What competitive bands or musicians did John Lennon admire

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  1. Ephi82

    Ephi82 Still have two ears working Thread Starter

    S FL
    i did a search, and I don’t remember seeing this question before. I am I am wrong, as this is SHTV, but I had to ask.
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  2. Jerry c.

    Jerry c. Forum Resident

    Vanilla fudge
  3. Jerry c.

    Jerry c. Forum Resident

  4. Platterpus

    Platterpus Forum Resident

    He became a fan of the late 70s Ska revival prior to his death.
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  5. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

    I believe that he was fond of the B52's before his death and remarked that they were doing something similar to what Yoko did.
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  6. Spaghettiows

    Spaghettiows Forum Resident

    Silver Creek, NY
    Did he ever really dis The Stones in any way other in a than tongue-in-cheek or joking way?
  7. davebush

    davebush New Test Leper

    St. Catharines, ON
    Think I remember reading about him enjoying a Devo gig.
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  8. plentyofjamjars67

    plentyofjamjars67 Forum Resident

    The Lovin' Spoonful
    The Mamas & The Papas
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  9. RedRoseSpeedway

    RedRoseSpeedway Music Lover

    The Byrds? Or were they mostly admired by George and Macca
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  10. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA.
    “Ticket To Ride” sounds rather Byrds-influenced, as does George’s “If I Needed Someone”.
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  11. Spear and Magic Helmet

    Spear and Magic Helmet Forum Resident

    Nashville, TN
    I believe he like reggae quite a bit. So, Marley for sure.
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  12. bzfgt

    bzfgt The Grand High Exalted Mystic Ruler

    New Jersey
    I think he was really into that song "Spirit in the Sky"
  13. paul62

    paul62 Forum Resident

    Down to Earth
    He was a big fan of Bob Dylan.
  14. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Competitive? Battle of the Bands? Music isn’t a competition.

    If you mean which of John’s contemporaries did he admire, well...Harry Nilsson was a big one. David Bowie. Elton John.
  15. drad dog

    drad dog Forum Resident

    New England
    He liked Dave Edmunds I Hear You Knockin'

    Also it bears noting that he has said that he stopped listening to Dylan with both ears maybe sometime @ motorcycle crash time.

    My feeling is that he had a hard time hearing new sounds. It happens to all of us.
  16. sunking101

    sunking101 Forum Resident

    Yorkshire, England
    He liked A Whiter Shade Of Pale.
  17. D-rock

    D-rock Forum Resident

    Columbus, Ohio
    The Monkees

    He was friends with Michael Nesmith. He was in the studio for "A Day in the Life".

    He compared them to the Marx Brothers
  18. mercuryvenus

    mercuryvenus Forum Resident

    Maryland, USA
    What do you mean by competitive?
  19. 905

    905 Forum Resident

    St. Louis
    My first thought (in the 70s) was Elton John.
  20. 905

    905 Forum Resident

    St. Louis
    Back in the old days, musicians wanted to place high on the charts. Or have a lot of fans.
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  21. Roland Stone

    Roland Stone Offending Member

    Deep Maryland
    Harry Nilsson would be the most obvious. Which is odd, since Nilsson actually did "granny music."
  22. Culpa

    Culpa Forum Resident

    Philadelphia, PA
    In his solo years I think the only people he considered to be peers were McCartney, Jagger, and Dylan, possibly Clapton and Keith. I think with Elton and Bowie he was more of a friend than a fan, though with Nilsson I guess he was friend and fan. He seemed to be into reggae and ska, and talks about Marley at one point on the 1980 vocal booth recordings.
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  23. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, US
    He made some admiring comments about Zappa/Mothers of Invention, and he and Yoko appeared with them in 1971.
  24. Lemon Curry

    Lemon Curry (A) Face In The Crowd

    Mahwah, NJ
    I think the OP's wording is fine. John was competitive. Especially with Paul.

    Paul/Wings would be my first pick.
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  25. mercuryvenus

    mercuryvenus Forum Resident

    Maryland, USA
    Umm ok ... so do musicians today.
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