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Re: John Lennon-August 16, 1977

Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:20 am

jurasic1968 wrote:I am very sorry we are not on topic. I am glad the other songs were cut from FS. I only want to say that Flaming star is better (in my opinion) than Charro and Stay Away, Joe.

That's OK. Forget it man. But don't do it again ::rocks

Re: John Lennon-August 16, 1977

Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:19 pm

Lennon was an amazingly complex individual; one moment capabl;e of the harshest words, another moment the tenderest of emotions. In terms of artistic creativity in 20th century culture, I rank him right up there with Bob Dylan and Paul Simon from this genre. The Philip Norman book was absolutely a wonderful read of his life story; Yoko complained about it, so you know it had fair balance. Like Simon with Artie, he had a very tight friendship with Paul for many years. Elvis of course had friends throughout, but it seemed never the "one" who could push him harder or pull him back when necessary. Lennon's nod to Elvis by performing Hound Dog at the One-To-One concerts on 8-30-72 show that even in his post-Beatle career, he still loved 50"s Rock & Roll and the one who started it all ...