Glass Onion: On John Lennon show

Glass Onion: On John Lennon

Summary: A deep dive into the music and psychology of John Lennon, featuring interviews with such noted authors and podcasters as David Bedford, Dan Richter, Jude Kessler, Kit O'Toole and Ken McNab

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 Bonus Episode #1 - Antony's recent appearance on 'The Mind Renewed' | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:56:31

The first of two bonus episode features an appearance that your humble host made on the podcast 'The Mind Renewed' in July 2019. Julian Charles invited Antony to discuss his own somewhat Lennon-inspired music, specifically his last 2 albums. The file is available as a direct download mp3 Enjoy! Feedback to glassonionpod@yahoo.com Facebook page- www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpod Twitter page twitter.com/OnionLennon you tube version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umMxLn_t1bo Please like, follow, share, subscribe etc... Antony's albums https://antonyrotunno.bandcamp.com/ Julian Charles's podcast https://www.themindrenewed.com A personal favourite episode of TMR https://www.themindrenewed.com/episodes/2012-13/118-serm001

 Episode 23- The Other 1960s with Frances Rotunno | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:10:26

In this episode I talk to my mother Frances about what the 1960s were like for ordinary folk outside the 'Swinging Sixties' image. We discuss how things have changed since then in various aspects of everyday life and society, and which areas of life have improved or otherwise. The file is available as a direct download mp3 Enjoy! you tube version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbVpmEWlD0E Feedback to glassonionpod@yahoo.com Facebook page- www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpod Twitter page twitter.com/OnionLennon Please like, follow, share, subscribe etc... doc on the negative sides of the 60s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bPiJWCm0FE classic kitchen-sink drama https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7dXCRM6EOM

 Episode 22- 'All Roads Lead To Lennon' with Philip Kirkland (Part 2 of 2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:55

The concluding part of my talk with Philip looks at the remarkable figure of Julia Lennon and her tragic family history and brings the story through to some of the crucial stages of the pre-fame Beatles. There’s a link to order Philip’s book below. The file is available as a direct download mp3 you tube version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENTFhur9Wxk Enjoy! Feedback to glassonionpod@yahoo.com Facebook page- www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpod Twitter page https://twitter.com/OnionLennon Please like, follow, share, subscribe etc... Amazon book link www.amazon.com/Roads-Lead-Lennon…&s=gateway&sr=8-1 John’s audio diary from 1979 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4sR-vbzIXw

 Episode 21- 'All Roads Lead To Lennon' with Philip Kirkland (Part 1 of 2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:16

Part 1 of a very interesting talk with Philip Kirkland, the author of a new book which traces John's ancestry and tells the stories behind some famous places associated with him, such as 'Strawberry Field', as well as some early Beatles tales up to 1962 The file is available as a direct download mp3 you tube version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2j4I7ZXolw Enjoy! Feedback to glassonionpod@yahoo.com Facebook page- www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpod Please like, follow, share, subscribe etc... Amazon link to order the book https://www.amazon.com/Roads-Lead-Lennon-Philip-Kirkland/dp/1096409070/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=all+roads+lead+to+lennon&qid=1566496891&s=gateway&sr=8-1 John plays 'Strawberry Fields Forever' in 1964?! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USxDXaGeQ3Q

 Episode 20- David Bedford interview in Liverpool (Part 2 of 2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:55:12

The conclusion of my talk with renowned Beatles author David Bedford recorded in Liverpool in July. David and I continue the Pete Best vs Ringo Starr drumming discussion as well as more details from David’s books (including his detective novel!). David also attempts to explain the complex legal shenanigans around the Beatles’ initial management contract and the ‘sacking’ of Pete Best. This episode also includes some fantastic clips of drummer Darin Murphy demonstrating and detailing the drumming styles of Pete and Ringo, originally featured on the recommended podcast 'When They Was Fab'. The file is available as a direct download mp3 you tube version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8BwTSzKviM&t=22s Enjoy! Feedback to glassonionpod@yahoo.com Facebook page- www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpod Please like, follow, share, subscribe etc. Further links: David's website https://davidabedford.com Darin’s band’s website and his FB page https://www.skyrockettheband.com/ https://www.facebook.com/darin.murphy.589 Darin's appearance on 'When They Was Fab' https://whentheywasfab.podbean.com/e/201825-long-tall-sally-darin-murphy-the-beatles-paul-mccartney-ringo-starr-dave-stewart/ Pete Best interviews the Beatles for a job in 1970! (humorous) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhvjl3NL5iM&t=155s Great Howard Goodall doc on the Beatles’ influence on music (not the Sgt Pepper doc) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQS91wVdvYc

 Episode 19- David Bedford interview in Liverpool (Part 1 of 2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:07:05

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 website https://davidabedford.com Feedback to glassonionpod@yahoo.com Facebook page- www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpod Please like, follow, share, subscribe etc...

 Episode 18- 'And In The End' with Ken McNab (Part 2 of 2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:40:38

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 file is available as a direct download mp3 you tube version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wfoB_TPlhM Enjoy! Feedback to antony@glassonionjlpod.com Facebook page- www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpod Please like, follow, share, subscribe etc... Abbey Road medley (vocals only) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKN81vdhY-g Live Peace In Toronto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9pQ5wtjaFM

 Episode 17- 'And In The End' with Ken McNab (Part 1 of 2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:36:11

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 Please like, follow, share, subscribe etc...

 Episode 16 - Dan Richter on life with John and Yoko (and much more....) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:23:02

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...

 Episode 15 - The Beatles And A Mass of Humanity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:03

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.

 Episode 14- John Lennon 1975-80 with Kit O'Toole Part 2 of 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:31

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) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek89aSrwMN0 (Snodgrass) 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=H1Epha16ceU Facebook page- www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpod Please like, follow, share etc.

 Episode 13- John Lennon 1975-80 with Kit O'Toole Part 1 of 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:41

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 direct download mp3 file Enjoy! Feedback to antony@glassonionjlpod.com you tube version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0Ixo-o_MEE Facebook page- www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpod Please like, follow, share etc.

 Episode 12- John Lennon In 1964 with Jude Southerland Kessler- Part 2 of 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:12:52

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRkHUhKDpoE Facebook page- www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpod Please like, follow, share etc...

 Episode 11- John Lennon In 1964 with Jude Southerland Kessler- Part 1 of 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:37

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zJ5Zf53Mak Facebook page- www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpod Please like, follow, share etc.

 Episode 10 - John Lennon In 1966 with Eoghan Lyng - Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:38

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, follow, share etc. Links to Eoghan's work: www.culturesonar.com/denny-seiwells…life-in-wings/ wearecult.rocks/richard-hewson-th…lington-interview eoghanlyngwriter.wordpress.com/2019/02/1…gouldman/ Episode links: Strawberry Fields from demo to final version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW61Qn97DXM The ‘Ad Lav’ sketch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iLbgMmxrK0

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