Monday, April 5, 2010

Assorted John news

- From October 9th to December 9th, Liverpool will be celebrating John's legacy with a "festival of art, music, film and poetry."

- AOL Radio Blog's "Top 10 John Lennon Songs."

- On May 10th, the DVD and Blu-ray of Nowhere Boy will be released in the UK. The movie is also slated to open the Nashville Film Festival later this month.

- Deets about Lennon Naked and John Lennon: Rare and Unseen.

- Here in the U.S. on April 17th, Capitol/EMI will reissue three of John's singles - "Mother," "Imagine," and "Watching the Wheels" - in 45 RPM vinyl form to support Record Store Day.

- The Village Voice recently republished its withering review of Richard Lester's 1967 black comedy, How I Won the War, which starred John as Musketeer Gripweed.

- Finally, author Jude Kessler is planning a 9-part biography of John. The first installment, Shoulda Been There, has already been released, and the second will be available in October.

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