In My Life - Lennon Remembered

Simon Mayo looks back at the life and times of the Beatle.

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Mind Games19901107

Producer: HOWLETT, Kevin

Previous in series: WOMAN

Description

SBH:The life and career of John Lennon.

Part 10 (of 10): Mind Games.

Lennon's quest for spiritual contentment.

Refs.

to use of drugs incl.

heroin and LSD during Beatles era, transcendental meditation and the Maharishi, primal therapy, 'lost weekend' of heavy drinking during 1970s.

With extracts from archive ints.

with Lennon.

Presenter: Simon Mayo.

Produced by Kevin Howlett.

Broadcast history

07 Nov 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 1)

Contributors

Kevin Howlett (Producer)

Paul Mccartney (Speaker)

John Lennon (Speaker)

Simon Mayo (Speaker)

George Martin (Speaker)

Yoko Ono (Speaker)

Keith Richards (Speaker)

Cynthia Lennon (Speaker)

Mike Love (Speaker)

Tony King (Speaker)

Harry Nilsson (Speaker)

Geoff Emerick (Speaker)

Jimmy Iovine (Speaker)

Vivian Janov (Speaker)

Elliott Mintz (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 348376.

Tomorrow Never Nows19901003

TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS

Producer: HOWLETT, Kevin

Next in series: REMEMBER

Description

SBH:The life and career of John Lennon.

Part 5 (of 10): Tomorrow Never Knows.

Refs.

to development of recording techniques in Abbey Road studios, songs 'Tomorrow Never Knows' and 'I Am The Walrus', avant-garde recordings made with Yoko Ono, recording 'Imagine', 'Walls And Bridges' and 'Double Fantasy' LPs.

Presenter: Simon Mayo.

Produced by Kevin Howlett.

Broadcast history

03 Oct 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 1)

Contributors

Kevin Howlett (Producer)

Simon Mayo (Speaker)

George Martin (Speaker)

Yoko Ono (Speaker)

Jack Douglas (Speaker)

Tony King (Speaker)

Geoff Emerick (Speaker)

Jimmy Iovine (Speaker)

Nicky Hopkins (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 344333.

Two Of Us19901010

Next in series: ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC

Previous in series: REMEMBER

Description

SBH:The life and career of John Lennon.

Part 6 (of 10): Two Of Us.

Lennon's relationship with Paul McCartney: refs.

to their first meeting and forming The Beatles, songwriting, Yoko Ono, 'Let It Be'.

Beatles split, Lennon song 'How Do You Sleep'.

With extracts from 1971 and 1975 interviews with John Lennon.

Presenter: Simon Mayo.

Produced by Kevin Howlett.

Broadcast history

10 Oct 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 1)

Contributors

Paul Mccartney (Speaker)

John Lennon (Speaker)

Simon Mayo (Speaker)

George Martin (Speaker)

Yoko Ono (Speaker)

Kevin Howlett (Speaker)

Michael Lindsay-Hogg (Speaker)

Tony King (Speaker)

May Pang (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 345133.

With A Little Help From My Friends19901017

Producer: HOWLETT, Kevin

Next in series: HELP!

Previous in series: ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC

Description

SBH:The life & career of John Lennon.

Part 7 (of 10): With A Little Help From My Friends.

Refs.

to collaborations between ex-Beatles in 1970s, friendship with Stuart Sutcliffe, managers Brian Epstein & Allen Klein, recording with Harry Nilsson, David Bowie & Elton John.

With extracts from 1970 & 1975 John Lennon interviews & 1974 George Harrison interview.

Presenter: Simon Mayo.

Produced by Kevin Howlett.

Broadcast history

17 Oct 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 1)

Contributors

Kevin Howlett (Producer)

Elton John (Speaker)

Paul Mccartney (Speaker)

John Lennon (Speaker)

Simon Mayo (Speaker)

Mick Jagger (Speaker)

George Harrison (Speaker)

George Martin (Speaker)

Michael Lindsay-Hogg (Speaker)

Richard Perry (Speaker)

Bill Harry (Speaker)

Tony King (Speaker)

Harry Nilsson (Speaker)

Gus Dudgeon (Speaker)

Pauline Sutcliffe (Speaker)

Jimmy Iovine (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 345477.

Woman19901031

Producer: HOWLETT, Kevin

Next in series: MIND GAMES

Previous in series: IN HIS OWN WRITE AND DRAW

Description

SBH:The life & career of John Lennon.

Part 9 (of 10): Woman.

Lennon's relationships with women: refs.

to first wife Cynthia Lennon, Yoko Ono & other Beatles' reactions to her, feminism, May Pang, period as 'house husband' after birth of son Sean, last LP 'Double Fantasy'.

Incl.

archive extracts.

Presenter: Simon Mayo.

Produced by Kevin Howlett.

Broadcast history

31 Oct 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 1)

Contributors

Kevin Howlett (Producer)

Paul Mccartney (Speaker)

John Lennon (Speaker)

Simon Mayo (Speaker)

Mick Jagger (Speaker)

Yoko Ono (Speaker)

Jack Douglas (Speaker)

Cynthia Lennon (Speaker)

Michael Lindsay-Hogg (Speaker)

Bill Harry (Speaker)

Julia Baird (Speaker)

May Pang (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 347749.

011990100619901009

Recorded on 1990-06-26

Presenter: Simon Mayo.

Produced by Kevin Howlett.

06 Oct 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 1)

Contributors

Kevin Howlett (Producer)

Paul Mccartney (Speaker)

Simon Mayo (Speaker)

Yoko Ono (Speaker)

Jack Douglas (Speaker)

Julian Lennon (Speaker)

Sean Lennon (Speaker)

Julia Baird (Speaker)

May Pang (Speaker)

Vivian Janov (Speaker)

Elliot Mintz (Speaker)

Mimi Smith (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 342731.

02Two Of Us1990101319901016

Producer: K.

HOWLETT

Next in series: PART 3

Previous in series: PART 1

Broadcast history

13 Oct 1990 14:00-15:00 (RADIO 1)

16 Oct 1990 21:00-22:00 (RADIO 1)

Recorded on 1990-06-26

First broadcast on 1990-10-13

ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC

Producer: HOWLETT, Kevin

Next in series: WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

Previous in series: TWO OF US

Description

SBH:The life and career of John Lennon.

Part 1 (of 10).

Refs.

to influence of rock and roll, Elvis Presley, Beatles, recording 'Rock and Roll' album with producer Phil Spector, Plastic Ono Band.

Incl.

act.

of John Lennon from BBC Sound Archives.

Presenter: Simon Mayo.

Produced by Kevin Howlett.

13 Oct 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 1)

Contributors

Kevin Howlett (Producer)

Paul Mccartney (Speaker)

Simon Mayo (Speaker)

Bill Harry (Speaker)

Tony King (Speaker)

Horst Fascher (Speaker)

Jimmy Iovine (Speaker)

May Pang (Speaker)

Elliot Mintz (Speaker)

Ted Nibbs (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 342832.

031990102019901023

Producer: K.

HOWLETT

Next in series: PART 4

Previous in series: PART 2

Broadcast history

20 Oct 1990 14:00-15:00 (RADIO 1)

23 Oct 1990 21:00-22:00 (RADIO 1)

Recorded on 1990-06-26

First broadcast on 1990-10-20

HELP!

Producer: HOWLETT, Kevin

Next in series: GIVE PEACE A CHANCE

Previous in series: WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

Description

SBH:The life & career of John Lennon.

Part 3 (of 10): Help!.

Refs.

to Beatlemania, US tours, films 'Help!', 'Hard Day's Night' & 'Let It Be', controversy over remarks comparing Beatles with Jesus, Yoko Ono, break up of Beatles.

Incl.

extracts from 1970 Lennon interview, act.

Lennon inviting audience to ""rattle your jewellery"" at Royal Variety Performance 5.11.63 & act.

Ed Sullivan introducing Beatles on US TV.

Presenter: Simon Mayo.

Produced by Kevin Howlett.

20 Oct 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 1)

Contributors

Kevin Howlett (Producer)

John Lennon (Speaker)

Simon Mayo (Speaker)

Victor Spinetti (Speaker)

Dick Lester (Speaker)

Michael Lindsay-Hogg (Speaker)

Ed Sullivan (Speaker)

Geoff Emerick (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 343392.

041990102719901030

Producer: K.

HOWLETT

Next in series: TOMORROW NEVER COMES PART 5

Previous in series: PART 3

Broadcast history

27 Oct 1990 14:00-15:00 (RADIO 1)

30 Oct 1990 21:00-22:00 (RADIO 1)

Recorded on 1990-05-26

First broadcast on 1990-10-27

IN HIS OWN WRITE AND DRAW

Producer: HOWLETT, Kevin

Next in series: WOMAN

Previous in series: GIVE PEACE A CHANCE

Description

SBH:The life & career of John Lennon.

Part 4 (of 10): In His Own Write And Draw.

Refs.

to Lennon's drawings, books 'In His Own Write' & 'A Spaniard In The Works', lyric writing, relationship with Yoko Ono.

With extracts from BBC Sound Archives & from 1970 interview.

Presenter: Simon Mayo.

Produced by Kevin Howlett.

27 Oct 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 1)

Contributors

Kevin Howlett (Producer)

John Lennon (Speaker)

Simon Mayo (Speaker)

George Martin (Speaker)

Yoko Ono (Speaker)

Victor Spinetti (Speaker)

Bill Harry (Speaker)

Julia Baird (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 344079.

05Tomorrow Never Comes1990110319901106

Producer: K.

HOWLETT

Next in series: TWO OF US PART 6

Previous in series: PART 4

Broadcast history

03 Nov 1990 14:00-15:00 (RADIO 1)

06 Nov 1990 21:00-22:00 (RADIO 1)

Recorded on 1990-07-24

First broadcast on 1990-11-03

06Two Of Us1990111019901113

Producer: K.

HOWLETT

Next in series: WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS PART 7

Previous in series: TOMORROW NEVER COMES PART 5

Broadcast history

10 Nov 1990 14:00-15:00 (RADIO 1)

13 Nov 1990 21:00-22:00 (RADIO 1)

Recorded on 1990-08-07

First broadcast on 1990-11-10

07With A Little Help From My Friends1990111719901120
08Give Peace A Chance19901024

Producer: HOWLETT, Kevin

Next in series: IN HIS OWN WRITE AND DRAW

Previous in series: HELP!

Description

SBH:The life & career of John Lennon.

Part 8 (of 10): Give Peace A Chance.

Refs.

to political & anti-war activities.

to 1968 anti-war demonstrations, 'bed-in' protests.

'Power To The People'.

move to New York & involvement with US radicals, David Peel.

'Some Time In New York City' LP, threat of deportation by US government.

Incl.

extracts from archive ints.

with Lennon incl.

belligerent exchange with interviewer Gloria Emerson.

Presenter: Simon Mayo.

Produced by Kevin Howlett.

Broadcast history

24 Oct 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 1)

Contributors

Gloria Emerson (int)

Kevin Howlett (Producer)

John Lennon (Speaker)

Simon Mayo (Speaker)

Yoko Ono (Speaker)

David Peel (Speaker)

Jon Weiner (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 346154.

08Give Peace A Chance1990112419901127
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Producer: K.

HOWLETT

Next in series: WOMAN PART 9

Previous in series: WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS PART 7

Broadcast history

24 Nov 1990 14:00-15:00 (RADIO 1)

27 Nov 1990 21:00-22:00 (RADIO 1)

Recorded on 1990-08-14

First broadcast on 1990-11-24

09Woman19901201

Producer: K.

HOWLETT

Next in series: MIND GAMES PART 10

Previous in series: GIVE PEACE A CHANCE PART 8

Broadcast history

01 Dec 1990 14:00-15:00 (RADIO 1)

Recorded on 1990-08-14.

10Mind Games1990120819901211

Producer: K.

HOWLETT

Previous in series: WOMAN PART 9

Broadcast history

08 Dec 1990 14:00-15:00 (RADIO 1)

11 Dec 1990 21:00-22:00 (RADIO 1)

Recorded on 1990-08-21

First broadcast on 1990-12-08

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focusing on Lennon's relationships with women.