John Lennon’s birthday – and the time I almost but not quite got the chance to interview him!

John Lennon would have been 79 today. I can’t help his being one of my heroes. It’s despite myself. I’ve read enough about Johnny to know that he wasn’t always a nice guy. I know he treated some people very badly. Yeh, he treated some people very well! But he left scars. We hadn’t a … Continue reading John Lennon’s birthday – and the time I almost but not quite got the chance to interview him!

When Johnny came to Mulranny

I pride myself on knowing quite a bit about The Beatles. Occasionally, I will try to turn a conversation around so that I can tell people that the backing singers on Across the Universe were actually two fans who’d been hanging around outside the Abbey Road studios. “Really?” someone will say. And that allows me … Continue reading When Johnny came to Mulranny

If Only John Lennon Was Here

Protest songs. They’ve been around forever. This year, Childish Gambino made Number One on the Billboard chart with This is America. But protest songs go all the way back to the American Civil War. They take various forms. They can plead for peace. They can demand that wrongs be put right. They can be angry. … Continue reading If Only John Lennon Was Here