Tag Archives: John Lennon

Thei Stanaic Majesties Request Album Cover 3D 1967

29/8/17 – The Rolling Stones – Their Satanic Majesties Request – 1967/2017 – John Lennon On The Stones As Copyists Of Beatles Ideas

The most polarizing Stones album of all, despite its melodic, fun-filled Psychedelia. It’s mostly criticised for jumping on the Psychedelic bandwagon and ripping off the Beatles after Sgt. Pepper. I guess you’re never allowed to rip off your contemporaries but you are allowed to rip off your heroes as both The Stones and The Beatles […]

Lee Dorsey with cigarette B:W

18/11/15 – Lee Dorsey – Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On) – 1969 / Lee Dorsey – Ya Ya – 1961 / John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band – Well Well Well – 1970 / John Lennon – Ya Ya – 1974/75

There is no end to Allen Toussaint’s influence. He worked with Lee Dorsey throughout most of his career in different roles, producer, arranger, songwriter whilst Dorsey slipped in and out of his car repair business. Dorsey served in the US Navy in World War II, was a prize fighter and a nightclub singer but over […]

The Songs Lennon and McCartney Gave Away

22/7/15 – Peter And Gordon – Nobody I Know – 1964 / Petula Clark – Partir Il Nous Faut – 1965 / Peter And Gordon – I Don’t Want To See You Again – 1964 / The Chris Barber Band – Catcall – 1969 / Jotte Herre – Penina – 1967 / Carlos Mendes – Penina – 1969 / Ringo Starr – I’m The Greatest – 1973 / John Lennon – I’m The Greatest – 1973? / Paul McCartney Interview – Rollins College – 2014

As we come to the end of this thread, if you wish to hear most of  these songs in a collection there is an album – The Songs That Lennon and McCartney Gave Away. It was released in 1971 as a compilation excluding Penina by Jotte Herre and adding I Am The Greatest by Ringo on the reissue […]

The Strangers with Mike Shannon - One And One Is Two

21/7/15 – The Strangers With Mike Shannon – One And One Is Two – 1964

You must understand that these posts highlighting obscure Lennon And McCartney compositions are of historical interest, being some of the first songs they wrote and also, at the height of their early fame, it shows that they enthusiastically “churned them out”. In this case they might have churned out a somewhat inferior attempt, The Strangers […]