Chapter 7

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Everyone considers John Lennon to be the leader of the Beatles,
but without them he was worthless. Paul and George each had more success on their own than John did, and Ringo was about equal. If you take away "Imagine", a dopey song that only sold because its unfocused juvenile nihilism appealed to a gaggle of unfocused juvenile nihilists, poor old John's post-Beatle accomplishments would have been about equal with Freddy "Boom-Boom" Cannon's.

And way less than Lou Christie.


I remember loving Christie's hits. I still do. And all the while, I thought,
"There's something different about this guy...."