Public Radio station Celebrates John Lennon’s Birthday Anniversary All Weekend
New York, NY – Jack Douglas, the producer of John Lennon’s “Double Fantasy,” visits FUV Music Morning Host Claudia Marshall live this Friday at 9:00 AM, exclusively on public radio station WFUV (90.7 FM, wfuv.org). One of the last of Lennon’s friends to see him alive thirty years ago, Douglas now joins Marshall to talk about the newly re-mastered “Double Fantasy,” Lennon’s last record, his memories of the recording process and his relationship with Yoko Ono.
“The new version of ‘Double Fantasy’ is stunning,” says Marshall. “John’s vocals are front and center in a way that allows a complete rediscovery of his work.”
WFUV continues to commemorate John Lennon’s 70th birthday anniversary all weekend. FUV Music Midday Host Darren DeVivo features a Lennon “Under the Covers” set, playing Lennon songs covered by other artists, on Friday at noon. Later on Friday, FUV Music Afternoon Host Dennis Elsas will play highlights from his 1974 interview with Lennon throughout the afternoon. (Elsas is also a panelist at the previous evening’s Paley Center for Media screening of the forthcoming PBS documentary LENNONYC and on-site host of the free screening in Central Park on Saturday). On Saturday, Mixed Bag Host Pete Fornatale salutes the former-Beatle from 4:00-8:00 PM and, on Sunday at 8:00 AM, Sunday Breakfast host John Platt plays excerpts from his own 1974 interview with Lennon.
WFUV is a non-commercial, listener-supported public radio station, licensed to Fordham University for over 60 years. Serving the New York area as well as an international audience on the web, and a leader in contemporary music radio, WFUV is Rock & Roots Radio, offering an eclectic mix of rock, singer-songwriters, blues, world and other music, plus headlines from National Public Radio and local news.