Lennon’s Rainbow

In this blog post I’m going to describe a typical case of a song match, that is, where I find a pair of songs which have some strong, distinctive musical gesture or passage in common. I’ve been looking at Across The Universe (1968), again, and thinking about those very long strings of notes in the

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Choirboy Lennon

Lennon’s earliest performances as a singer, beginning at age eight, were as a member of his local Anglican church choir, where Lennon would have received basic instruction during regular rehearsals. There is no better training for the voice than to sing in a choir. Young John attended up to three Sunday church performances, sang at

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Lennon Dances

In 1992 I decided to study all of John Lennon’s songs in detail. For the first ten years I gathered all the source information I could find and began transcribing the song’s chord patterns. In the late 1990s I started a (now-defunct) website and began writing about Lennon and some related topics there, and occasionally

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