“I remember hearing ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ during a music lesson at school, it was unlike anything I had heard before. I immediately became a fan and began to buy The Beatles records. I discovered that although Lennon was an innovator of experimental music and song-writing, during the latter years of The Beatles and throughout his solo career his music and songwriting returned to his roots; drawing on his earlier influences of rock ’n’ Roll and R&B. In terms of his guitar playing, I would say if it is measured by how many people he’s influenced to pick up a guitar, then he’s up there with the best.”
The Beatles 'Strawberry Fields Forever'
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.