News featuring John Lennon

The following news stories mention John Lennon. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 2496 hours ago.

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Sunday 19th July

  • Steve Tilston: Truth to Tell review – Danny Collins’s inspiration in reflective mood


    The veteran English folkie has taken an unexpected twirl in the spotlight recently as the inspiration for Hollywood’s Danny Collins, the story of a musician who receives a letter from John Lennon 34 years after it was posted. Al Pacino takes Tilston’s role. Here, the songwriter casts a lingering look over his career since that 1971 postcard, paying tribute to the influential Soho folk scene on Grass Days, mourning a friend on The Way It Was, and nodding to Nick Drake on The Riverman Has Gone, where Tilston’s keen political blade shows its edge. Mostly the mood is personal and reflective, with Tilston’s guitar supported by deft touches of bass, autoharp and piano. Classy work.

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Wednesday 17th June

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Saturday 13th June

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Thursday 11th June

  • Franz and Sparks: this town is big enough for both of us

    Franz Ferdinand and Sparks represent art-pop over different generations. But, spliced together as FFS, they’re harking back to a time when the charts were properly weird

    OMG, it’s FFS! Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, dressed in a suit, has something of the well-turned-out indie dandy about him, but Ron and Russell Mael look spectacular. An upstairs room in a London pub might be an unremarkable place to meet the Franz frontman and the Sparks pair on the occasion of their union, but there is nothing unremarkable about the brothers. Russell, at 66, retains much of the androgynous flamboyance that made his first Top of the Pops appearance – for 1974’s No 2 hit This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us – such a shock-and-awe experience. As for the 69-year-old Ron, with his jet-black hair and seemingly crayoned-on moustache, there is little change from the cartoonish creation alleged to…

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’15 Jun 8 Mon

Monday 8th June

  • John Lennon's Lost "Love Me Do" Guitar Goes Up for Auction

    Want to own one of the most important instruments in pop history? If you have a few hundred thousand dollars to spare you could soon have a chance, since the acoustic guitar that John Lennon used to write some of the Beatles' earliest hits has now popped up more than 50 years after it was lost. The guitar will hit the auction block in November. According to CNN, Lennon played the 1962 model Gibson J-160E guitar while recording songs like "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You," and he reportedly used it to co-write hits like "She Loves You" and "All My Loving." Lennon also played it during...

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  • John Lennon's Love Me Do guitar, lost for 50 years, to be auctioned in 2015

    The guitar used to write many of the Beatles’ early hits has been located, and is expected to reach $600,000 and $800,000 at an LA auction house

    A guitar once owned by John Lennon – which mysteriously disappeared in 1963 – has been located and will be auctioned in November.

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