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Your host Antony recently appeared on the 'Classic Film Jerks' podcast to take a comedic but still analytical look at the Beatles’ first film ‘A Hard Day’s Night’. Is it a classic? You can probably guess what I thought but what did Michael and Andrew from CFJ conclude after their first watch? The intro to the show contains more information on the u…
 
Journalist and Glass Onion listener Spencer Cox joins me for a wide-ranging deep dive into John Lennon 1980, psychology, drugs and even the British royal family (just briefly...)Enjoy!Feedback and voluntary Paypal donations to glassonionpod@yahoo.comFacebook page-https://www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpodTwitter handletwitter.com/OnionLennonAntony's …
 
The second half of a double swapcast with Sam from the 'Paul or Nothing' podcast looking at Lennon and McCartney's covers album adventures is a review of Paul's 'Russian album', CHOBA B CCCP. Links to Sam's show can be found belowEnjoy!Feedback and voluntary Paypal donations to glassonionpod@yahoo.comFacebook page-www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpodTw…
 
Sam Whiles of 'Paul or Nothing' guest hosts the first part of a double swapcast looking at Lennon and McCartney's covers album adventures. First up is John's 'Rock And Roll' album from 1975. Links to Sam's show can be found belowEnjoy!Feedback and voluntary Paypal donations to glassonionpod@yahoo.comFacebook page-www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpodTwi…
 
Caitlin Hair returns to offer more first-hand memories of the Lennons, Albert Goldman, Fred Seaman and her mother Marnie, who was a close friend of both Yoko and Goldman, in the ongoing quest of this podcast to find the truth about John Lennon's final years. The conversation is preceded by another guitar lesson from the host and also the launch of …
 
Matt Sergiou joins me to talk about some of the occult and conspiratorial aspects of the Beatles and John Lennon. The discussion covers, among other things, the 60s counterculture, LSD, mind control and hypnosis. There are links to Matt's work belowEnjoy!Feedback and voluntary Paypal donations to glassonionpod@yahoo.comFacebook page-www.facebook.co…
 
In a break from the regular shows, here is an appearance made by Antony in January on the excellent Elvis Presley podcast ‘TCBCast’, discussing some of the parallels and differences between Elvis and The Beatles. Topics include their management, tribute acts, their films, Beatles songs covered by Elvis and the songs covered by both acts. The discus…
 
Dan Richter makes a welcome return to the show as we tackle the difficult label of 'genius', using among other things Dan's recollections of his close working relationships with John Lennon and Stanley Kubrick. The conversation is preceded by another 'guitar lesson' from your host AntonyEnjoy!Feedback and voluntary Paypal donations to glassonionpod…
 
Ken Womack joins me to talk about his 2020 book which looks at the final year of John's life. Among other things, we discuss New York and London, the recovery of John's muse and the impossibility of knowing what was really going on behind closed doors in that most contentious year. The conversation is preceded by your host reading a remarkable list…
 
Al Sussman joins me for a freewheeling discussion of the enigma that was John Lennon and various other topics. Al is an author and also the long-time executive editor of 'Beatlefan' magazine. The conversation is preceded by your host showing some of the Beatles tricks and common chord structures on guitar.Enjoy!Feedback and voluntary Paypal donatio…
 
The conclusion of my talk with David 'Ghosty' Wills about the relationship between John Lennon and Elvis Presley, this time focusing on the 1970s/early 80s period and the unfortunate demise of our two heroes in very different circumstances, as well as discussing their legacies and the public's rather morbid fascination with deathEnjoy!!Feedback and…
 
David 'Ghosty' Wills and I continue our deep dive into the relationship between John Lennon and Elvis Presley, this time focusing on the 1960s period, including the 1965 Beatles & Elvis summit meeting and Elvis's Comeback Special and early Las Vegas periodEnjoy!!Feedback and voluntary Paypal donations to glassonionpod@yahoo.comFacebook page-www.fac…
 
For this first-ever Glass Onion 3-parter, I'm joined by radio DJ David 'Ghosty' Wills for a deep dive into the relationship between John Lennon and Elvis Presley, both with their meeting in 1965 (this will be covered in Part 2)and all the other strands that interwove them.Enjoy!!Feedback and voluntary Paypal donations to glassonionpod@yahoo.comFace…
 
In this episode of the show, I'm joined by Ben Rowling and Caitlin Hair to discuss the opposite narratives of John Lennon presented in the biographies written by Ray Coleman and Albert Goldman. Caitlin is the daughter of one of Goldman's key sources for the Dakota years (1975-80) and she shares personal reminiscences of her time as a child in that …
 
