It's that day again - it rolls around once a year - and is the day the music died - well, for millions of us who still care. That bleak day - back in early December of 1980, when that cowardly, chubby little troll - gunned down John Lennon. But as I've stated in previous … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? John Lennon – Menlove Avenue
Amongst four Young brothers (and one sister Margaret), its well-known that three of those brothers went on to phenomenal music careers. Easybeat George, Malcolm and Angus to AC/DC (obviously) – but what do you know about the other brother, the one that stayed behind in Scotland, Alexander Young ? The Young’s parents, William (1911–85) and … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: About the ‘other’ Young brother, Grapefruit & Accept.
Another year rolls past and we are on the eve - yet again, of the death of John Lennon. 32 years since that cowardly, chubby little troll gunned him down. Tonight, I am playing Mind Games back to back and it's gear. So the record was poorly received by music critics back in 73 ? … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? John Lennon – Mind Games
Now here is a classic image taken by Mr Rockbrat, during the english summer of 1991. Known world over as the childhood home of John Lennon, 251 Menlove Avenue is still high on the list of Beatle-droids visiting Liverpool. The National Trust, who had previously acquired Macca's childhood home did not purchase this property, and … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Mendips – 251 Menlove Avenue
Today it is 31 years since a cowardly, chubby little troll robbed the world of one of the greatest songwriters ever - and one of my rock n roll heroes. I hate the word 'anniversary' which people often use to remember this day. Anniversaries are usually filled with fondness and good thoughts and that was … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? John Lennon/Yoko Ono – Double Fantasy
On Wednesday 8th December 2010 - Mr Rockbrat thought he'd call Sydney Radio Announcer and Beatle fan Tim Webster to chat about John Lennon - it being the 30 year anniversary of his death. Listen here.
Y'know I can't think of too many Rockbrat associates who do not dig John Lennon. 30 years ago this week he was senselessly gunned down. I cannot believe it is three decades. I couldn't believe it when - in 1990 - I spied 10 year memorial magazines on sale, now it is thirty ! How … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: The Great John Lennon – 30 Years Gone
December 8, 2010 and thirty years since John Winston was murdered by that fat lunatic. Where do the years go ? I recall the 10 year anniversary of his death like it was yesterday. Anyway, when I think of Lennon, I think back to December, 1993 when Mr Rockbrat and Cowboy Col were in the … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: John Lennon, Liverpool & The Blue Angel
Psst...wanna know which books on the Fab 4 are the best ones out there ? Well I'll give you the scoop folks. The titles you should definitely own are the ones written by Geoffrey Giuliano. This is just the opnion of Mr Rockbrat - so before you bombard me with e-mail about how Bill Harry … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: What are the best Beatles books worth owning ?
Tomorrow, the 9th October - John Lennon would turn 70 years old. The question many rock n roll fans ponder is 'Would he still be producing music at 70 - if he was still alive' ? Can it really be thirty - yes, thirty years since his terrible death ? Where has the time gone … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: John Lennon at 70 – Happy Birthday !
Oasis are a giant beast - bigger than maybe the Gallagher brothers themselves, or so I thought. I was sure that they would carry on in some form much like the Stones. But when big brother Noel walked out on the band for what seems like the final time one year ago - he effectively … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Why Noel and Liam Gallagher Cannot Resolve Their Differences ?
'Loving John' by May Pang (1983) Published in 1983, this book is one I will keep forever. The most interesting Beatles books are the ones penned by people with genuine relationships to one of the Beatles (ie Pete Shotton's 'In My Life' - also released back in 83) and this one by John and Yoko's … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Reading Today ? ‘Loving John’ by May Pang