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John Lennon Missing Recordings Discovered and Released
The Journal of Business ^ | Dec. 3, 2009

Posted on 12/03/2009 6:59:16 AM PST by Military family member

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently some rare and unreleased John Lennon recordings were discovered in a vault. These recordings were taped on August 19, 1980. They were done separately from the mysteriously missing video footage that was filmed at what is believed to be John Lennon's last recording session with his band prior to his death. Even more incredible, these recordings have never been released until now.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beatles; discovered; johnlennon; lennon; missing; recordings; released

1 posted on 12/03/2009 6:59:18 AM PST by Military family member
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To: Military family member

Not my favorite Beatle.


2 posted on 12/03/2009 7:00:55 AM PST by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Military family member

Yoko Ono must need money. . . .


3 posted on 12/03/2009 7:01:51 AM PST by Garvin (When it comes to my freedom, there will be no debate. There will be a fight)
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To: Westbrook

Who gets the money? Yoko? Paul? or Micheal Jackson’s estate?


4 posted on 12/03/2009 7:03:02 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Military family member
www.LennonTapes.com

Music samples not working for me - anyone else?

5 posted on 12/03/2009 7:03:07 AM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Military family member

I can hardly contain my excitement. Back in the 80’s I bought his “Live in New York” (I think that was the title) album. On the album he attempts to perform the song “Come Together,” which he wrote, and couldn’t even remember the words!!!!

What a wasted has-been.


6 posted on 12/03/2009 7:08:35 AM PST by fredhead (Liberals think globally, reason rectally, act idiotically.)
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To: massgopguy
Michael Jackson's estate will get nothing. These recordings cannot be part of any Beatles catalog.

I would think Yoko would profit from any funds derived from the sale of these recordings...if she owns them. Otherwise, the actual owner would be the beneficiary....after a long court battle that we all know is coming.

7 posted on 12/03/2009 7:09:00 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.)
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To: Military family member

Hope that “imagine there’s no heaven” thing is working out for him.


8 posted on 12/03/2009 7:10:40 AM PST by RabidBartender (Rob Scaaf for Missouri State Senate http://schaafforsenate.com/)
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To: Military family member

Great, more drivel from “The Untalented One”.


9 posted on 12/03/2009 7:13:12 AM PST by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Military family member; Westbrook
Related...

The Lost John Lennon Interview
"Power to the People"

TA (interviewer): In a way you were even thinking about politics when you seemed to be knocking revolution?

JL (Lennon): Ah, sure, 'Revolution' . There were two versions of that song but the underground left only picked up on the one that said 'count me out'. The original version which ends up on the LP said 'count me in' too; I put in both because I wasn't sure. There was a third version that was just abstract, musique concrete, kind of loops and that, people screaming. I thought I was painting in sound a picture of revolution--but I made a mistake, you know. The mistake was that it was anti-revolution.

On the version released as a single I said 'when you talk about destruction you can count me out'. I didn't want to get killed. I didn't really know that much about the Maoists, but I just knew that they seemed to be so few and yet they painted themselves green and stood in front of the police waiting to get picked off. I just thought it was unsubtle, you know. I thought the original Communist revolutionaries coordinated themselves a bit better and didn't go around shouting about it. That was how I felt--I was really asking a question. As someone from the working class I was always interested in Russia and China and everything that related to the working class, even though I was playing the capitalist game.

http://beatlesnumber9.com/lostlennon.html

10 posted on 12/03/2009 7:13:58 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: newfreep
Music samples not working for me - anyone else?

"Get started" and "Stay longer" seem to work, such as they are. ("Get started" starts with obscenities; had to turn down the volume rather fast.) None of the others worked for me.

Very distinctive, resonant speaking voice on Lennon. But musically, absolutely lost, by the sound of him. Seems to have no concern or clue about what sounds good.

11 posted on 12/03/2009 7:20:06 AM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: Military family member

Filthy worthless hippy.


