Deep in the darkest night
I send out a prayer to you
Now in the world of light
Where the spirit free of lies
And all else that we despised …

– George Harrison, “All Those Years Ago”

For John Lennon, born October 9, 1940.

Ike & Tina Turner — Come Together, from 18 Classic Tracks (2002)
Fats Domino — Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey, from Sweet Patootie: Complete Reprise Recordings (2008)
Johnny Winter — Rock and Roll People, from John Dawson Winter III (1974)
Frankie Miller — Jealous Guy, from Full House (1977)
Backbeat Band — Rock ‘n’ Roll Music, from Music from the Motion Picture Backbeat (1994)
Teenage Fanclub — Ballad of John and Yoko, from Deep Fried Fanclub (1995)
Julie Covington — How?, from Julie Covington … Plus (1978)
Sloan Wainwright — Love, from Rediscovery (2008)
Glen Campbell — Grow Old with Me, from Meet Glen Campbell (2008)
Ian McNabb — Woman, from Liverpool: The Number Ones (2008)
Regina Spektor — Real Love, from Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign To Save Darfur (2007)
Elliott Smith — Because, from American Beauty: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1999)
Fiona Apple — Across the Universe, from Pleasantville: Music From The Motion Picture (1998)
Colin James — I’m Losing You, from Traveler (2003)
Cowboy Junkies — I Don’t Want to Be a Soldier, from Early 21st Century Blues (2005)
Rosanne Cash — I’m Only Sleeping, from Retrospective (1995)
Paul Weller — Instant Karma, from Fly on the Wall: B-Sides & Rarities 1991-2000 (2003)
Sam Phillips — Gimme Some Truth, from Martinis and Bikinis (1994)
Gonzalo Rubalcaba — Imagine, from Imagine (1995)
Allison Crowe — In My Life, from Tidings (2004)

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Rob Smith

Rob Smith is a writer, teacher, wage earner, and all-around evil genius who spends most of his time holed up in his cluttered compound in central PA. His favorite color is ultramarine blue. His imaginary band Mr. Vertigo tours every summer. You can follow Rob on Twitter, if you desire.

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