FINAL LENNON RADIO INTERVIEW TO BE REPEATED: A two-hour radio special featuring John Lennon’s last radio interview, recorded at the Dakota in New York City only hours before Lennon’s death on Dec. 8, 1980, will be syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks from Dec. 3-10 on stations around the U.S. The original team that conducted the interview — Dave Sholin, Laurie Kaye, Ron Hummel and Bert Keane — will discuss the interview again 30 years later and their memories of the day. Along with highlights from the interview, they’ll talk about meeting Lennon and Yoko Ono and a curbside encounter with Lennon’s killer. “From the moment John entered the room one could sense his energy and enthusiasm,” Sholin says, “He was so excited about ‘Double Fantasy’ and was looking forward to the future. He’d just turned 40 and felt like he was just getting going with so much more ahead, indeed “Starting Over.” The special will be mixed with music from the Lennon’s solo work, “Double Fantasy” album, as well as songs from The Beatles.
MAGAZINE ALERT: UNCUT’S LENNON SPECIAL: Picked this up at the local Border’s Sunday. Called “The Ultimate Lennon Guide,” it’s 148 pages of archival Lennon stories from publications including Melody Maker and New Musical Express, rare pics and just a wealth of good stuff. The cover price is $12.50, but this is one of the rare magazine tributes that with some real substance. Highly recommended.
LAURENCE JUBER APPEARANCES: He’ll on the air at 1:30 p.m. Monday at WFUV with Darren Devivo, then playing with the Les Paul Band at the Iridium in New York City Monday night.
WILBURY ANNIVERSARY: Check out our reflection on the Traveling Wilburys. “The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1” was released 22 years ago today.
HOW I WON THE WAR: Mark your calendars. “How I Won the War” will air at 4 a.m. ET Jan. 17 on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). (Here’s the January schedule.) This is available on Region 2 DVD in the UK, but it’s not available here on DVD and it should be. It is, however, available on VHS. Thanks to Bruce on our Abbeyrd Beatles Page Yahoo group (called abbeyrdbeatlespage) for the info. And if you’re on Linked In, join our Beatle fans all over the world group for alerts to our Beatles Examiner columns.
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