In the words of musician, composer and professor of copyright law, Michael Harrington: I think this guys a huge fraud.
The supposed Lennon songs are at newlennon.com, but Harrington says, If you say this is Lennon, this is just appalling. Even pre-Beatles, never were the lyrics this bad! Things like, Well laugh and sing and chat about things...Oh God.
Harrington also notes that Bierman uses something called a four minor chord on the song Surprise, which he says Lennon used very sparingly.
The musicologist insists, I hear him imitating and I know hes influenced...Im not saying the guy didnt know him and love him.
At the same time, he admits, If I was involved with the Lennon estate at all Id be mad as hell.
Biermans response? I may not ever play it 100 percent like John...It would be absolutely wrong not to give due credit to an author of a song.
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