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“Trying to write about John Lennon in a few words is like trying to drain the ocean with a straw; a dent can hardly be made. In all unbiased honesty, he may be the most influential musician that ever was. Think about that for a second. That is a bold claim. And it's coming from a 22 year old American songwriter that wasn't alive during his time and doesn't play music that most people would find relatable to his. That's how strong.
"It was his ability to lead; his music was an undeniable medium of influence that stretched to every corner of a person's existence. He was among one of the most powerful people in the world in the purest way possible. He never got elected. Did you know Nixon tried to deport him because he was so afraid of his influence? That's solid. I haven't cried in about 10 years, for who knows how many fucked up reasons. But to this day, the closest I have ever come was when listening to ‘Let It Be’.”
TG209 (on sale 26 November) features John Lennon on the cover and honours the working class guitar hero's contribution to the guitar world, including interviews with 'Nowhere Boy' Aaron Johnson and 'Imagine' session guitarist Joey Molland.