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.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
When John Lennon and Chuck Berry Came Together
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