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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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The Beatles and Their Irish Heritage

The Beatles - Paul and George and John

(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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John Lennon’s lifelong obsession with Elvis Presley

lennon-elvispin-color75It’s no secret that John Lennon was a huge fan of Elvis Presley when he was a teenager. Lennon formed his first band, The Quarrymen, which would later become The Beatles, as a result of his love for Elvis Presley and rock and roll.

“Without Elvis, there would be no Beatles,” John Lennon stated matter-of-factly in a 1980 interview.

But Lennon’s teenage love for Elvis didn’t stop when he became an adult. In fact, throughout his life, even though he criticized Presley in his later years, Lennon never stopped being a fan. Just like any other passionate music fan, Lennon had a lifelong obsession for The King of Rock and Roll.

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Strawberry Field in Liverpool to open Visitor Center for Beatles fans

Strawberryfield-gate
Beatles fans will soon get to go through the red gates at Strawberry Field in Liverpool, made famous by John Lennon’s famous song. Every year, over 60,000 tourists stop by the iconic gates but were never allowed inside to visit the famous grounds. The Salvation Army plans to change that with a new visitor center anticipated to open in 2020.

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