Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Interview with John Lennon (recorded by a 14-year-old boy in 1969)

Uploaded June 17, 2008

In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced him to do an interview. 38 years later, Levitan, director Josh Raskin and illustrator James Braithwaite have collaborated to create an animated short film using the original interview recording as the soundtrack. A spellbinding vessel for Lennon's boundless wit and timeless message, I Met the Walrus was nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Animated Shorts.

The world will be celebrating John Lennon's 78th birthday on 9 October 2018.

[First posted 9 October 2009]