After all we went through together I had and still have great love and respect for him. I am shocked and stunned. To rob life is ultimate robbery. This perpetual encroachment on other people’s space is taken to the limit with the use of a gun. It is an outrage that people can take other people’s lives when they obviously haven’t got their own lives in order.
I had not seen John for years, but when he died it was like having an arm cut off. I can’t explain my feelings, even to myself. During the following week I avoided the radio & television, although I could manage newspapers. They weren’t as emotionally demanding as a voice or picture going over John’s life or, even worse, a re-run of an interview with John looking out from the television as if he was really still there. As for listening to any of his records, the very thought made me wince with pain.
Julia Baird (John’s half sister)
I first met him in London in 1963. The Ronettes were the top group in England at the time. He saw us and got in touch with our manager, and there was this party and we danced all night with all the fellas, taught them the New York dances. He liked me for more than just my voice. As the party winded down, we started talking. I was just nineteen years old, and starting to make it big, and he knew things. He told me, “It’s all going to change, you’re going to start riding in limousines,” and I’m like, “You’re kidding me!” I met him in the street years later. He called my name: “Ronnie!” and I turned around; it was so fucking cool. When he called my name, everyone turned around and saw him [and recognized him], and he didn’t care. He got shot right after that. When he was shot, I was so devastated, I stayed in bed for a week. I was in the studio when I heard; I just dropped the phone - it broke my heart. I always think of John Lennon every time I’m in the recording studio. I can’t help it. He’s my spirit talking to me, saying, ‘Don’t give up.’
How it would have sounded if the Beatles played Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End live.
Reblog with the Beatles/solo song that gives you the most feels
My friend Devyn is always really emotional when The Long and Winding road plays, which has never really moved me super deeply. However when Paul’s Maybe I’m Amazed plays, I cry like a fool. I’m interested to know which songs other people feel really strongly about.
Beatles: always “Let It Be” solo per Beatle: “Imagine” “My Valentine” “Isn’t It A Pity” & one that excites me for Ringo is “Back Off Boogaloo”
Fifth Beatle becomes comic book star
Interesting article about Brian Epstein