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A podcast taking a deep dive into the music and psychology of John Lennon

A podcast taking a deep dive into the music and psychology of John Lennon
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United Kingdom

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A podcast taking a deep dive into the music and psychology of John Lennon

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@OnionLennon

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English


Episodes

Episode 19- David Bedford interview in Liverpool (Part 1 of 2)

7/30/2019
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Part 1 of a delightful talk with renowned Beatles author David Bedford, recorded at the famous Jacaranda club in Liverpool and covering various topics featured in his most recent book 'Finding The Fourth Beatle'. Also some thoughts on my recent trip to India and Jude Kessler's 800-page John Lennon book called 'Should Have Known Better', which I've recently devoured! The file is available as a direct download mp3 you tube version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq4RwO3sKW8 Enjoy! David's...

Duration:01:57:58

Episode 18- And In The End with Ken McNab (Part 2 of 2)

7/28/2019
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The conclusion of my epic talk with Ken McNab, author of a new book called 'And In The End: The Last Days of The Beatles', which takes a month-by-month look at the turbulent, 'heavy' but also highly productive year of 1969 for the band, their final year as a functioning unit. In this part, we discuss August to December and end by trying to define that elusive magic that keeps people listening to the band and being interested in their story 50 years after they stopped working together. The...

Duration:01:40:37

Episode 17- And In The End with Ken McNab (Part 1 of 2)

7/27/2019
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Part 1 of an epic and highly enjoyable talk with Ken McNab, author of a new book called 'And In The End: The Last Days of The Beatles', which takes a month-by-month look at the turbulent, 'heavy' but also highly productive year of 1969 for the band, their final year as a functioning unit. The file is available as a direct download mp3 you tube version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8WoPi9sF-A Enjoy! Feedback to antony@glassonionjlpod.com Facebook page- www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpod...

Duration:01:36:10

Episode 16 - Dan Richter on life with John and Yoko (and much more....)

7/24/2019
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A very enjoyable talk with Dan Richter, who lived with John & Yoko as their de facto assistant in the early 70s and also worked with Stanley Kubrick on 2001: A Space Odyssey. We discuss those topics plus creativity, performance, Swinging London and a few other things. Enjoy! Feedback to antony@glassonionjlpod.com you tube version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDKX73JdQh4 Facebook page- www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpod Please like, follow, share, subscribe etc...

Duration:01:23:01

Episode 15 - The Beatles And A Mass of Humanity

7/21/2019
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A short interlude between interviews, as I read a blog post from 2014 that has a philosophical look at a magic pre-fame night for The Beatles. The show is available as a direct download mp3 file Enjoy! Feedback to antony@glassonionjlpod.com original blog post http://contrafib.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-beatles-and-mass-of-humanity.html you tube version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM-WDfzgWRk Facebook page- www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpod Please like, follow, share etc.

Duration:00:11:03

Episode 14- John Lennon 1975-80 with Kit O'Toole Part 2 of 2

7/14/2019
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Part 2 of a 2-part discussion with Beatles author and podcaster Kit O'Toole. After finishing off discussion of the 'Between The Lines' bootleg, we proceed to review and analyse the John Lennon songs from the 1980 Record Plant sessions that eventually found their way onto the 'Double Fantasy' and 'Milk Honey' albums as well as some speculation about which genres of music John Lennon might have liked/tackled post-1980. Links: https://kitotoole.com (Kit's website)...

Duration:01:04:30

Episode 13- John Lennon 1975-80 with Kit O'Toole Part 1 of 2

6/29/2019
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Part 1 of a 2-part discussion with Beatles author and podcaster Kit O'Toole. After discussing Kit's background, her first forays into writing about the Beatles and John Lennon, and some lesser-known songs featured in her book 'Songs We Were Singing', we finally start talking about John Lennon in the highly contentious years of 1975-80. Part 2 coming very soon https://kitotoole.com/books/songs-we-were-singing-guided-tours-through-the-beatles-lesser-known-tracks/ The show is available as a...

Duration:01:03:40

Episode 12- John Lennon In 1964 with Jude Southerland Kessler- Part 2 of 2

6/1/2019
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The conclusion of my talk with Jude Southerland Kessler about John Lennon's breathtaking year of 1964, primarily covering the August/September U.S. tour and analysing some of John Lennon's songs of that year Jude is the author of a multi-part series of books called 'The John Lennon Series', the latest of which covers the year we're discussing. https://www.johnlennonseries.com The show is available as a direct download mp3 file Enjoy! Feedback to antony@glassonionjlpod.com you tube version...

Duration:01:12:51

Episode 11- John Lennon In 1964 with Jude Southerland Kessler- Part 1 of 2

5/17/2019
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The wonderful Jude Southerland Kessler joins me to talk about John Lennon's breathtaking year of 1964 (in fact, as you'll hear, he barely had time to take a breath!) Jude is the author of a multi-part series of books called 'The John Lennon Series', the latest of which covers the year we're discussing. https://www.johnlennonseries.com Part 2 of the talk coming in 2 weeks The show is available as a direct download mp3 file Enjoy! Feedback to antony@glassonionjlpod.com you tube version...

