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Was John Lennon a Good Guitarist?!
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Re: Was John Lennon a Good Guitarist?!
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2020, 04:24:28 pm »
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Re: Was John Lennon a Good Guitarist?!
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2020, 04:26:27 pm »
Supposedly George was better, but who knows? Lennon was truly gifted as a writer and musician that’s a given, and died way before he should have.
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2020, 04:34:33 pm »
Everyone who’s ever picked up a guitar is the most under appreciated guitarist ever, according to someone on the interwebs. Lennon will always be known as the edgy non commercial half of a very effective songwriting duo.

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Re: Was John Lennon a Good Guitarist?!
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2020, 04:56:35 pm »
HISTORY:

Two well known events in August 1965

--Beattles at Hollywood Bowl

--Watts Riots

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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2020, 05:08:40 pm »
HISTORY:

Two well known events in August 1965

--Beattles at Hollywood Bowl

--Watts Riots

Don’t forget Woodstock and Manson Murders. @truthkeeper
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2020, 05:14:45 pm »
Don’t forget Woodstock and Manson Murders. @truthkeeper

Those were 1969.

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Re: Was John Lennon a Good Guitarist?!
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2020, 05:36:50 pm »
Yes he was a good, but  personally I think Jimi Hendrix, Glen Campbell, Johnny Winters, Eddy Van Halen, Prince and Chuck Berry were much better.


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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2020, 08:26:09 pm »
Yes he was a good, but  personally I think Jimi Hendrix, Glen Campbell, Johnny Winters, Eddy Van Halen, Prince and Chuck Berry were much better.

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Re: Was John Lennon a Good Guitarist?!
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2020, 01:30:45 pm »
Supposedly George was better, but who knows? Lennon was truly gifted as a writer and musician that’s a given, and died way before he should have.
John wasn't even the best guitarist in The Beatles, to borrow his own words about Ringo's drumming. But he was good enough to hang on in one of the most popular bands of all time, if not THE most popular band of all time.

Of course, it's all subjective. You can have the virtuosity of an expert, and if your style sounds noisy and dissonant, it's not going to be popular. That's what separates The Beatles from, say, Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band.

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Re: Was John Lennon a Good Guitarist?!
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2020, 03:38:20 pm »
John wasn't even the best guitarist in The Beatles, to borrow his own words about Ringo's drumming.
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Urban legend long debunked. The wisecrack about Ringo Starr's drumming actually came from a comedy routine, not from John Lennon himself. In fact, it was made in a 1981 episode of a British radio show called Radio Active---an episode performed after Lennon was dead.

This is what John Lennon really thought of Ringo (who sometimes seemed to become his best friend in the later years of the Beatles, since they lived close together for a time), from the interview he gave to Playboy shortly before his murder:

Ringo was a star in his own right in Liverpool before we even met. He was a professional drummer who sang and performed and had Ringo Star-time and he was in one of the top groups in Britain but especially in Liverpool* before we even had a drummer. So Ringo's talent would have come out one way or the other as something or other. I don't know what he would have ended up as, but whatever that spark is in Ringo that we all know but can't put our finger on -- whether it is acting, drumming or singing I don't know -- there is something in him that is projectable and he would have surfaced with or without the Beatles. Ringo is a damn good drummer. He is not technically good, but I think Ringo's drumming is underrated the same way Paul's bass playing is underrated.

* Before he joined the Beatles, Ringo was the drummer for a band called Rory Storme & the Hurricanes, who were indeed the top rockers in Liverpool before the Beatles finally overtook them after all that dues-paying between Hamburg and Liverpool---and who had Ringo in their lineup before the Beatles managed to secure Pete Best as their pre-Ringo drummer. (The first time the Beatles met Ringo was on one of their Hamburg jaunts. "I didn’t like the look of Rory’s drummer myself. He looked the nasty one, with his little grey streak of hair. But the nastier one turned out to be Ringo, the nicest of them all."---George Harrison, remembering that first meeting.
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