The Beatles were one of the most popular bands of all time throughout the ’60s and ’70s. Even after their split the fab four were some of the most famous celebrities on the planet. Unfortunately, John Lennon was murdered in 1970 by Mark David Chapman, bringing his journey as a musician and an artist to an end.
50 years after his death, Lennon would have been turning 80 years old.
Next month, October, will see his birthday, and to commemorate the star’s life a free streamed John Lennon tribute concert is being held.
The concert is going to be packed full of artists who have in some way been influenced by the singer over the years.
Included in the line up is KT Tunstall, John Illsley of Dire Straits, Richard Curtis, Laura Jean Anderson, Blurred Vision and many more.
“When I got back [from Toronto],” Lennon said. “There were a few meetings and Allen said: ‘Cool it’.
“‘Cause there was a lot to do [with The Beatles] business-wise, and it wouldn’t have been suitable at the time.”
He continued by adding: “Then we were discussing something in the office with Paul, and Paul was saying to do something.
“And I kept saying: ‘No, no, no’ to everything he said.”
He said: “So it came to a point that I had to say something.”
Going on tell Paul exactly what was going on, he said: “So I said: ‘The group’s over, I’m leaving.’
“Allen [Klein] was there, and he was saying: ‘Don’t tell.’
“He didn’t want me to tell Paul even. But I couldn’t help it, I couldn’t stop it, it came out.”
Published at Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:34:20 +0000