John Lennon would have been 72 years old today.
While both John and Paul went on to successful careers on their own, the sum was always greater than the individual parts. Nothing they did alone could ever compete with the musical genius of Lennon-McCartney.
As we celebrate John's birthday, let's taste a couple from the Fab Four, then go into some solo stuff.
"The Night Before" ...off the Help album. For fun music, you can't get much better than this album.
"Revolution" ...off The White Album. Released a year later, this album showed the direction they took with Sgt. Pepper, was just the tip of the iceberg. This clip has a few words from John about the song.
And a couple of solo tastes...
"Watching the Wheels" ...from Double Fantasy. Is there a better song describing finding contentment in your life...don't think so.
"Imagine" ...To write a hundred memorable songs in your lifetime is a feat done by only a few. John also wrote an anthem for the world.