Remembering John Lennon Pearl Jam Style

by Kathy Davis on December 8, 2010

My first musical passion was for The Beatles, starting when I was a wee girl in 1964 and they were on the Ed Sullivan show. My mother tells me when they came on, I would get so excited I would scream and run down the hall…. 46 years later, my passions are just as intense, now I’m just screaming and running up and down concert aisles! :)   It’s lovely, comfortable and remarkable when another artist about which I am passionate shares my love; Ed Vedder and Pearl Jam covering Beatles songs is a dream come true for me.   I recall thrilling moments in 1998 when “Daughter” would be tagged with Lennon song “Mother” or Lennon/Beatles track “Come Together”.  Not to mention Sean Lennon opening for PJ at Seattle’s Memorial Stadium in July 1998! It’s been a nice through line in my personal musical journey.

December 8th, 2010 marks the 30th Anniversary of John Lennon’s death. While I was devastated at the time, and often feel the loss just as intensely, I choose today to celebrate John’s wonderful, too short life by recognizing his legacy and lunacy (have you READ In His Own Write or Spaniard In The Works?) with much much love.

Below are a couple of videos (Ed from Bridge School, band from Sao Paulo, Brazil) celebrating the music of John Lennon, Pearl Jam style. Rock!

Kathy Davis ( Twitter: @CrookedArm23 )
A Bay-Area based entrepreneur, co-editor Kathy conceives and writes her share of TFT’s articles and sections. She was co-editor/co-founder of one of the first Pearl Jam fanzines "Footsteps" (1992-1997). Kathy’s first Pearl Jam show was at the Bridge School Benefit on November 1, 1992.

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