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John Lennon at 81

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John Ono (né Winston) Lennon was born October 9, 1940.

To mark what would have been Lennon's 81st birthday, we'll listen to tracks from some of the recent anniversary re-issues of his solo and Beatles recordings, along with Lennon-centric Beatles covers from Bay Area artists and beyond – Saturday, October 9 at 8 pm.

Devon Strolovitch studied medieval Judeo-Portuguese manuscripts and earned a PhD in Linguistics from Cornell University before coming to KALW. He is the Senior Producer of Philosophy Talk, and since 2007 has hosted Fog City Blues, the weekly digest of Blues in the Bay Area and beyond.