Wednesday night marks the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death. We pay tribute to one of the most influential musicians in the history of music through a special 2-hour edition of Icon Fetch, tonight at 9pm Eastern. The show will feature live calls from listeners and recorded interviews with a wide array of musicians who were affected by Lennon’s talent.
Among the guests are May Pang, who was Lennon’s girlfriend during the year and a half “Lost Weekend;” Delbert McClinton, who taught Lennon how to play the harmonica in the early days of the Beatles; and Tommy James of the Shondells, Wally Bryson of the Raspberries, and Gary Wright, who all had a chance to meet Lennon during his lifetime. Other artists include Grammy winners Shelby Lynne and David Lanz; rockers Dwight Twilley and Donnie Iris; melodic songwriters Marshall Crenshaw and Jason Falkner; and underground veterans Peter Case and Steve Wynn. Several authors who have written recent books about the singer, including Robert Rodriguez, Ken Sharp and Keith Elliot Greenberg, will also weigh in with their thoughts.
The show is available through www.iconfetch.com. It will be simulcast at blogtalkradio.com/iconfetch.