Nine years after John Lennon was brutally murdered by Mark David Chapman the famous auction house Christie's auctioned off a jukebox owned by Lennon. The auction was won by music promoter John Midwinter for £2,500.
The jukebox was a Swiss made KB Discomatic and in 1965 John Lennon filled it with 40 vinyl singles and took it on tour.
In 2004 the South Bank Show, which is produced in the UK, presented a documentary on the Jukebox. And the songs contained on it have been presented on XM satellite radio channel 6.
It's a fascinating insight into John Lennon the music fan and his influences all well before the digital celebrity playlist came into being.
This playlist includes tracks that were on Lennon's jukebox. The full song listing, including B-sides can be found at Wikipedia.
1. Bring It On Home To Me - The Animals
2. 1-2-3 - Len Barry
3. Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
4. No Particular Place To Go - Chuck Berry
5. Boot-Leg - Booker T. & The MG's
6. Turquoise - Donovan
7. Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan
8. Brown Eyed Handsome Man - Buddy Holly
9. Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
10. Ooh! My Soul - Little Richard
11. Daydream - The Lovin' Spoonful
12. Do You Believe In Magic - The Lovin' Spoonful
13. Shop Around - Smokey Robinson
14. Ain't It Baby - Smokey Robinson
15. What's So Good About Goodbye - Smokey Robinson
16. The Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson
17. Watch Your Step - Bobby Parker
18. In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
19. My Girl - Otis Redding
20. Steppin' Out - Paul Revere & The Raiders
21. Agent Double-O Soul - Edwin Starr
22. Money (That's What I Want) - Barrett Stong
23. Hi Heel Sneakers - Tommy Tucker
24. Be-bop-a-lula - Gene Vincent
25. Short Fat Fannie - Larry Williams
26. She Said Yeah - Larry Williams
- John Lennon
- Mark David Chapman
- John Midwinter