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John Lennon's Jukebox (Documentary and CD)
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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.

"Remember, we are writing in the sky instead of on paper--that's our song. Lift your eyes and look up in the sky. There's our message. Lift your eyes again and look around you, and you will see that you are walking in the sky, which extends to the ground. We are all part of the sky, more so than of the ground. Remember, we love you." --John Lennon and Yoko Ono

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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.

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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."

"Remember, we are writing in the sky instead of on paper--that's our song. Lift your eyes and look up in the sky. There's our message. Lift your eyes again and look around you, and you will see that you are walking in the sky, which extends to the ground. We are all part of the sky, more so than of the ground. Remember, we love you." --John Lennon and Yoko Ono

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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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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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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.

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"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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

"Remember, we are writing in the sky instead of on paper--that's our song. Lift your eyes and look up in the sky. There's our message. Lift your eyes again and look around you, and you will see that you are walking in the sky, which extends to the ground. We are all part of the sky, more so than of the ground. Remember, we love you." --John Lennon and Yoko Ono

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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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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.

"Remember, we are writing in the sky instead of on paper--that's our song. Lift your eyes and look up in the sky. There's our message. Lift your eyes again and look around you, and you will see that you are walking in the sky, which extends to the ground. We are all part of the sky, more so than of the ground. Remember, we love you." --John Lennon and Yoko Ono

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Glad to have helped.

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