Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Musician Hopes To Release Album Of Collaborations With John Lennon

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A musician who says he had a “covert friendship” with John Lennon in the ‘70s is now pushing to release the music they made together.

Bruce Bierman says he struck up a friendship with Lennon at the age of 17 after they were introduced by Bierman’s friend and bandmate, David Peel.

He claims the two often met up to play music, but Lennon asked that their friendship remain a secret. Bierman explains, “Anything he did that was on the radar, it sort of choked him.”

He says his friend especially appreciated his blunt honesty.

Case in point: When asked what he thought of his album with Yoko Ono, Sometime In New York City, Bierman says he told Lennon, “I just don’t understand what you see in her.” The former Beatle replied, “Love is blind,” to which Bierman countered, “A little deaf too.”

Bierman says after “a moment of frigid silence,” Lennon burst out laughing.

Excerpts of the results of their collaborations can be heard at newlennon.com, and Bierman insists, “People who know John’s music just know it and feel it.”

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