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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

Jul 27, 2023

In this episode, Antony and Ghosty start discussing the Beatles/Lennon events of 1962, covering January to June. Particular focus is put on the Pete Best issue and the death of Stuart Sutcliffe, not to mention John Lennon’s contentious and highly unique reaction to that death.

Every year in the Beatles story from around 1960 was packed with activity and full of psychodrama, and 1962 is no exception. As ever, there are interesting audio clips to complement the conversation, and our two intrepid Beatle commentators go on tangents in most of the right places…



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episode links

Stuart Sutcliffe: The Lost Beatle (documentary)

Eric Taros & Richard Buskin deep dive on Lennon’s first ‘Lost Weekend’ post-Stu Sutcliffe’s death

‘Guess the Beatles song’ challenges from the David Bennett Piano channel (search the channel for more)

Aunt Mimi interview from 1981

Aunt Mimi vs George Harrison