John Lennon Shares His Personal Favorite Beatles Records
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Throughout the ’60s, The Beatles churned out some of the most unforgettable classic hits. They dominated the top spot in charts several times and their songs became staples in radio stations. While George Harrison came into his own as a songwriting in the later part of their career as a band, it was John Lennon and Paul McCartney who wrote most of their material.
In the interview below with Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner, Lennon talked about his personal favorite Beatles tracks. He named “I Am The Walrus”, “Strawberry Fields Forever”, “Help!”, and “In My Life” as some of those he’s always liked. He also shared what he loved about them. You can tell he’s proud of his work with The Fab Four.
He never shied away from speaking about the songs he fancied, the songs he thought were just okay, and the songs he wasn’t a big fan of.
It’s pretty clear that Lennon valued authenticity and didn’t like anything that sounded remotely phony. He said, “Because I meant it, it’s real. The lyric is as good now as it was then, it’s no different, you know. It makes me feel secure to know that I was that sensible or whatever- well, not sensible, but aware of myself. That’s with no acid, no nothing… well pot or whatever.”