It’s always a magic day when it includes a visit to EMI Studios, Abbey Road.
Way back in 1985-86, we lived on West End Lane in Ken Gold’s mansion flat. Abbey Road turns into West End Lane about 12 blocks north of the studio. The old brown V12 XJS used to drive past on a daily basis on the way to AIR Studios or SYCO or to John Henry’s. I never missed saluting and smiling as we rumbled by the world’s most famous recording studio.
John Jones crossing Abbey Road for the umpteenth time in July, 2011
Here is another photo of the Abbey Road pedestrian crossing from my archives. This one is from the hot hot summer of 1994!
Not The Beatles on the relocated Pedestrian Crossing on Abbey Road.
At the 112th SCGA Annual Meeting last Tuesday, Rancho Park GC was honored with the first-ever SCGA Foundation President’s Award for its outstanding dedication and commitment supporting junior golf.
John Jones of Rancho Park accepted the award from SCGA Foundation President Ed Holmes, pictured above.
What can I say? I had to have something to follow Bang On.
I wrote this song to John Lennon at Christmas 1999. It was hard to believe that it had been 19 years since his murder.
The recording arrangement and dynamic of Dear John were based on Mick Fleetwood’s drum track.
He was playing to a different song.
The Dear John single was first released in December 1999 on MP3.com records.
It is now available on “iTunes”andCD Baby with the original cover shot of me at the piano at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.