Double Fantasy (2010)
In our 'Re: View' column, in which our writers look at albums from the past, Anthony Strutt reflects on John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 1980 album, 'Double Fantasy' which has been reissued in a double CD 30th anniversary edition, which includes an alternative version of the album
The Image That Made Me Weep (2021)
In 'The Image That Made Me Weep, Lisa Torem writes of a life-sized statue of John Lennon that she discovered while visiting Havana.
In 'Raging Pages' Lisa Torem discovers that by writing a novel, 'Beatlebone', about one of the most famous musicians in the world, John Lennon, Kevin Barry has taken a huge risk, yet finds it all coming together magically
Ten Songs That Made Me Love... (2017)
Carl Bookstein looks back at the music of John Lennon and the Beatles and ten songs that made him love the iconic singer and songwriter.
John Lennon (2010)
In our 'Soundtrack of Our Lives' column, in which our writers write about the personal impact of music on their lives, Lisa Torem writes of the reconciling effect that John Lennon's songwriting has had at various difficult points in her life
Remasters Profile (2005)
Most of John Lennon's solo work has already been remastered . With the final two albums 'Walls and Bridges' and 'Sometime in New York City' being released to coincide with the 25th anniversary of his death, Anthony Strutt examines their abiding impact
New York guitarist Earl Slick talks to Lisa Torem about performing with former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, and his experiences working with David Bowie and John Lennon.
May Pang recalls her rise as a music executive, explores the art of song plugging and demystifies her relationship with John Lennon, and more with Lisa Torem in an exclusive two-part interview.
Joey Molland, the guitarist with Badfinger, talks to Lisa Torem about the bestselling 70's group, working with both John Lennon and George Harrison and his recent fourth solo album, 'Return to Memphis'
John Lennon McCullagh
Anthony Strutt speaks to 15-year old singer-songwriter John Lennon McCullaugh, who is the first signing to ex-Creation Records boss Alan McGee's new label 359 Music, about his debut album, 'North South Divide'
The Quarrymen was the first group of John Lennon. Banjo player and founding member Rod Davis speaks to Lisa Torem about the group's skiffle influences and Lennon
Leon Wildes, author of 'John Lennon vs the USA', immigration attorney and winner of this groundbreaking case, talks about working with Lennon and Yoko Ono, legal challenges and the effects on posterity.
In this 1985 archival interview the late Cynthia Lennon talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about her marriage to John Lennon and the Beatles
Nick Dent-Robinson looks back on the life of Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of John Lennon
A Personal Tribute
Lisa Torem pays a personal tribute to Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of John Lennon, who died in April
Lisa Torem talks with John Lennon's half-sister Julia Baird about her reissued memoir, 'Imagine This: Growing Up with My Brother John Lennon'
Jon Rogers devotes a day listening to some of the most unlistenable albums of all time including albums by Lou Reed, Royal Trux, John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Music Box Theatre, Chicago, 3/10/2010
To coincide with a screening of John Lennon biopic 'Nowhere Boy', Lisa Torem at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago sees Lennon's first band, the Quarrymen, play an enjoyable set of early rock and roll and skiffle numbers
Songs We Remember
Lisa Torem writes of 'Songs We Remember', the 2004 comeback album of the Quarrymen, which was the first band of John Lennon.
Immigration attorney Leon Wildes won the infamous John Lennon vs. The USA deportation case, allowing Lennon and Yoko Ono to remain in New York City. Lisa Torem in 'Raging Pages' examines his book, 'John Lennon vs. the USA', highlights the drama and its aftermath.
AC's A-Z of Music
I - Imagine
In his 'AC's A-Z of Music' column, Andy Cassidy has reached the letter 'I', and writes about how the ending of his first teenage romance prompted him into first buying John Lennon's 'Imagine' album
Rock Salt Row
In new column 'Rock Salt Row', Lisa Torem will be debating each month with a different Pennyblackmusic writer about a moment in rock history and its impact now. She begins by talking with editor John Clarkson about John Lennon's 1966 controversial quote that the Beatles 'were more popular than Jesus
John Lennon McCullagh
Bill Gray photographs sixteen year old singer-songwriter John Lennon McCullagh, who was the first signing to ex-Creation Records boss Alan McGee's new label 359 Music