John & Yoko ... a love story
Produced by Blue Trumpet for Eastside Radio 89.7 FM, ‘John & Yoko … a love story’ follows the ruminations of two self-described ‘Beatles tragics’, Ray Rose and James Benn, as they discuss the musical evolution of John Lennon and Paul McCartney during their brief career with the Beatles, with frequent reference to the music and revealing quotes from John and Paul. Throughout, Ray and James ponder the implications of Yoko’s appearance on the 60s’ pop scene and whether it was really she who broke up the Beatles.
Episode 1: Where are we going boys?
In the first episode we hear that when Beatlemania hit, half the population of the USA was under the age of 25. Hysteria was all around. And John was the real deal in the hysteria department. It was John who dominated their early career. As band leader. As singer. And as songwriter. John was a rebel. John opened the door. But it was John who needed Help! And it was John who sang You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away.
So listen up, and listen in, to … John & Yoko … a love story …