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Glass Onion: On John Lennon

Welcome to 'Glass Onion: On John Lennon', a podcast deep dive into the music and complex psychology of an icon who lived many lifetimes within his 40 years. The show also looks a contextual look at the time in which he lived and includes discussions with people who knew him and many who have written about him.

By Antony Rotunno

Jan 28, 2023

Compilation albums come in many shapes and sizes and some can be justified while others rely on good marketing and glossy packaging to persuade consumers to part with their hard-earned money for the same material.

This is an appearance by your humble host on the ‘When they Was Fab’ podcast back in December 2020 discussing the mind-boggling number of John Lennon compilation albums that have been foisted on the public since 1975.

The conversation is preceded by a long introduction from Antony discussing various talking points from a recent reread of ‘The Beatles: The Authorised Biography’ by Hunter Davies.


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‘When They Was Fab’ podcast

‘When They Was Fab’ review the Two of Us TV film (previously reviewed on Glass Onion Episode 86)

Antony on ‘2Legs: A Paul McCartney Podcast’- John & Paul’s relationship

Antony on ‘Pop Goes The 60s discussing ‘You Never Give Me Your Money’


episode links

List of John Lennon compilation albums

Hunter Davies Beatles Authorised Biography

Paul McCartney with Hunter Davies- May 1981

Jimi Hendrix great one-liner with Dick Cavett

The Chilis do ‘I Found Out’

Cheap Trick rip through ‘Cold Turkey’

Yoko Ono Give Peace A Chance 2005 Remix

SATB podcast on Philip Norman