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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

Dec 19, 2019

We end the year with a deep dive into the much-maligned sound collage extraordinaire from John Lennon and Yoko Ono. There are multiple sound clips from the piece itself as well as contributions from well-respected music critic and Beatles author Allan Kozinn. Thanks also to Richard Buskin, Robert Rodriguez and Jason...

Dec 6, 2019

Film podcaster and Lennon/Beatles superfan Scott Phipps joins me to discuss with great affection John and Yoko’s artistic and eccentric 1972 film ‘Imagine’, which accompanied John Lennon’s album of the same name and Yoko’s album ‘Fly’. We will be recording a show about the 1988 ‘Imagine’ film in the...

Nov 27, 2019

The second of two bonus episode features an appearance by your humble host on the Beatles podcast 'When They Was Fab' earlier this month. Antony and hosts Ed and Lonnie discuss the 1982 documentary 'The Compleat Beatles', at the time the first complete documentary retelling of the story, plus some thoughts on the...

Nov 15, 2019

The first of two bonus episode features an appearance that your humble host made on the podcast 'The Mind Renewed' in July 2019. Julian Charles invited Antony to discuss his own somewhat Lennon-inspired music, specifically his last 2 albums.


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Nov 8, 2019

In this episode I talk to my mother Frances about what the 1960s were like for ordinary folk outside the 'Swinging Sixties' image. We discuss how things have changed since then in various aspects of everyday life and society, and which areas of life have improved or otherwise.


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