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The John Lennon solo song he called “Beatles-esque”

The John Lennon solo song he called “Beatles-esque”

The John Lennon solo song he called “Beatles-esque”
February 05
09:19 2022

For most of solo career, John Lennon did anything he could to separate himself from his former bandmates in The Beatles. It’s right there in the lyrics to Plastic Ono Band‘s ‘God’: “I don’t believe in Beatles / I just believe in me.” Although he recorded with George Harrison and Ringo Starr after the band broke up, not to mention his calls with Paul McCartney discussing bread, Lennon was eager to break away from his past as much as possible.

He would record songs that were specifically rejected by The Beatles, like ‘Cold Turkey’, and slag off any of his former songs, whether they were written by him or not. From calling ‘Maxwell’s Silver Hammer’ “granny shit” to labelling ‘And Your Bird Can Sing’ “a throwaway”, no Beatles-era sacred cow was safe from Lennon’s disdain.

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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