February 24, 2011

John Lennon on songwriting

Probably Dick Cavett’s most famous interview is his 1970 conversation with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.  It’s pretty wonderful and I’ve seen it a bunch of times.  However, here’s a clip I’d never seen.  It’s after the interview where John & Yoko take questions from the audience.

Here, Mr. Lennon speaks quite deliberately about how he writes - and how and why his style has changed throughout his life.  I’m not sure I’ve ever heard Mr. Lennon speak about his writing this way - so concisely eloquent.

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    “I suddenly realized … I should put all my energy into writing the song, into the lyric. So then I transferred any...
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    he wasnt just a song writer, he was an Artist. "well i dont really care"
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