THE CONTENTS OF JOHN LENNON’S JUKEBOX
Here’s a very cool video sent in by Gerard Huerta which is one that I hadn’t seen before and have really enjoyed watching it more than once since I received it. The main reason that I feel that it’s worth sharing here on the blog is the awesome value that the contents of the jukebox have played in music. Talk about some real rock and roll history!
SOME OF THE INFLUENCES BEHIND THE MUSIC THAT REVOLUTIONIZED POPULAR MUSIC
The contents of John Lennon’s Jukebox video is a 48 minute documentary about a jukebox that was owned by Beatle John Lennon in the 1960’s. This jukebox was a “portable traveling companion” of Lennon, used in much the same way we would use an iPod today, except for the fact that an electrical outlet was needed to operate the jukebox. It certainly wasn’t portable compared to today’s standards. Thank goodness for technology. I’m sure John Lennon would have loved the iPod.
The contents of the jukebox are 40 records, labels written in Lennon’s hand writing, which are a mix of soul, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll, some that few people had ever heard of, and some classics, all of which helped to shape Lennon’s musical education and played a huge part in his songwriting.