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 3: Picture yourself in a boat on a river
In this episode James and Ray look at the Beatles’ greatest singles – ‘Penny Lane’ and ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’. And one of the greatest albums in all pop music – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The pinnacle of the Beatles career. And of ‘60s pop culture. John was still pushing the envelope. But the songlist shows where the power was shifting. Pressure of fame was too much for Brian. He ODed at home. John said this was the turning point for him.
So listen up, and listen in, to … John & Yoko … a love story …