Blood on the Tracks: The John Lennon Story

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John Lennon: Rebel. Radical. Revolutionary. The story of John Lennon’s post-Beatles years in the turbulent, political, and violent 1970s is told from the perspective of those who knew him best. BLOOD ON THE TRACKS is part true crime, part historical fiction, part spoken word lo-fi beat noir brought to you by Jake Brennan, the host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast, DISGRACELAND. It features the fictionalized voices of David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Harry Nilsson, Richard Nixon, Mark David Chapman, and more. Just like John Lennon, this podcast sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. Because you can’t push the needle into the red without leaving a little blood on the tracks. Season 1, The Phil Spector Story, which tells the story of one of the most infamous record producers of all time, is available to binge now in its entirety. This podcast is explicit and features adult content.

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John Lennon & David Bowie (The John Lennon Story, Chapter 7)
2473
As the 1970s wore on, John Lennon found himself at a crossroads. Was he a pop singer or an artist? Would he continue to be a musician at all, or instead would he retreat into quiet family life? Enter David Bowie, who managed to find a way to help John be all of those things at once, while at the same time making Bowie bigger than ever in the United States. Bowie’s tales about John involve the usual vices, drugs like cocaine – but also some very unexpected and unorthodox hallucinogens on the backstreets of Hong Kong. For more info on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 23, 2021
John Lennon & Elton John (The John Lennon Story, Chapter 6)
2321
Elton John and John Lennon had a special relationship. It very well may have been the deepest and closest relationship that John had with another musician after Paul McCartney. Elton explains how he and John hid out from Andy Warhol in a hotel room; how one of the most legendary bets in rock ‘n roll history led to John making an unexpected appearance at Madison Square Garden; and how John’s brush with UFOs makes us reevaluate just exactly what we think is real. For more info on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 16, 2021
John Lennon & Harry Nilsson (The John Lennon Story, Chapter 5)
2307
Was Harry Nilsson a bad influence on John Lennon? Or was John Lennon a bad influence on Harry Nilsson? Harry ponders this very question as he takes a very inebriated stroll down a memory lane. It’s on this journey that John and Harry consume far too many Brandy Alexanders, Harry tries to get Paul McCartney to take a horse tranquilizer, Harry literally shreds his vocal cords, and John makes a heroic stand at RCA Records. For more info on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 09, 2021
John Lennon & Keith Moon (The John Lennon Story, Chapter 4)
2335
Keith Moon, wild man drummer for the Who, has plenty of his own stories to tell, from chopping up hotel rooms with a hatchet to dunking a Lincoln Continental in a Holiday Inn’s pool. He was one of John’s frequent fellow partiers during John’s “lost weekend” in Los Angeles, which was longer than a weekend and even more lost than you’d initially assume. And as Keith Moon explains, the trouble that he and John got up to during that lost weekend was more than fun and games: it nearly got John Lennon killed. For more info on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 02, 2021
John Lennon & Phil Spector (The John Lennon Story, Chapter 3)
2172
To settle a copyright lawsuit, John Lennon begins a disastrous recording project with one of the most disastrous producers in the biz: Phil Spector. The former “tycoon of teen” attempts to helm John’s rock ‘n roll covers album in Los Angeles, which quickly devolves into drunken hijinks, all while a threatening music executive presents serious challenges. Plus, Spector reveals the reason why John and Yoko wanted to be in the United States in the first place – and it’s not what you think. For more info on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 26, 2021
John Lennon & Richard Nixon (The John Lennon Story, Chapter 2)
2181
As John Lennon becomes the most famous political dissident in America, President Richard Nixon becomes increasingly paranoid. Nixon defends his legacy as well as the lengths to which his administration went in order to silence the rabble rousing ex-Beatle. Nixon’s own fears led him to believe that John wouldn’t just sway the youth vote, but that he would violently disrupt the country. Nixon’s tales include wiretaps, riots, and even the Godfather himself, James Brown. For more info on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 19, 2021
John Lennon & Yoko Ono (The John Lennon Story, Chapter 1)
2335
John Lennon’s second wife and creative muse, Yoko Ono, recalls their time as one of the most simultaneously beloved and feared couples of 1970s New York City. Yoko’s tales include drug busts, government surveillance, robbery, extortion, fear, and paranoia.  All this and more in the season two premiere of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS: The John Lennon Story. For more info on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 19, 2021
Blood on the Tracks: The John Lennon Story Trailer
172
John Lennon: Rebel. Radical. Revolutionary. The story of John Lennon’s post-Beatles years in the turbulent, political, and violent 1970s is told from the perspective of those who knew him best. BLOOD ON THE TRACKS is part true crime, part historical fiction, part spoken word lo-fi beat noir brought to you by Jake Brennan, the host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast, DISGRACELAND. It features the fictionalized voices of David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Harry Nilsson, Richard Nixon, Mark David Chapman, and more. Just like John Lennon, this podcast sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. Because you can’t push the needle into the red without leaving a little blood on the tracks. Season 1, The Phil Spector Story, which tells the story of one of the most infamous record producers of all time, is available to binge now in its entirety. This podcast is explicit and features adult content. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 12, 2021
