Friday, October 9, 2009

Imagine! It was John Lennon's first instrument!

Hooray for Garrison Keillor who pointed out this important fact today on Writer's Almanac:

It's the birthday of John Lennon, born on this day in Liverpool (1940). His parents separated when he was one. His mother came in and out of his life, and he was raised by his aunt and uncle. But his mom taught him to play the banjo and they listened to rock 'n' roll records together.

And thanks to my pal John Lenoch for pointing it out to me.


Dave Knadler said...

I always wonder what sort of old man John would have made. Maybe he would have taken up the banjo again.

Rondell said...

I bet he knew that one song called "Foggy Mountain Titty Skratch on Ole Smoky Special."