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Thursday, November 29, 2012

When John Lennon and Chuck Berry Came Together

Hey, never too old to teach old dog new licks.  Didn't know until today that John Lennon's "Come Together" was inspired by this not-so-famous vintage Chuck Berry tune, right down to the "flaptop" reference.  Lennon, who had added a big bass to the tune to make it more distinctive, was sued by Chuck's manager and settled out of court.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"New Jersey Turnpike in the wee wee hours"... Sounds like this song inspired Mr. Springsteen as well.

A.S.