Thursday, October 9, 2014

John Lennon was born this day in 1940

John Lennon was born this day in 1940.  His music legacy is impressive to say the least.  I wanted to focus on his love for early Rock & Roll....specifically his love for Chuck Berry.  The Beatles would cover several of Chuck's tunes in their early days and often John would take the lead on those.  He covered "Sweet Little Sixteen" and "You Can't Catch Me" on his Rock 'N' Roll album (pictured above).  Hear The Beatles cover "Johnny B. Goode" live on the BBC and also see John with Chuck Berry covering the same song live on the Mike Douglas show in 1972.  See Chuck at the beginning point to John and say "Johnny....let's be good."