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Thread #78660 Message #2647251
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
03-Jun-09 - 07:45 AM
Thread Name: What's your favourite John Lennon song?
Subject: RE: What's your favourite John Lennon song?
Personally, it was flipping over the All You Need is Love 7" way back in the summer of 1967 that I regard as a seminal moment in my own musical history. Although only 6-years-old at the time I nevertheless recall my soul thrilling to the psychedelic folk bag-piping modality of Baby, You're a Rich Man which still brings a smile to my lips more than 40 years on.
No great Beatles Fan, they were part of the cultural ambience of my childhood - and along with other folkish popular musics, from Rolf Harris to Ennio Morricone, they helped shaped my musical vision in my formative years. Not as much as the Bonzo's though - Vivian Stanshall's recorder (that's English Flute to you, WAV) playing on Quiet Talks & Summer Walks (note: comes in around 2.30, after Neil Innes' spontaneous rendering of Zappa's Dog Breath) is likewise enduringly sublime...