Come together for John Lennon’s birthday with KBOO twice this month. The 2006 documentary, “The U.S. vs John Lennon”, screens Thursday, October 9 at Clinton St Theatre, and is a benefit for KBOO Community Radio. The next night, Friday October 10, KBOO continues its annual celebration of all things Lennon with ten hours of music, rarities, interviews and many other Winston O’ Boogie audio surprises from 8 pm to 6 am.
“The U.S. vs John Lennon” explores Lennon’s childhood and youth, and follows his many actions for world peace. He commanded world media attention and cleverly turned the spotlight of celebrity towards peace creating “Give Peace a Chance”, and following his marriage to Yoko Ono, their celebrated “bed-in” and “War Is Over” campaigns.
Lennon made plans for a series of concerts in U.S. presidential primary states to reach new young voters. That plan led a Senator, the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover, and Richard Nixon’s White House to initiate a concerted and illegal effort to deport him. There are interviews with Howard Zinn, Gore Vidal, Tariq Ali and Yoko Ono.
Tune into KBOO-FM the next night, Friday, Oct 10 from 8 pm til 6 am for a one of a kind ten hour John Lennon birthday party! The annual John Lennon Birthday marathon features the music and life of John Lennon, John and Yoko and Beatles rarities, outtakes, interviews, psychedelia, songs of love, inspiration, alienation, community, justice, peace, walruses and lots of rock and roll. Listen online through your phone or computer at kboo.fm too. This is the 34th year of this audio celebration and of course A SPLENDID TIME IS GUARANTEED FOR ALL…