As I’ve noted, when my sisters, a neighbor girl, and I used to charge the local kids a couple cents to watch us lipsynch to the songs of Beatles VI, I was John.
Ten years ago, I listed my Top Ten Lennon songs, which has not appreciably changed. BTW, NONE of the original music links worked, but I replaced at least those.
Here are some covers
A few covers of (Just Like) Starting Over.
Instrumentals from HELP
Since Coverville celebrated the 55th anniversary of the album HELP, I found the desire to listen to the instrumentals that were on the American soundtrack, arranged by Ken Thorne.
The James Bond Theme (Help ‘intro’). When I was about to be on JEOPARDY! back in 1998, Glenn Kagan from the show was going over my response card. He asked about my favorite group, to which I replied, “The Beatles.” This led to a conversation about the American Beatles albums and the two of us started doing this instrumental. I said, “I’m not familiar with that. How does it go?” We both laughed heartily. (On the videotape, this looks VERY goofy.)
Help is the first Beatles movie I ever saw. The title song is among the top five of my favorites of the group’s songs. Lennon said he wrote the song while feeling “the whole Beatles thing was just beyond comprehension” and subconsciously crying out for help.
John Lennon official site
A Songwriting Mystery Solved: Math Proves John Lennon Wrote ‘In My Life’
Rolling Stone interview, November 1968
An updated, comprehensive guide from Beginner Guitar HQ on how to play rhythm guitar like John Lennon
John Lennon posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1994.
Lest I forget, it’s also Sean Ono Lennon’s 45th birthday.