Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Ballad of John and Yoko by The Beatles

This is John Lennon Week at The Lost Soul of Rock and Roll. Today would have been Lennon's 72nd birthday, and the song of the day for October 9, 2012 is 'The Ballad of John and Yoko' by The Beatles. This song was released as a single in 1969 and the b-side of that single was George Harrison's 'Old Brown Shoe'. 'The Ballad of John and Yoko' was recorded by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. George Harrison and Ringo Starr were not available at the time, so John and Paul played all of the instruments.

What I like about 'The Ballad of John and Yoko' is that John addresses his haters, and there are plenty out there some thirty-two years following his death. Someone once forwarded me an email that was sent to them by a religious lunatic that claimed God killed John Lennon for his "more popular than Jesus" quote. If people did their research, they would realize that Lennon was talking about the decline of religious interest in the United Kingdom. You can watch this video where Lennon defends his statement. I need to step off the soap box. Enjoy the song below!

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