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Episode 97- John Lennon in 1967 with Tony Green (Part 3 of 3)

Glass Onion: On John Lennon

Release Date: 12/06/2023

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Glass Onion: On John Lennon

In the last episode before we notch up our century, Antony flies solo to muse on and discuss various items of Lennon interest. In order, these are the 40th anniversary of the ‘Milk And Honey’ album, the cancelling and virtues of the Lennon-penned Beatles song ‘Run For Your Life’, May Pang’s 2022 documentary ‘The Lost Weekend: A Love Story’, the work of Mike Williams and his theory on the impossibility of the recording of ‘Rubber Soul’ (Antony gets tied in knots at this point negotiating his position in the middle ground of the mainstream-conspiracy continuum!), and an...

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Glass Onion: On John Lennon

We conclude our 1967 odyssey by picking up from mid-June and detailing all the main Lennon and Beatles events for the rest of 1967. The Beatles are linked by satellite to hundreds of millions, they almost buy a Greek island, the Maharishi enters their lives and they make their own TV special just in time for it to be shown in black-and-white among the traditional wholesome Yuletide entertainment. In between all this, the rather sad life of Brian Epstein comes to an end, John Lennon’s first solo film project is unleashed onto the world, and a few more classic Beatlesongs are created. ...

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Glass Onion: On John Lennon

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Glass Onion: On John Lennon

Our latest Lennon odyssey starts with a review of the events of 1962, a tangential conversation in which Antony and guest David ‘Ghosty’ Wills freewheel into all kinds of other territory before setting the listeners up with some pre-1962 context on the Beatles’ progress on their own journey to musical and cultural world domination. 1962 was marked by a massive historical event, the Cuban Missile Crisis, which happened in the same year as the first appearances in the world of the Beatles’ music and a certain famous undercover spy known to absolutely everyone he meets, and as we often do...

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We conclude our 1967 odyssey by picking up from mid-June and detailing all the main Lennon and Beatles events for the rest of 1967.

The Beatles are linked by satellite to hundreds of millions, they almost buy a Greek island, the Maharishi enters their lives and they make their own TV special just in time for it to be shown in black-and-white among the traditional wholesome Yuletide entertainment.

In between all this, the rather sad life of Brian Epstein comes to an end, John Lennon’s first solo film project is unleashed onto the world, and a few more classic Beatlesongs are created.

We hope this deep dive into another incredible year for the Fabs and the world has pleased you. The hippy dream of course didn’t quite work but there was truly something in the air in ’67 and a communal spirit amidst the turmoil of the Vietnam War and the general madness of a crazy world.

The next Glass Onion episode will be out in a couple of weeks

 

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Review of Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ https://countercultureuk.com/2022/09/13/a-month-in-the-life-peter-jacksons-the-beatles-get-back-reviewed/

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episode links

Our World 1967

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_World_(1967_TV_program)

The Beatles perform ‘All You Need Is Love’ (colourised)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_paPrw0gAUo

The Rutles ‘Love Life’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukIsUd0r0YM

The Death of Brian Epstein

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5D3_NSLuyc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6wmiPIa88c&t=67s

Magical Mystery Tour film clip (John & Little Nicola)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTjP74avEpQ

James Hargreaves tries to make sense of the film!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CTIlgC0P0Q

Mr Creosote from ‘Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life’ (inspired by MMT film)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aczPDGC3f8U

George goes to Haight-Ashbury

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I-ThafU1e4

John & George with David Frost (about meditation)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rytubzzStM

Paul and George ‘have a word’ with the Maharishi in Sweden

https://webgrafikk.com/blog/paul-mccartney/sweden-1967/

The Fool On The hill session photo montage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B95SVtsBL7A

The Magical Mystery Tour party (21/12/67)

https://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/12/21/magical-mystery-tour-launch-party/

Sam Whiles dives deep on ‘Now And Then’

https://mccartneypod.podbean.com/e/now-and-then-history-review-paul-or-nothing-bonus-episode-125/