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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Baby Boomer Thursdays: John Lennon's Jukebox

No real estate on Thursdays, just some boomer nostalgia...

So John Lennon, no introduction needed, apparently had a personal jukebox for his home. The item was discovered during a 1989 auction, and sold for less than $5,000 US at the time.

Over the years, many an interview with various Beatles touched upon their influences and musical foundations, but the jukebox is something much more illustrative.

The playlist is in John's own handwriting and gives an almost living insight into the songs and artists that he deemed important, formative, and enjoyable.

There are only 41 titles from the mid 1950's through 1966. Somehow we missed it, but PBS Great Performances ran a special on it a couple of times in the past. Let's take a look at one of the songs John chose.

Fontella Bass, who actually had 5 tunes in the Top 100 during 1965 and 1966 gives us this week's video clip. The performance from Shindig! is the anthem Rescue Me, which reached # 4 on the US charts, and John's jukebox as well.

1 minute and 52 seconds.
Incidentally, the backup singers on the right are The Blossoms, who provided vocal support to an amazing number of people. Their biggest hit in their own right was probably Needle in a Haystack from 1965.


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Anonymous Vancouver realtor said...

I truly am going nuts when I find a post about music realated themes. I'm a fan of music in Vancouver. So everytime I go browsing the real estate scene on the web I also hope I fond another ethusiasts of music. And the Lennon jukebox is truly a revealing artifact. A personal item always can say more about an artist than a thousand interviews. And the music he listened to speaks in tongues.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Black Bear Realty said...

Wow, real estate and music, not things that intersect very often. Checked out both of your sites, have always heard that Vancouver was hip. You take some great photos by the way. Thanks a lot for your kind words.

4:15 PM  

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