Wednesday 2 December 2020

Mikey Georgeson et Le Documents: John Lennon Is Not Dead

In July 2020 Mikey Georgeson, Andrew Petrie, Harry Pye, Paul Speare and Chris Tosic met up at Sean Read's Famous Times Recording Studio.

 Among the tracks they recorded was, "John Lennon Is Not Dead" (written by Georgeson & Pye.)A rough mix of the song features on a You Tube video which you can see: HERE

"John Lennon Is Not Dead" was an exhibition that took place during October 2020 at London's Stash Gallery. The exhibition was an unofficial celebration of the 80th anniversary of Lennon's birth. 80 esteemed artists contributed a work. The artists were; Magda Archer, Julie Bennett, Gordon Beswick, Kirsty Buchanan, Louise Camras, Bula Chakravarty Agbo, Billy Childish,  Jackie Clark, Emma Coleman, Jerry Dammers, Chalkie Davies, Ben Dickson, Sarah Doyle, Tinsel Edwards, Kevin Eldon, Hunt Emerson, Nat Foreman, Tine Frellesen, Christian Furr, Mikey Georgeson, Peter Harris, Kyle Hawkins,  Georgia Hayes,  Dan Hedley, Sadie Hennessey, Alice Herrick, Russell Herron, Marguerite Horner,  Tony Husband, Kim James-Williams, Fabienne Jacquet, Jasper Joffe, Corin Johnson, James Johnston, Dominic Kennedy, Phil King, James Lawson, David Lock, Peter Lloyd, Cathy Lomax,  Bob London, Lee Maelzer, Jo Mama, Jules Mann, Josie McCoy, Mark McGowan, Hugh Mendes, Mattia Milan, Richard Arthur Mittens, John Moore, Kate Murdoch, Klarita Pandolfi Carr, Molly Parkin, Sophie Parkin, Joseph Paxton, Harry Pye, Clare Price, Liz Purchase, Max Reeves, Micheal Restrick, Alli Sharma, Adrian R. Shaw, Rowland Smith, Duglas T. Stewart, Uzma Sultan, Liesel Thomas, Kath Thompson, Chris Tosic, John Turnbull & Sandra Turnbull, Twinkle Troughton, James Unsworth, Francis Upritchard, Natasha Vassiliou, Julian Wakeling, Loretta Wall, Edward Ward, Vanessa Winch, Leonie Woods, Bonnie Wong, Rose Wylie, Agnieszka Zapala. 

The exhibition’s curator Harry Pye explains the title of the show he said: “Some people believe you die 3 times. The first time is when your heart stops beating, the second time is when they put you in the ground, and the third time is when everyone stops saying your name.  I still turn to John Lennon when I need cheering up or feel in need of inspiration, and because I’m not the only one, I feel it's reasonable to say, John Lennon is not dead.” 

(Credits) Above: Mikey Georgeson (Lead vocals, Bass and piano)Graham Carlow (Drums),

Above: Andrew Petrie (Bass, Organ). 

Above:Producer Sean Read with Paul Speare (Tambourine)and Kevin Eldon (Lennon impersonator). The backing vocals were by most of those just mentioned plus Chris Tosic and Harry Pye.