John Lennon Called The Beatles Hit ‘Junk’ Before Death


The Beatles icon John Lennon wrote some of the greatest songs in the history of music, but his ego definitely wasn’t too big to trash some of his best songs, and identify what he saw as his own shortcomings musically. Lennon sending huge money to a big name with a letter was revealed.

He called “Good Morning, Good Morning” a “piece of garbage.” He said, “I never liked that sort of pop opera on the other side, I think it’s junk. It was just bits of song thrown together.” He called “Mean Mr. Mustard” a “piece of garbage” as well to Rolling Stone magazine. “None of the songs had anything to do with each other, no thread at all. Only the fact that we stuck them together.”

He said he got the title for “Cry Baby Cry” from a commercial while watching television. “Another piece of rubbish,” John said shortly before his tragic death in 1980.

John Lennon’s sad reaction to a Yoko Ono album failure was revealed. The film ‘John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky’ is set for DVD release on September 13th, and director Michael Epstein recently discussed “Imagine.” The film captures their collaborative efforts and the fact that the song is, as Epstein notes, a “marriage of John and Yoko” where the song is very much Ono’s voice.

“That song’s the perfect blending of those two ways of thinking and looking, and voices of the world…John took Yoko’s voice and made it palpable for the general public in ‘Imagine’. And that song is this kind of remarkable blending of two very unique, very strong, very smart artists who both…felt they had something important to say.” You can read the full interview at Forbes.