possible to do anything, but not to put it on the leaders and the parking meters. Don't expect Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan or John Lennon or Yoko Ono or Bob Dylan or Jesus Christ to come and do it for you. You have to do it yourself.
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4 responses on “John Lennon 1940-1980

  1. Joseph Brush

    John’s first two solo albums were CO-PRODUCED by Phil Spector,who was actually absent for most of the first album, according to Ringo and the engineers who worked on JL/POB.
    John placed an advert in Billboard to let Phil know that work on the album was underway.
    John & Yoko arrived in New York in May or June 1971 not August, ostensibly for some post-production work on Imagine.

  2. max moose

    Couldn’t help noticing the link that decribed John as “the rhythm guitarist.”
    With his fingerpicking, arpeggios and, increasingly, lead parts (such as on “Get Back”), not to mention keyboard compositions, this is a bit like the history books being written describing Barack Obama as a law student.

    1. Joe Post author

      That’s a very fair point. It’s kind of hard to summarise everything he did in an opening paragraph, though, so for the sake of argument I’ve changed it to ‘guitarist’.