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May Pang on how Joni Mitchell “embarrassed” John Lennon

May Pang on how Joni Mitchell “embarrassed” John Lennon

May Pang on how Joni Mitchell “embarrassed” John Lennon
November 20
11:18 2023

On any list of the greatest songwriters, you’re almost guaranteed to see the names of John Lennon and Joni Mitchell. The former penned a selection of the most enduring and esteemed tracks of all time with his Beatles songwriting partner Paul McCartney, while the latter infused folk with a newfound freshness through poetic lyricism and full instrumentation. Each of them changed songwriting forever, influencing generations of budding lyricists, but the pair themselves weren’t exactly the biggest fans of each other’s work. In fact, they openly shared their criticism and downright dislike for one another. Between class differences and Lennon’s attempts to force commerciality on Mitchell, the two never could see eye to eye.

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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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