A recent appearance by your humble host on the excellent 'Under The Covers' podcast, discussing John's best and worst cover versions, both with The Beatles and in his solo career. Expect lots of 'Mr Moonlight'!Enjoy!Feedback to glassonionpod@yahoo.comFacebook page-www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpodTwitter pagetwitter.com/OnionLennonPlease (x many) li…
 
Kit O'Toole, Ken McNab and I finish counting down the worst to best John Lennon albums, including his contributions to Beatles albums. There are links to Kit and Ken's work below.Enjoy!Feedback to glassonionpod@yahoo.comFacebook page-www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpodTwitter pagetwitter.com/OnionLennonyou tube versionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N…
 
Kit O'Toole and Ken McNab, both Beatles authors and veterans of this podcast, join me to count down the John Lennon albums, the twist being that we are including his contributions to Beatles albums, leaving us 19 to choose from. There are links to Kit and Ken's work below.Enjoy!Feedback to glassonionpod@yahoo.comFacebook page-www.facebook.com/glass…
 
To mark John Lennon's posthumous 80th birthday, I thought I'd do something different and invite 3 of my most loyal listeners (or perhaps I should now say 'friends of the show'!) to talk about John, The Beatles and their history with this podcast.Enjoy!Feedback to glassonionpod@yahoo.comFacebook page-www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpodTwitter pagetwitt…
 
The conclusion of my discussion with Sam from the 'Paul or Nothing' podcast about the ever-fascinating and enigmatic Lennon-McCartney relationship. There's a link to Sam's show belowEnjoy!Feedback to glassonionpod@yahoo.comFacebook page-www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpodTwitter pagetwitter.com/OnionLennonyou tube versionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?…
 
Sam Whiles from the 'Paul or Nothing' podcast joins me for a 'swapcast' freeform discussion about the ever-fascinating and endlessly dissected relationship between the 2 chief Beatles. There's a link to Sam's show belowEnjoy!Feedback to glassonionpod@yahoo.comFacebook page-www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpodTwitter pagetwitter.com/OnionLennonyou tube …
 
Tom and I complete our review of Joe Goodden's masterful study of the Beatles' relationship with drugs and the huge impact they had on their lives and careers. Joe also runs the Beatles Bible website, an indispensible source of information on the group, and Tom's podcasts are '2Legs' and 'Talk More Talk' (links to all below)Enjoy!Feedback to glasso…
 
Tom Hunyady joins me to review Joe Goodden's wonderful 2017 book detailing the Beatles' relationship with drugs and the huge impact they had on their lives and careers. Joe also runs the Beatles Bible website, an indispensible source of information on the group, and Tom's podcasts are '2Legs' and 'Talk More Talk' (links to all below)Enjoy!Feedback …
 
Eoghan and I complete our look at 1965 in the world of John and The Beatles, taking in such events as the MBE awards, John's 'A Spaniard In The Works', Shea Stadium, the 'Help!' album and film, the Beatles' first attempts at videos, and the magisterial 'Rubber Soul'. There are links to Eoghan's work belowEnjoy!Feedback to glassonionpod@yahoo.comFac…
 
Music writer Eoghan Lyng returns to the show as we look at the year 1965 and John Lennon's part in it. In this part we talk about the year as a whole, including the world events, music and films, and then begin a chronological look at the many and varied Lennon-related activities of another seminal year. You can find links to Eoghan's work belowEnj…
 
Mick Ord and I conclude our discussion of John Lennon in the year 1972 by looking at some of the main events for John and Yoko, including appearances on the David Frost, Mike Douglas and Dick Cavett shows, the release of 'Some Time In New York City' and the famous 'one-to-one' Madison Square Garden concert. Mick's podcast is 'The Baltic Triangle'Th…
 
I'm joined by broadcaster, podcaster and real-life Liverpudlian Mick Ord for the first of a 2-part discussion of John Lennon and the year 1972. This part actually focuses on John pre-1972, the perception of him in the press and in Liverpool, and some of the events, music and films of the year. The second part will focus solely on John's activities …
 
Ben Burrell and I complete our look at the always fascinating relationship between John Lennon and Bob Dylan. We pick up the reference points from 1968 to 2012 and also comment on some of Bob's recent adventures such as his Nobel Prize and the song 'Murder Most Foul', which was the lead single from his upcoming album 'Rough And Rowdy Ways. Once aga…
 
Radio D.J. and Bob Dylan podcaster Ben Burrell joins me to talk about the enigmatic but always interesting relationship between two of rock's finest writers, performers and icons. This part takes us up to the end of 1967 and there are sound clips included. You can find links to Ben's shows and radio station belowThe file is available as a downloada…
 
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