John Lennon Musical Coming Soon

Published: 2004-04-30
Broadway musicals seem to be the way to go lately as Queen, Billy Joel and ABBA have all lent their songs to them. John Lennon's music will be the next to appear in theatre houses across the United States. Not only will Lennon's songs be featured in the production, but the story is centered on his life. In addition to showcasing Lennon's music career, the creators of the musical hope to portray him as the important and powerful cultural figure that he was during his lifetime. Most of the songs that will be used in the musical will be Lennon's solo work, although some Beatle songs will also be heard.

Yoko Ono, Lennon's widow, has given the project that has been in the works for three years, her blessing.

As most people know, John Lennon was a part of the biggest band ever, which went by the name of the Beatles. The group eventually disbanded in 1970, producing hits like 'Yesterday', 'A Hard Day's Night' and 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'. The influence the Beatles have had on the entire world of music cannot be measured in any way, shape or form.

After the Beatles broke up, Lennon went on to pursue a solo career; he was probably more successful solo than any of the other Beatles have been. He also went on to release albums with his wife Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band. Before he was shot on December 8th, 1980 by a deranged fan, John Lennon left us with the timeless antiwar songs 'Imagine' and 'Give Peace a Chance'.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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