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John Lennon's Musical Intuition

Riveting to hear John Lennon in 1968 give the nitty-gritty about the Abbey Road album. Especially enjoyed hearing his thoughts about a new synthesizer the Beatles used on the album, and how it relates to the meruvina: "That would be a great Plastic Ono Band; a Moog synthesizer that just went on, sang, and played everything on its own. You just need one guy to switch it on."

 

 

As stated here, Lennon is my favorite singer along with Laura Nyro. For John, here is Foreign River, followed by Winter Fantasy. The latter composition was inspired by and named for Johnny Winter. When I confessed to George Harrison that Winter in his prime was my favorite guitarist, he gave me a sharp stare having previously stated that Jimi Hendrix was the top.

 

 

 

- Michael Robinson, February 2017, Los Angeles

 

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Michael Robinson is a Los Angeles-based composer and writer (musicologist).