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Episode 99- Gimme Some (More) Truth

Glass Onion: On John Lennon

Release Date: 02/15/2024

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Glass Onion: On John Lennon

And so we complete the milestone! Scott Phipps once again joins Antony to complete their whistle-stop, greatest hits tour through John Lennon and the 1960s. Scott gives us a brief sketch of each year through a few news events (some extremely random but no less interesting) before our two intrepid heroes each pick a Beatles/Lennon talking point, this time covering the years 1965 to 1969. Thanks once more to all those who’ve been on the Glass Onion journey. My heart has truly been touched by the interest shown in what has been a 5-and-a-half-year odyssey exploring the utterly unique...

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Glass Onion: On John Lennon

What better way to mark Glass Onion’s century than with a traditional multi-parter? In the first of two shows to celebrate our milestone, Antony is joined again by Scott Phipps to take a whistle-stop, greatest hits tour through John Lennon and the decade that made him and which he helped propel into history. Scott puts on his ‘Rainbow Valley’ trousers (see show notes) to sketch out each year for us before we each pick a Beatles/Lennon talking point for discussion. This time we tackle 1960 to 1964 as our hero goes from pure rocker to public figure and part of a national obsession. He also...

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Glass Onion: On John Lennon

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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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We round off Glass Onion’s 5th year with a personal episode. Antony explores further his origin story with John Lennon and the ongoing relationship and fascination with the subject of our show (yes, it’s our show). You will also hear some writing that didn’t quite culminate in a book this year, and there’s some discussion of childhood, both Antony’s and John’s, and the glorification of it. Finally, did you know myopia was a superpower?   Enjoy the show and see you in 2024! Feedback to    Support the show at OR   Facebook page-  Twitter...

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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

In this episode we start to work our merry way through the Lennon/Beatles events events of this most swinging of Beatleyears, reaching mid-June.  The Fabs start off by releasing what could be their greatest single ever and then turn their full attention to creating what is surely at least their most famous album, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. We cover the recording, album cover, launch party, release and legacy of ‘Pepper’, as well as some of the other songs recorded around the same time and used for other singles and projects.  In amongst all this, John Lennon...

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Glass Onion: On John Lennon

1967 is a year that has gone into legend for various reasons. Was it the year of peace and love? Was there any real love in it at all? Or was it just like any other year, a heady mix of everything good and bad about the human race and society? Before looking at what was undoubtedly a ground-breaking and life-changing year for John Lennon and The Beatles, myself and my guest, writer Tony Green, have a look at the year of 1967 out there in the big, bad world. As is traditional in this series, we discuss some key events of the year, births and deaths, films and non-Beatles singles and albums ...

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Glass Onion: On John Lennon

Ken McNab and I complete our discussion about his new book 'Shake It Up Baby!: The Rise of Beatlemania And The Mayhem of 1963' and the general atmosphere and events of that breathless year. This time round, we cover the second half of the year as our four intrepid musical explorers continue their furious work rate and have their first proper brushes with the British establishment. They also record and release their second album and yet more seminal singles, and slowly set their sights on the ‘land of milk and honey’ across the Atlantic while conquering their homeland completely and...

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Following the shows on 1962, we seamlessly move to 1963 with the welcome return of Ken McNab to talk about his new book 'Shake It Up Baby!: The Rise of Beatlemania And The Mayhem of 1963'. After Ken gives some thoughts on Peter Jackson’s ‘Get Back’ (his previous appearances on Glass Onion were prior to its release), we cover the events of the first half of the year and the slow creep of Beatlemania. The Beatles move from also-rans to bill-toppers while covering an incredible amount of ground criss-crossing the country on British tours. They also record and release their first album and a...

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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 extended look at the 2000 ‘Gimme Some Truth’ documentary.

Finally there’s a look at the recent Apple TV documentary ‘John Lennon: Murder Without A Trial’ and David Whelan’s new book ‘Mind Games: The Assassination of John Lennon’, both of which naturally focus on the grisly events of December 8th 1980.

There are multiple audio clips as ever and what is probably a record number of links in the show notes.

Episode 100 will appear in March

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episode links

John Lennon Real Life childhood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P3crKoa8tg

 

Antony’s ‘white reggae’ song ‘New World (Order)’

https://antonyrotunno.bandcamp.com/track/new-world-order

 

Mike Pachelli guitar lesson for ‘Run For Your Life’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMLC8Hhb13s

 

‘The Lost Weekend: A Love Story

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt19812518/?ref_=tt_urv

 

Tony King as the Queen of England

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx-DNpoKfVg

 

Julian Lennon - Saltwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7vdP0VZ3dE

 

Mike Williams on the impossibility of ‘Rubber Soul’ and other theories

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccEhmQ0M4FY&list=PLAW3gU1yflm_lFhOhwLoIQRXg8ZHLhevX

 

Olivia Harrison- ‘Hello Billy’ or ‘Hello babes’?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO1Q8qkVf6c

 

Ably House play ‘I Feel Fine’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkugg_tWV0Q

 

What did John Lennon play on George Harrison's songs?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtd-sug3i8c

 

Trailer for ‘John Lennon: Murder Without A Trial (on Apple TV)

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

 

David Whelan’s Substack page

https://substack.com/@davidwhelan

 

David’s ‘Mind Games’ book

https://freepress.org/article/book-review-mind-games-assassination-john-lennon

 

David on the ‘Something About The Beatles’ podcast

https://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/2024/02/09/275-anomalies-in-the-assassination-of-john-lennon-with-david-whelan/

The Man Who Shot John Lennon (1988 documentary)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J8aMKRZZwQ

Dr Stephen Lynn squirms!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bkw25rVcn84