Duration:01:11:36

Episode 10 - 'John Lennon In 1966' with Eoghan Lyng - Part 2

5/2/2019
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The second part of my talk with Eoghan Lyng about the tumultuous year (for the world and John Lennon) of 1966. Eoghan is a pop writer, who has written interviews for Culture Sonar, We Are Cult, The Phacemag and The Digital Fix with a pot pourri of writers and mediums. The show is available as a direct download mp3 file Enjoy! Feedback to antony@glassonionjlpod.com you tube version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJF8fznxvCQ Facebook page- www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpod. Please like,...

Duration:00:58:37

Episode 9 - 'John Lennon In 1966' with Eoghan Lyng - Part 1

4/23/2019
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My friend Eoghan Lyng joins me to talk about the tumultuous year (for the world and John Lennon)of 1966. Eoghan is a pop writer, who has written interviews for Culture Sonar, We Are Cult, The Phacemag and The Digital Fix with a pot pourri of writers and mediums. https://www.culturesonar.com/denny-seiwells-wild-life-in-wings/ http://wearecult.rocks/richard-hewson-the-thrillington-interview...

Duration:01:05:16

Episode 8- John Lennon : Gimme Some Truth

4/5/2019
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Using John Lennon's famous song as a starting point, I take the opportunity to dive into a variety of aspects of that elusive thing we call 'truth'. Along the way, I reference the Brexit debacle, human nature, media manipulation and how to combat it and alternative views including 9/11 and the alternative media, before looking at the lyrics of the 1971 song and related documentaries. There are a few sound clips included among the talk. The show is available as a direct download mp3 file...

Duration:00:57:21

Episode 7 - Discussion with Dave Thurmaier Part 2

3/21/2019
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Part 2 of a very enjoyable freeform discussion with music professor and Beatles podcaster Dave Thurmaier In this part, Dave and I carry on discussing the technical side of Lennon McCartney’s music plus some key Lennon lyrics, we look at the Coleman vs Goldman views of John Lennon's state of mind and lifestyle from 1975-80, we muse on what could have been John’s post-1980 musical direction and also talk about how he and his former band are viewed on either side of the Atlantic. There are also...

Duration:00:53:19

Episode 6 - Discussion with Beatles podcaster Dave Thurmaier Part 1

3/15/2019
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Part 1 of a very enjoyable freeform discussion on all things John Lennon (plus some inevitable Macca/Beatles crossover)with music professor and Beatles podcaster Dave Thurmaier (he's the one on the right!). In this part, we discuss such topics as Dave’s podcast, the many incarnations of John, why he makes for such a compelling figure, (and I mention Marlon Brando once or twice!), the Beatles course Dave taught, what John would have done post-1980 and the technical aspects of and differences...

Duration:00:53:49

Episode 5- Some Questions From Listeners, Friends (& Family)...

3/7/2019
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As the title suggests, requested questions and comments for me to riff on. The show is available as a direct download mp3 file Enjoy! Feedback to antony@glassonionjlpod.com you tube version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuwEL2FVMwA Facebook page- www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpod. Please like, follow, share etc...

Duration:00:32:47

Episode 4 - Rod Davis Interview Part 2

3/1/2019
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Episode 4 is the second of a 2-part interview with ex and current member of The Quarrymen, Rod Davis. In this section, we discuss at some length the famous Woolton Village Fete of 6th July 1957 and the recording made on that day, as well as the Eleanor Rigby gravestone, Rod's views on the film 'Nowhere Boy' and his life after Liverpool, including the reformation and revival of The Quarrymen in the last 20 years. The first few episodes of the podcast are appearing here while the website is...

Duration:00:55:34

Episode 3- Rod Davis Interview Part 1

2/22/2019
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Episode 3 is the first of a 2-part interview with ex and current member of The Quarrymen, Rod Davis. As well as talking about the early days of the group and commenting on the teenage John Lennon, we also talk about music teaching in schools, Liverpool's history up to the 1950s and begin discussing the famous Woolton Village Fete of 6th July 1957 (much more on that in the second part). The photo is from that day with John Lennon and his Elvis quiff seated in the centre and Rod standing on...

Duration:00:57:45

Episode 2 - The Rather Strange Last Day In The Life Of John Lennon

2/15/2019
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Episode 2 looks at the last day of John Lennon's life, focusing not on the grisly details of his untimely end but rather on the strange circumstances surrounding the event. This is essentially an audio version of a blog post I wrote back in 2013 (link below) http://contrafib.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-rather-strange-last-day-in-life-of.html The show is available as a direct download mp3 file Enjoy! Feedback to antony@glassonionjlpod.com you tube version -...

Duration:00:28:21

Episode 1 - Introduction

2/8/2019
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Introductory episode for a new podcast about John Lennon. The first few episodes will appear here while the website and ITunes account are being prepared. The show is available as a direct download mp3 file Enjoy! Feedback to antony@glassonionjlpod.com facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpod you tube version - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2vBfS8xgwA

Duration:00:22:48