July, 2015

Composers > Love > The Secret Wife - John Lennon and Cynthia Powell
by Georg Predota | July 30th, 2015

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John Lennon and Cynthia Powell

Love is a rather infrequent visitor to the world of sex & drugs & Rock and Roll! Love ballads do constitute an important genre within the repertory of most bands, but reality frequently looks decidedly different. John Lennon, the founder [...] more >>

Composers > Inspiration > Let’s Skiffle - John Lennon and the Quarrymen
by Georg Predota | July 29th, 2015

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John Lennon and the Quarrymen

The musical genre called “Skiffle” originated in African-American culture in the early 20th century. Drawing its influences from jazz, blues, and folk, it usually featured poor musicians using homemade or improvised instruments. Washboards, jugs, cigar-box fiddles and comb-and-paper kazoos accompanied [...] more >>