Today We Celebrate The Music of John Lennon, Hear a Live Acoustic Session Between Two Friends, and Listen to Our AOW on Thursday, December 9, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! Here we are again inching toward the weekend. I don’t know how it is where you are, but here in Massachusetts we got our first dusting of snow last night. A taste of things to come.

We lost John Lennon 41 years ago yesterday. Today, we put him In the Spotlight.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of John Lennon

We lost John Lennon to an assassin 41 years ago yesterday. I remember it well; I was totally stunned. I was still in my twenties and I recall the horror I felt thinking “who the hell would want to kill John Lennon?” Today, we celebrate the music John Lennon left us as the heart and soul of The Beatles, as a solo artist, and with the various iterations of The Plastic Ono Band.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Smiley Smile by The Beach Boys

I know I say this every week, but we’re winding down on this particular AOW selection. Your last chance to hear it will be on Saturday. On Sunday, we’ve got a brand new album for you.

7:00 p.m. Jackson Browne & Warren Zevon, Live Acoustic Set at VPRO Studios, Holland, December 8, 1976

Here we simply have two old friends hanging out together and trading tunes at VPRO Studios in Holland. That they just happen to be a couple of the best singer-songwriters on the planet is a bonus.

We’re lively here this morning with listeners from Germany, the UK, France, Japan, Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands, Switzerland, the Faroe Islands, Russian Federation and points beyond. We’ve even got U.S. representation here this morning from Texas and Florida. Come on in. The music’s just waiting for you.