Folk Songs about John Lennon
chris williamson - Night Patrol
Loudin Wainwright III \ Not John
Christine Lavin - The Dakota
Christy Moore - The Least We Can Do
Paul Simon - "The Late Great Johnny Ace" from HEATS AND BONES
Russ Barenberg - "For J.L."
Tom Paxton's "Crazy John"?
Eva Cassidy\ Imagine\ Imagine\ Blix Street
Tom Paxton\ And Lovin' You\ And Loving You\ Flying Fish
Christine Lavin\ The Dakota\ Live at the Cactus Café\ Philo
(also on Future Fossils)
Other good ones:
Ellis Paul - Who Killed John Lennon? - from Stories - Black Wolf
(may be too electric)
The Late Great Johnny Ace, Paul Simon
"Crazy John" (from Tom Paxton 6) is about John Lennon;
Loudon Wainwright III- Not John (from I'm Alright);
Paul Thorn's song, "Where was I" contains the verse:
I was in a Dallas disco the night John Lennon died,
The DJ played "Imagine" and everybody cried.
I remember a thousand lighters held up in our hands
All we were saying was "let's give peace a chance."
It's a very beautiful song from his "Ain't Love Strange" CD
on Perpetual Obscurity records.
A little-known song about John Lennon titled "Mathew Street" can
be found on a CD by songwriter Michael Silversher, The Joy of
Going Nowhere Fast.
Our friend John Kruth (Gadfly Records), has a song called "The Blond
Oh, Darling! by the Beatles (Paul) on Abbey Road (maybe just a rumour,
but given the time and situation, makes some sense)