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#48 – John Lennon Tribute Show

John Lennon

Thursday night marked the 31th 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.  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, Gary Wright and Wally Bryson of the Raspberries, 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 John Lennon Tribute airs Wednesday night at 9pm EST at www.iconfetch.com.  The show will be simulcast through www.blogtalkradio.com/iconfetch.  For those unable to hear the program live, it will be available through either address as an online stream immediately following the live broadcast.

#46 – Ken Sharp – Starting Over: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy

Starting Over: the Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy by Ken Sharp

John Lennon Tribute Week kicks off with author Ken Sharp, who has just penned “Starting Over: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy” (MTV books).  Sharp talks with a wide array of people who were involved with Lennon’s comeback album, including Yoko Ono, David Geffen, the session musicians, the producer, engineer and photographer.  All of them paint an interesting picture of what would end up being the singer’s final studio album released during his lifetime.  We also talk to Sharp about his own infectious music.