By 1970, each exhausted member of the Fab Four was in the process of splitting off to explore new sonic worlds. Two of the greatest ex-Beatle solo records, All Things Must Pass and Plastic Ono Band, turn the ripe old age of fifty this year. It’s instructive to see how the records emerge and then diverge from the same traumatic starting point, exhibiting the weight of disappointment, exhaustion, and disillusionment they’ve been carrying so long.
I’ll never forget the exasperated look on the guy’s face, standing behind the counter, holding up the copy of Yoko Ono’s Plastic Ono Band I was attempting to purchase. “This is […]
John Lennon, who would have turned a cracking 72 next week, cut these five radio promotional spots for Tobias Casual Sportswear, in 1974, while living in L.A. during his ‘ Lost Weekend […]
I recently picked up a used copy of the 2010 reissue of John Lennon’s Sometime in New York City on the cheap at Amoeba Records in Hollywood. While by no mean Lennon’s crowning solo […]
Stay tuned for our interview with filmmaker John Scheinfeld per his documentary Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?) . In the meantime, check out Nilsson’s cover of John Lennon’s “Isolation;” a track I’ve has on steady […]