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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

Mar 21, 2019

Part 2 of a very enjoyable freeform discussion with music professor and Beatles podcaster Dave Thurmaier In this part, Dave and I carry on discussing the technical side of Lennon McCartney’s music plus some key Lennon lyrics, we look at the Coleman vs Goldman views of John Lennon's state of mind and lifestyle...

Mar 15, 2019

Part 1 of a very enjoyable freeform discussion on all things John Lennon (plus some inevitable Macca/Beatles crossover)with music professor and Beatles podcaster Dave Thurmaier (he's the one on the right!). In this part, we discuss such topics as Dave’s podcast, the many incarnations of John, why he makes for such...

Mar 7, 2019

As the title suggests, requested questions and comments for me to riff on.


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Mar 1, 2019

Episode 4 is the second of a 2-part interview with ex and current member of The Quarrymen, Rod Davis. In this section, we discuss at some length the famous Woolton Village Fete of 6th July 1957 and the recording made on that day, as well as the Eleanor Rigby gravestone, Rod's views on the film 'Nowhere Boy' and his life...