Today would have been John Lennon’s 72 Birthday.  John left us sadly 32 years ago but he left with us an incredible legacy of music. Here are 10 on my favorite tunes John Lennon.   Happy Birthday John!

“Music is everybody’s possession. It’s only publishers who think that people own it.” -John Lennon

Imagine

Recorded 1971 co-produced by Phil Spector. It was Lennon’s ultimate call for world peace.

Norwegian Wood

Recorded in 1965 for the Beatles “Rubber Soul”. The sitar makes a wonderful sound for this whimisical song. I love it. Source: The Beatles Bible.

Instant Karma

Another song with Phil Spector and his wife Yoko Ono. Lennon claims that the song just came to him during spiritual enlightenment.

Woman

The ultimate love song.

Watching the Wheels

This just might be my favorite Lennon tune.

Working Class Hero

A song of irony and protest of the treatment of the working class.

Revolution

This song was written while the Beatles were in India and features the most distortion of any Beatles tune. The song’s timing was sped up because Paul McCartney thought it was too slow.

Strawberry Fields Forever

“”I’ve seen Strawberry Field described as a dull, grimy place next door to him that John imagined to be a beautiful place, but in the summer it wasn’t dull and grimy at all: it was a secret garden. John’s memory of it wasn’t to do with the fact that it was a Salvation Army home; that was up at the house. There was a wall you could bunk over and it was a rather wild garden, it wasn’t manicured at all, so it was easy to hide in.”
Paul McCartney

You Got to Hide Your Love Away

“That’s me in my Dylan period again. I am like a chameleon, influenced by whatever is going on. If Elvis can do it, I can do it. If the Everly Brothers can do it, me and Paul can. Same with Dylan.”
John Lennon
All We Are Saying, David Sheff

Help

I love the harmonies.