The Phil Spector Story, Chapter Ten: Phil Spector and Phil Spector
2289
As Phil Spector faces the rest of his life in prison for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson, the memories in his head swirl around in a perfect storm of confusion, resentment, misguided anger, and petty entitlement. The words of Lenny Bruce, Ronnie Spector, Keith Richards, Ike Turner, Leonard Cohen, Debbie Harry, John Lennon, Darlene Love, and the late Lana Clarkson continue to haunt him as he pieces together the moments of his life and contemplates the rest of his days. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 07, 2020
The Phil Spector Story, Chapter Nine: Phil Spector and Lana Clarkson
2425
Actress Lana Clarkson meets Phil Spector for the first and last time on a fateful and fatal night in February 2003. She doesn’t know who he is, but is gradually charmed by the stories he tells about The Beatles, The Righteous Brothers, Tina Turner, The Ramones, Elvis Presley, and more. When they end up at Spector’s Alhambra castle, a tipsy night of good fun quickly devolves into a deadly night of head games and murderous mischief. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 30, 2020
The Phil Spector Story, Chapter Eight: Phil Spector and Darlene Love
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Darlene Love was the anonymous voice behind many of Phil Spector’s earliest chart-topping teenage pop symphonies; songs like “He’s a Rebel” and “He’s the Boy I Love” bear Darlene’s uncredited but unmistakable vocal. Darlene talks about how she struggled to pull herself out of anonymity and into the spotlight, but how every attempt was thwarted by the same person behind the recording console: Phil Spector. Darlene’s story is a story about the battle for legacy in the face of a madman’s oppression. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 23, 2020
The Phil Spector Story, Chapter Seven: Phil Spector and John Lennon
2013
From Let It Be to Imagine to an infamous “lost weekend” in Los Angeles, no Beatle had more face time with Phil Spector than John Lennon. John reminisces on being drunkenly tied to a bed, having a gun fired at him in the studio, and lawyering up simply to get his own session tapes back. Every crazy story has the same crazy common denominator: Phil Spector.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 16, 2020
The Phil Spector Story, Chapter Six: Phil Spector and Debbie Harry
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Debbie Harry, Blondie frontwoman and siren of the ‘70s NYC punk scene, talks about making the jump from the Big Apple to the City of Angels, with stops at The Whisky, KROQ, American Bandstand, and, of course, Phil Spector’s mansion. Her story is also The Ramones’ story, and both the beauty and the beasts share the good, the bad, and the downright weird in their tales of working with pop music’s most reclusive and abusive record producer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 09, 2020
The Phil Spector Story, Chapter Five: Phil Spector and Leonard Cohen
1951
Leonard Cohen recalls his time with Phil Spector as a time of great confusion and soul searching. It’s also a time of bad omens, punctuated by being held against his will and being held at gunpoint. Despite cameos by Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg, and trips to islands off the coast of Greece and Zen retreats in California, Leonard’s memories keep coming back to one word: guns. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 02, 2020
The Phil Spector Story, Chapter Four: Phil Spector and Ike Turner
2181
Ike Turner goes deep about getting high, about his myriad marriages and drug busts, and about his tempestuous relationship with ex-wife Tina Turner. Game recognizes game when his path crosses Phil Spector’s, and the two engage in a shady tête-à-tête that ends in arson, narcs, and the SWAT team. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 26, 2020
The Phil Spector Story, Chapter Three: Phil Spector and Keith Richards
1948
The Rolling Stones’ bad boy guitarist dishes deep on his love for Ronnie Bennett, as well as the lengths he went to in order to keep it a secret from the jealous Phil Spector. In addition to his stories about secret trysts, Keith talks X-rated recording sessions, American cops with itchy trigger fingers, and the wrath of Phil Spector. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 19, 2020
The Phil Spector Story, Chapter Two: Phil Spector and Ronnie Spector
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Leader of the Ronettes, voice behind “Be My Baby,” and the former wife of Phil Spector, Ronnie Spector peels back the curtain to expose the darker side of one of the most infamous couples of the 1960s. Ronnie’s life with Phil takes a nosedive from rubbing elbows with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to being held prisoner in her own house. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 12, 2020
The Phil Spector Story, Chapter One: Phil Spector and Lenny Bruce
1857
Phil Spector’s own personal Socrates, Lenny Bruce, reminisces on the unforgettable time he spent with the Tycoon of Teen. Lenny’s tales involve censorship and the long arm of Johnny Law, Frank Zappa and Merv Griffin, and family secrets revealed after late night deli runs. All this and more in the season one premiere of Blood on the Tracks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 12, 2020
Blood on the Tracks: The Phil Spector Story Trailer
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Phil Spector: Murderer. Musical genius. His story is told from the perspective of those who knew him best, his famous so-called friends. Blood On The Tracks is part true crime, part historical fiction, part spoken word lo-fi beat noir brought to you by Jake Brennan, the host of the award winning music and true crime podcast, DISGRACELAND, featuring the fictionalized voices of Lenny Bruce, Ronnie Spector, Ike Turner, Debbie Harry and more. Just like Phil Spector, this podcast sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. Because you can’t push the needle into the red, without leaving a little blood on the tracks. Blood On The Tracks launches August 12, 2020 and will be released weekly on Wednesdays. This podcast is explicit and features adult content. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 04, 2020