Friday, November 26, 2010

Radio KBwD is on the air

The Beatles go on iTunes and sell 2 million singles in their first week. Seriously? Haven't we already uploaded all our Beatles CDs to our iTunes hard drive? Who are these people?

Anyway, perhaps as a coincidence, PBS was airing a special on John Lennon's days in America, post-Beatles, and his fight for citizenship in this country. While recalling director James Cameron, dropping his own citizenship efforts after Bush was re-elected in '04, Lennon's fight to be an American citizen in the wake of Vietnam and Watergate was rather touching.

Though far from being our favorite Beatle, we remember with great fondness, this tune by Lennon right around the time he was granted citizenship.

P.S. Whether or not George Harrison received co-writing credit for this, he should have. That jangly, C&W vibe is all George.

1 comment:

Road Dawg said...

Beatles comming late to the Itunes party, but I'm sure there are some favorites not found in my library. Simalarly with Led Zep.

Also in a general way, I find the collaboration of the leads similar (McCarntey/Lennon Page/Plant)& far better than anything they performed on their own.