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John Lennon and the Mercy Street Cafe

by William Hammett

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Lennon: Biography in Brief
Lennon and Yoko Ono
Lennon Timeline
Lennon Discography
Lennon's Guitars
Lennon's Political Activism
Lennon's Last Years
Beatles' Musical Influences
Beatles Trivia Quiz
Synchronicity and Reality Shifts
Sci-Fi, Fantasy Fiction, and
     Magical Realism
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Lennon and Beatle Links
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Beatles' Musical Influences

Despite his eccentricities and human failings, John Lennon will forever be remembered as a profound influence on music of all kinds – classical, folk, country, rock, alternative, rap, hip-hop, and heavy metal, to name just a few genres. Beyond music, he will also be remembered as a force for change and peace in a chaotic world, a challenge to the status quo. In both music and political activism, John Lennon continues to influence a new generation in 2008. His influence can be seen on thousands of websites and blogs spanning the entire globe. While other musicians and groups fade with the passing of years, both the Beatles and John Lennon as a solo artist continue to gain momentum and popularity. The following is a partial list of musicians and groups influenced by Lennon and the Beatles. Many (if not most) of the artists below have covered one or more Lennon/Beatle songs.

10,000 Maniacs Dolly Parton
Aerosmith Pearl Jam
Joan Baez Wilson Pickett
Pat Benatar Pink Floyd
Black Crowes Queen
Blur R.E.M.
Boingo Radiohead
David Bowie Otis Redding
Charlie Byrd Helen Reddy
Ray Charles Diana Ross
Cheap Trick Leo Sayer
Joe Cocker Frank Sinatra
Judy Collins Smashing Pumpkins
Elvis Costello Soundgarden
Bing Crosby Rod Stewart
Crosby, Stills & Nash Sting
Deep Purple James Taylor
Neil Diamond Tesla
Fats Domino The Beach Boys
Earth, Wind, and Fire The Beastie Boys
Jose Feliciano The Byrds
Green Day The Carpenters
Emmylou Harris The Cure
Richie Havens The Four Tops
Don Henley The Grateful Dead
Chris Isaak The Mamas and the Papas
Michael Jackson The Moody Blues
Jet The Neville Brothers
Elton John The Police
Bobby McFerrin The Pretenders
Meatloaf The Rolling Stones
Mötley Crüe Tina Turner
Anne Murray U2
Nirvana Frank Zappa
Oasis . . . and virtually every rock and roll band in the 1960s.

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