For John’s 70th




In 1975, John Lennon released Rock N Roll, where, working with Phil Spector, he revisited and covered songs from the early days of rock. Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly songs made their way onto the album, as did Ben E. King’s 1961 classic “Stand By Me” (watch above.) Lennon was 35 years old at the time, and today (if you haven’t heard) he would have turned 70. Imagine if the second half of his life, so abruptly stolen from him, could have been as fruitful as the first half. Just imagine…

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  • Great song! One of my favourites. I always thought his voice was so raw when he sang this, it was a contrast to much of his work with the Beatles and his songs on Double Fantasy.

    -Billy

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