Thursday, July 19, 2018

How John Lennon Keeps Liam Gallagher's 'Dark Clouds' Away

According to one of most preferred musical sources:

"If anything gets him down, he knows who to turn to.

Music as therapy is not a novel idea. Indeed, for some people it is the only thing that can help them cope with day to day mental struggles. For Liam Gallagher, there is one musician in particular who is better than medication when it comes to pulling him out of a depressive state.

'I have got John Lennon', he told the Metro. 'Anytime I am in need, man, I just stick him on, all those dark clouds disappear. I do not need therapy. John Lennon is my thing.'

Certainly, you'd be hard-pushed to find a rock band out there that hasn't in some way been influenced by Lennon and The Beatles; everyone from Black Sabbath to Radiohead cite the 60s group as a major inspiration. But it's heartwarming to know that it's not just careers those musical geniuses have inspired.

We may not have Lennon anymore, but bandmate Paul McCartney proved that the Beatles are still an important part of ordinary folk's lives too when he visited Liverpool with James Corden for 'Carpool Karaoke' and performed in front of an enamoured crowd at the Philharmonic Dining Rooms. It was very obvious that there are still plenty of people around who stick on 'Let It Be' when they have a bad day.

Not all the credit for Liam's sanity can go to John Lennon though. Liam admits his rugged good looks keep him feeling chipper when the going gets tough.

'Have you seen how I look? I am looking great', he boasted. 'The minute I slip into depression I just have a quick look in the mirror.'

Liam certainly managed to lift the spirits of a particular crowd over the weekend when he made a surprise appearance at Latitude Festival; first as a guest for The Killers, and secondly with his own set, stealing the show with charisma and maracas.

More: Liam Gallagher slams Noel for World Cup cynicism

He has several more European festival appearances lined up for the rest of the summer including Benicàssim, Sziget, RiZE and Lollapalooza Berlin, plus he'll be hitting Japan for four dates in September." -

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