John Lennon Musical Uses Unheard Songs

Published: 2005-04-12
Set to premiere on stage this summer, the upcoming musical, "Lennon", is sure to satisfy more than just Broadway enthusiasts. Based on the life of none other than the late, great John Lennon, the musical will not only feature some of the most beloved music in the world, including songs like "Imagine" and "Give Peace a Chance", but also some of Lennon's previously unreleased work.

These songs have made their way onto various Beatles bootlegs, but with the premiere of "Lennon" will come the premiere of "India, India" and "I Don't Want To Lose You". The lyrics to the songs were printed in the New York Times, and according to reports "India, India" is about travelling to India in search of spiritual enlightenment, but missing the girl left behind (Yoko Ono).

Written in 1977/78, "I Don't Want To Lose You" was written in John Lennon and Yoko Ono's apartment at the Dakota, where Lennon would be shot and killed two years later on December 8, 1980 by deranged fan Mark Chapman. The lyrics of the song tell about a man whose relationship is about to come to an end.

Directed and written by Don Scardino, "Lennon" features a total of 28 songs penned by Lennon. During the course of the musical, Lennon will be played by nine different actors, Yoko Ono explained to The Times: "John is on stage, but he is black, he is white, he is Hispanic. That is something he would have loved."

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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Being that Paul was really the broadway beatle it seems ironic that John will be celebrated there. The fact that it is a hodge podge of ethnic diversities who portray him is something Lennon, who never seemed to think in those concepts, would probably say, well of course, we are all the same, Human, after all!
Posted by: Anonymous on April 13, 2005
No WAY!!! I can't wait! I love Lennon to da maxxxx.
Posted by: Anonymous on April 14, 2005
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