John & Ringo – Voiceover Pals

Back in July, when it was Ringo Starr’s birthday, we got a great response when we posted the original TV ad for easily the campest Ringo album of all time, Goodnight Vienna, to the Long Live Vinyl facebook. John Lennon helped Ringo out by doing the voice-over for that one. So, as part of our ongoing celebrations of Lennon’s 80th birthday, we thought we’d go one stage further and post the ad where Ringo returned the favour, for John’s Walls & Bridges LP… Continue reading John & Ringo – Voiceover Pals

John Lennon & Yoko Ono ‎– Life With The Lions

To kick off our celebrations of John Lennon’s 80th birthday, we’re going where no other music magazine has ever been before: on a deep dive into one of his most inspired and challenging albums ever: John & Yoko’s Unfinished Music No.2, Life With The Lions. Perhaps the highest-selling Avant-Garde album in music history – Lennon claimed it sold 60,000 copies in the US alone, versus 25,000 for Two Virgins – drop the needle on a copy and join Ian Peel for a slice of life with the Lennons… Continue reading John Lennon & Yoko Ono ‎– Life With The Lions

John Lennon’s Walls and Bridges – The Story Behind The Sleeve

Written during the 18-month separation from Yoko Ono that John Lennon referred to as his “lost weekend”, Walls And Bridges came about after the former Beatle’s planned album of rock ’n’ roll covers with Phil Spector imploded. The sleeve features a number of childhood drawings Lennon had planned to use for the covers album, along with portraits of him taken by photographer Bob Gruen and … Continue reading John Lennon’s Walls and Bridges – The Story Behind The Sleeve