John Lennon. As a boy, John had a dream: he wanted a gang. He loved the Richmal Crompton Just William books and wanted a gang just like that. He also loved words. And of course he loved the newly blossoming rock 'n roll of Elvis, Buddy Holly, Cliff and the Shadows .... Put it all together and he gave us the greatest musical quartet which has ever stalked the planet. Sure he needed Paul and George and Ringo. But he took the first steps on the long journey.
John. Steeped in anguish. Losing his mother, unable to find his place in school and college and then sucked dry by his fans. That drive and passion to release his talent combined with his anguish gave us amazing words and sounds. First tempered by his buddy Paul then an eclectic mix on his own.
It’s another reason we love The Beatles.
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