The 30th Anniversary of John Lennon’s death calls for our first Jam of the Wednesday in ages…

Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 12:08 pm ET

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John Lennon, 1940-1980: 30th anniversary of Lennon's death
Several jams, in fact. Best of all, Frump’s gonna spare you from the tracks you might typically find on one of John’s many “Best of” collections.

Not that Lennon’s bigger, more ubiquitous hits aren’t remarkable enough, of course — we just thought these may open some new corridors for the more casual of Lennon fans out there to explore.

Gonna open it up with one of my favorites; one from what’s almost certainly Lennon’s — if not the Beatles’ — best solo work. Here’s the appropriately titled “Remember,” from 1970’s Plastic Ono Band (Lennon’s solo debut). Several more after the jump…

You’re welcome to disagree with the above assessment of the relative greatness of Plastic Ono Band. You’d be wrong, of course, but that’s perfectly within your rights…

“Well, Well, Well” really brings the “Primal Therapy” John was undergoing to the surface…

Hard to imagine a better fan-made video for Lennon’s “God.” The clip from Howard Cossell’s famous Monday Night Football announcement was a particularly nice touch.

Okay, onto a few from Lennon’s 2nd solo album, Imagine, and then you’re on your own…

Lennon’s dig at McCartney — and also himself, though that’s often overlooked — “How do you sleep?”

Finally, another of many testaments to John’s love for Yoko. I mean, somebody had to love her, right? RIP, John. 1940-1980.

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