John Lennon Songwriting Contest

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As the Jim Croce song says, “You don’t tug on Superman’s cape.” That was my very first thought when I ran across the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. In this case it’s not Superman, but it still seems there are some acts one just does not follow. It’s like any band or guitarist that covers Jimi Hendrix. The outcome simply cannot be anything but a disappointment.

That said, the contest has produced some very good, if not excellent music from aspiring musicians and songwriters. And although it’s not the Magic Bus, the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus will have to suffice in the 21st century. Given we’re talking about music, it should not come as a surprise to find Apple Computer involved in the project, and where you will find several films and songs from the contest and bus’ travels. A few samples are below. Many more are available at the Apple web site.

Imagine by Yoland King and the Agope Childrens Choir
Detroit Battle of the Bands Winners
Before Morning Light by Timber
Al Jarreau Songwriting Tips Interview
Hey Lady by The Woodlands
The Veronicas Songwriting Tips Interview

(And remember, each Quicktime clip played can be found in your Temporary Internet Files folder. Open it up, copy, and paste where you’d like the clips stored. They’re now yours!)

John Lennon Educ. Tour Bus logo John Lennon Tour Bus graphic

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