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John Ono Lennon

Broadcast: December 4, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.

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"John Ono Lennon" is an hour public-radio memorial and celebration, much of it told in Lennon's own words and musics, from interviews, albums, outtakes, antics and poetics. Hosted by Lynn Neary from NPR.

The hour features:

"All We Are Saying" by Barrett Golding- Lennon sings, talks, and testifies about peace, family, and art.

"The Day John Lennon Died" by Paul Ingles- Members of the generation jolted by Lennon's death recall how they heard the news and how deeply this ex-Beatle's life affected theirs (where were you when you heard?)

"NYC/LA Radio" & "20th Anniversary Mourners" found-sound from The Professor (WFMU Audio Kitchen)- scanning the radio dial the night of Lennon's death, and mourners 20 years later singing in Central Park.

"On Ed Sullivan" by Lynn Neary - an audio recollection by our host of Beatles live performances and 1963-64 fanclub Christmas messages.

This episode was produced in 2005.