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John Lennon’s Jukebox

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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.


The Playlist:

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

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