Although John Lennon may not be remembered for being a legend of the guitar he certainly did contribute to elevating rock and pop to new levels. The Beatles revolutionised pop music with their blend of new recording techniques and use of exotic scales, melodies and rhythms in their pop style.
YouTube are playing tribute to John with this YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/johnlennon
To celebrate what would have been John’s 70th birthday his remastered albums and boxsets were released this week:
“John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles and, with Paul McCartney, formed one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century.
Born and raised in Liverpool, Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze as a teenager, his first band, The Quarrymen, evolving into The Beatles in 1960. As the group began to undergo the disintegration that led to their break-up towards the end of that decade, Lennon launched a solo career that would span the next, punctuated by critically acclaimed albums, including John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and iconic songs such as “Give Peace a Chance” and “Imagine“.” http://www.johnlennon.com/bio.html
RIP John Lennon
This is a fantastic remix of the piano part from John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ and the vocal melody of Van Halen’s ‘Jump’ sung by David Lee Roth. Enjoy!