We move on to John Lennon in our annual remembrance of the lives of two men who were a part of something that probably will never happen again, the phenomenon that was the Beatles.
Dec.8th is the 30th anniversary of John's death, just astonishing to me, where has the time gone?
I won't bore you again with my personal memories of that night, but it was a shocker.
John is 30 years gone...for most of us, that's almost twice as long as he was an active, significant part of our lives!
And he would have turned 70 on Oct.9th, same birthday as his son, Sean.
I'll cherry pick some more from those delightful 1963 BBC Sessions, highlighting John, from Pop Go The Beatles.
There is a real fun moment in here regarding George Martin's non-appearance on the show, and the Beatles need for the piano part Martin played on A Hard Day's Night.
I'll take you back for some more Roots Rock too.
Then some dialogue simply between a father and a son, but with a cute surprise in its content.
Followed by a Lennon song that for me, always makes me think how unprepared I was for their losses.
I'll end with a seasonal song, but more intimate with just John and Yoko- not the version with the children's chorus you are used to hearing.
What can I say? I miss those two guys and wish they were still around.
But when you think about it, it's all perspective.
Including their solo careers, they left us with a vast library of great music.
So, are the Beatles now half empty or half full?
And given the joy they provided in my life and so many others lives, does it even matter?
Here's the link to a celebration of a life, at WLSO.FM: