Reviews and Other Features: “October Birthdayz” Blogathon

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I haven’t been part of a Blogathon for quite a while now. In the past I’ve really enjoyed being part of features like the Back to School, The Top 10 Most Iconic Female Character and Song and Screen series ones, but I have been too busy for any ones recently. However, when Nuwan Sen suggested some flexibility for his October Birthdayz Blogathon I just had to contribute. And I knew just who to choose when selecting someone with a film background and an October birthday. Born on 9 October 1940, Lennon was in films such as Help, A Hard Day’s Night and Yellow Submarine, as well as numerous documentaries released posthumously such as The US v John Lennon. Here are eight of the most memorable quotes from a man who spread peace his whole life.

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Gr8at: Covers Better Than the Originals

Has there been a song that you were familiar with and then heard another artist’s take on it and been completely blown away? Including the times you actually liked the initial release? I thought I’d choose my favourites and see what you thought. Are you in agreement with many of the songs? Which ones would you add? As always your comments and suggestions are more than encouraged.

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Line(s) of the Day #JealousGuy

Jealous Guy

I was dreaming of the past
and my heart was beating fast
I began to lose control
I began to lose control.

I didn’t mean to hurt you 
I’m sorry that I made you cry
Oh my I didn’t want to hurt you
I’m just a jealous guy.

The song ‘Jealous Guy’ was originally recorded by John Lennon in 1971, but after Lennon’s tragic death in 1980, Roxy Music produced a cover of the song in tribute.