Mittwoch 22. August 2018: FREDDIE LENNON: Vinyl-Single THAT’S MY LIFE
Right Records Right 311, Großbritannien.
A-Seite: That’s My Life (My Love And My Home) (mono) (Freddie Lennon / Tony Cartwright) (2:48). / B-Seite: The Next Time You Feel Important (mono) (Sidney Lippman / Sylvia Dee) (2:48).
Nova and Right Recordings are excited to announce the release of That’s My Life (My Love And My Home) by the late Freddie Lennon, father of John Lennon. Originally released in 1965, the track was co-written by Freddie and his manager Tony Cartwright (producer, and manager of stars including Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck). The pair originally met after Tony discovered that Freddie was working in a pub kitchen in Shepperton, washing dishes! It turned out that Freddie hadn’t seen his son John for over 20 years, and had no idea that he was living nearby. Both from Liverpool, Tony and Freddie struck up a close friendship, and Freddie even moved in to live with Tony for a while. It was Tony who later re-introduced Freddie to John.
Discovering Freddie was a singer and banjo player, Tony encouraged him to co-write a song. Inspired by stories Freddie told about his life, the track is believed to be the first ever known recordings of musicians Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding, of the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Although on its initial release the song saw commercial success, it suddenly disappeared from the charts. Rumours as to who was responsible for its mysterious disappearance have circulated ever since.