As he normally does, Chris Carter – host of weekly KLOS-FM program Breakfast with the Beatles – cut the cake at Tuesday’s birthday party held posthumously for John Lennon at the Beatle’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Nita Lelyveld of the LA Times was there in front of the Capitol Records building to chat with some of the 50 or so attendees.
“An interviewer asked me about whether I ever sort think about John when I’m writing songs. I think it came out a little like I was holding seances with him every day, which isn’t true. But obviously having worked with John for so long, if I’m at a point on a song wondering where to go, it’s an obvious thing for me to think, ‘Well if I was working with John, what would he say?’
The most recent edition of Carter’s Sunday morning three-hour program, which is repeated on SIRIUS XM, featured a block during which a Lennon track from each successive Beatles album was highlighted. If still alive, Lennon would have turned 72 yesterday. RIP.
[Illustration courtesy of Breakfast with the Beatles Facebook page]