John Lennon Pt. 2: “The phony must die, said the catcher in the rye”

DISGRACELAND

By Jake Brennan

John Lennon Pt. 2: “The phony must die, said the catcher in the rye”

Tuesday, 10 July

John Lennon was a walking contradiction: a violent pacifist and a creative genius marred by creative inconsistency. Just as he was getting his groove back he was gunned down by Mark David Chapman, a self-loathing narcissist obsessed with his contradictory hero, as well as Lennon’s musical rival, Todd Rundgren and J.D. Salinger’s angsty Holden Caulfield from The Catcher In The Rye. Hear how all of these factors and more contributed to the musical icon’s senseless murder in this second of a two part Disgraceland episode.

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