The Saturday Post: Nowhere Boy edition

Despite the award-winning movies Jim and I have seen lately (yay to The King's Speech, The Fighter and more!),  I keep going back to an under-the-radar little flick from 2009 called Nowhere Boy that we rented a month or so ago. It's a heartfelt account of John Lennon's early days, focusing as much on his dysfunctional family life as his entrance into music history.

Seems sacrilegious to say so, but I've never been a huge Beatles fan. Sure, I thoroughly enjoy(ed) many of their songs, but we don't have a lot on CD (or cassette or record) and far fewer in our iPod library. I do remember being deeply saddened by John Lennon's death, but as far as the man and his music being relevant to my life, he and the Beatles really weren't ... and aren't.

Until recently. Now John Lennon's on my mind a lot. Maybe because of the music, maybe because of his beginnings, maybe because of the mother who both messed him up and made him who he was. Definitely because I saw Nowhere Boy ... and loved it. If you've not seen it, do. If you're not much of a fan, I encourage you to see it anyway. It's delightful, silly, and heartbreaking all at once, and from all I've read, it's an impressively accurate account.

I have a feeling we'll be seeing a whole lot more of Aaron Johnson, the young man who played John Lennon (who also, surprisingly, was the main character in Kick Ass ... which I got an unexpected kick out of, too). Just by virtue of those two very different films, it's clear the kid's got range.

Today's question:

What is one of your favorite Beatles or John Lennon songs?