KPFK kicks off a special twelve-hour Lennon 70th birthday celebration Saturday Oct. 9 at noon, and I’ll be hosting the first hour. We’ll be listening to my interview with Yoko last week, plus the new “Stripped Down” versions of the great songs on “Double Fantasy”— remixed to bring up Lennon’s voice and remove some of the rest – starting with “Starting Over” and “I’m Losing You.” We’ll also be featuring my long-ago interviews with Abbie Hoffman and Pete Seeger about Lennon.
Plus; highlights from the great documentary “The US vs. John Lennon,” featuring the bed-in for peace, Beatle record-burnings, and Geraldo Rivera, Tariq Ali and Gore Vidal on Lennon.
It’s the KPFK fund drive, and we’ll be featuring as thank you gifts the DVD of “The US vs John Lennon,” plus the new “Double Fantasy Stripped Down” CD, and a few surprises. Please listen – and please call 818-985-5735 and pledge during the show! Saturday noon-1:00pm, 90.7FM, streaming live at www.kpfk.org.