12 posted on 12/03/2009 7:25:08 AM PST by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: Military family member
I really liked the early Beatles. I was stationed in Germany and we had a band and covered a lot of Beatle songs. I really appreciated the songs, the chords, the harmonies and the arrangements of Lennon and McCartney were almost unbelievable.

However, as they progressed, turned to drugs and started hanging out in Bangladesh and dressing like Ricky Ricardo had a yard sale, their music started getting weirder and weirder. I never used drugs so perhaps that's why I didn't "get it"...who knows. I think "Rubber Soul" was the last album I bought of them, and I liked about half of those songs.

Then, when Yoko Ono came on the scene I just dismissed them for dead and never followed any of them after the Beatles broke up. I don't think I even remember anything either of them did on a "solo" basis.

So, I personally don't care about Lennon's missing recordings, especially if that skank Ono is on them.
13 posted on 12/03/2009 7:28:33 AM PST by FrankR (SENATE: You cram it down our throats in '09, We'll shove it up your ass in '10...count on it.)
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To: FrankR

I loved “Dear Prudence”, sitting on an ACAV in Vietnam, cleaning a 50 cal machine gun.


14 posted on 12/03/2009 7:37:27 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Military family member

Probably like all those other “never released!” recordings by some late, great artist: Because they SUCKED and folks didn’t want them to get out in the public!


15 posted on 12/03/2009 7:52:59 AM PST by Moltke (DOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the Big House - HOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the White House.)
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To: Military family member; All

There’s a poll about Obama at the linked site that needs Freeping. Ha ha ha.


16 posted on 12/03/2009 7:58:17 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Garvin
Yoko Ono must need money

Probably for singing lessons.


17 posted on 12/03/2009 8:01:32 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Socialism is hip until somebody loses a paycheck)
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To: Military family member

There’s a good reason the songs were never released.


18 posted on 12/03/2009 8:02:48 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Military family member

Yawn.

The Kinks and the Zombies have worn better, maybe even the Dave Clark Five for gosh sake. The Stones aged like a fine wine - the Beatles, after Rubber Soul, devolved into rancid self absorbtion, and Lennon led the pack.


19 posted on 12/03/2009 8:04:11 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Military family member

John Lennon was nothing without Ringo.


20 posted on 12/03/2009 8:07:03 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: dagogo redux

Obviously there are not many musicians or songwriters on this site. Of the groups you named all of them have stated they don’t come close to The Beatles . Most bands from the sixties to present day when asked to pick the all time top band have picked The Beatles. As far as the Stones go The Beatles were only together for 7 years and they had more number one hits than the Stones who have been together for 35. Even classical musicians have given The Beatles critical acclaim and play there music all over the world.


21 posted on 12/03/2009 8:32:49 AM PST by rick11
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To: rick11

There’s the Beatles and then there’s all the rest.
It cracks me up how many know-nothing children post on Beatles threads.
From this point, I’ll follow the advice of Confucius: “Only a fool argues with a fool.”


22 posted on 12/03/2009 8:40:36 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: rick11

Yup.


23 posted on 12/03/2009 8:42:32 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: big'ol_freeper; rick11

Agreed. If I could be 1/100 the songwriter that John Lennon was I would die happy.

And if someone went through my old tape drawer they would find much worse. Sometimes tapes run just as a sort of audio sketch pad.

And if I was responsible for what my old girlfriends did? OMG


24 posted on 12/03/2009 8:51:36 AM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: freedomlover

LOL...well stated.


25 posted on 12/03/2009 8:57:53 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: rick11

Yep


26 posted on 12/03/2009 10:09:27 AM PST by ansel12 (Scozzafava/Romney 2012)
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To: rick11

agreed, loved the beatles, and cried dec 8, 1980....


27 posted on 12/03/2009 10:34:05 AM PST by raygunfan
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To: rick11

Once again, yawn. Their stuff lost its appeal for me even before its time passed. You milage may vary.


28 posted on 12/03/2009 11:20:04 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: rick11

Once again, yawn. Their stuff lost its appeal for me even before its time passed. Your milage may vary.


29 posted on 12/03/2009 11:21:02 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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