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Gimme Some John Lennon: A list of new releases and events celebrating Lennon’s 80th birthday

John Lennon would have turned 80 years old on October 9, 2020. In recognition of this milestone birthday, Daytrippin’ has compiled a list of the many new releases and events taking place on or near that special day. These include TV and radio broadcasts, online events, new books and exhibitions around the world.

PBS TV programming:

Two shows re-airing on October 9, 2020
(1) Lennon NYC: American Masters (from 2010)

(2) Classic albums: John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band
(check local listings for air dates)

RADIO specials
John Lennon at 80:
Sean Ono Lennon’s musical portrait of his Dad

Click here to listen to Part 1 with Elton John and Julian Lennon 

Click here to listen to Part 2 with Paul McCartney

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WJCT’s Jacksonville Music Experience Presents
a four-day musical celebration of John Lennon with special programming.  
“Imagine: A John Lennon Tribute,” will air October 8-11  
Click here for more info

 

NEW CD SET: GIMME SOME TRUTH

JOHN LENNON – GIMME SOME TRUTH: THE ULTIMATE MIXES due out October 9.
Executive Produced by Yoko Ono Lennon and Produced by Sean Ono Lennon, these 36 songs, handpicked by Yoko and Sean, have all been completely remixed from scratch, radically upgrading their sonic quality and presenting them as a never-before-heard Ultimate Listening Experience.

NEW RELEASES INCLUDE
A DELUXE EDITION BOX SET FEATURING 36 TRACKS ACROSS 2 CDS AND A BLU-RAY AUDIO DISC WITH HIGH-DEFINITION 24-96 STEREO, IMMERSIVE 5.1 SURROUND SOUND AND DOLBY ATMOS MIXES PLUS EXCLUSIVE 124-PAGE BOOK

ALSO AVAILABLE IN VARIETY OF PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL FORMATS INCLUDING
1CD, 2CD, 2LP, 4LP AND STREAMING/DOWNLOAD

Click here for track listings and order links:
3-disc box set / 4 LP set – https://amzn.to/3i5yeyT
2-CD set / 2 LP set – https://amzn.to/321imrM
Single CD – https://amzn.to/3lPmT8q


New John Lennon books

Dream Lovers: John and Yoko in New York:
The Photographs of Brian Hamill
  

(click on cover for more info)

Dream Lovers: John and Yoko in New York


John Lennon 1940-1980: The 80th Birthday Celebration

(click on cover for more info)

John Lennon: The 80th Birthday Celebration

John Lennon 1980: The Last Days in the Life

(click on cover for more info)

John Lennon 1980: The Last Days in the Life

John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the year Canada was cool

(click on cover for more info)

John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Year Canada Was Cool

Online tribute concerts

40th annual John Lennon tribute concert by Theatre Within

The 40th Annual John Lennon Tribute will be seen exclusively free on this website starting on John Lennon’s birthday, October 9 at 7pm ET thru October 12 at midnight. The program will include unreleased performances from previous Tributes, plus new performances of John Lennon and Beatles classics. It will feature recorded performances from Patti Smith, Rosanne Cash, Natalie Merchant, Jackson Browne, Jorma Kaukonen and others.
More info: https://www.lennontribute.org/



“Remember Lennon: Imagine 80”
A special online concert event on October 9, 2020

The show is a speculative representation of a concert that Lennon may have performed had he still been alive and actually playing out. The production incorporates one of the world’s greatest John Lennon tribute artists along with a full backing band to present an evening of John Lennon’s Beatles and post-Beatles material live in concert. Showtime is 7pm EST.

Tickets available here:
http://www.rememberlennon.com/

Exhibitions

In His Life – Morrison Hotel Gallery
Morrison Hotel Gallery reimagines what it means to be a dreamer in the digital age with its latest online exhibition, opening Thursday, October 1st, 2020 with select works of John Lennon on view by photographers Bob Gruen, Astrid Kirchherr and Allan Tannenbaum at both its Los Angeles and New York City outposts by appointment only.   

Click here for more info

Double Fantasy Exhibit in Tokyo

The Double Fantasy: John & Yoko exhibition is opening in Tokyo on October 9, 2020. It was originally held in Lennon’s hometown of Liverpool in 2018, where it drew an unprecedented 700,000 visitors throughout its run. The exhibit includes over 100 items pertaining to art, music and film that John Lennon and Yoko Ono created together.

The exhibition will run until January 11 2021 at the Roppongi Sony Music Museum.
Click here for more info

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Remembering Beatles photographer, Astrid Kirchherr

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Astrid Kirchherr, friend and photographer of The Beatles, passed away on May 12, 2020 at the age of 81. She was the first photographer to take professional quality photos of the Beatles. Her famous black and white portraits taken in Hamburg, Germany in October 1960 show The Beatles dressed in leather jackets and slicked-back hair – quite different from the moptop hairstyle and Edwardian suits they would adopt two years later.

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Tracklisting for new Beatles Vinyl 45s Singles Collection

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The new Beatles Singles Collection is due out on November 22, 2019. From 1962 to 1970, The Beatles released 22 UK singles; of those 44 A and B-side tracks, 29 were not included on the group’s British albums at that time. These singles, plus an exclusive new double A-side single for the mid-1990s-issued tracks “Free As A Bird” and “Real Love,” are newly cut for vinyl from their original mono and stereo master tapes by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios for a new limited edition boxed set.

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The Beatles and Their Irish Heritage

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(Source: Wikimedia Commons)

by Shelley Germeaux

Fans of the Beatles know that all four lads were from Liverpool, England, but not as many are aware of the deep Irish heritage that three of them — John, Paul, and George — share. As the world celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, if you get misty-eyed over Ireland while singing along to “Oh Danny Boy”, you might enjoy a bit of Beatles Irish history.

Liverpool has been called the “Capital of Ireland” because an estimated three-quarters of its people have Irish roots. Irish immigrants poured into Liverpool after the 1798 rebellion as well as the Great Famine of the 1840s, greatly impacting its demographic make-up. Three-quarters of the Beatles also have Irish roots– Ringo Starr is the only Beatle with no trace of Irish background.

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Was It Just A Dream? Beatles fans who had spiritual connections with George Harrison when he died

By Shelley Germeaux

issue18Note: This article originally appeared in the Spring 2002 (No. 18) issue of Daytrippin’ – just a few months after George Harrison’s death. 

Psychic phenomenon – precognitive dreams, strange coincidences, and intuitive hunches about people we care for – is always an interesting topic of discussion. It usually happens with relatives and close friends, but in this case I am talking about George Harrison. A few Beatle friends have shared with me some “strange” experiences they had between the hours preceding his death on November 29, 2001 and before we heard the news on November 30. Maybe some of you had similar experiences.

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