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Monday, July 29, 2013

David John Paul George Ringo Lennon changed his name by deed poll, so it's hardly surprising that the man covered in Beatles tattoos would take the opportunity to warble John Lennon's 1970 solo album, Plastic Ono Band, in its entirety.

Lennon's music plays an integral part in the lives of the other fans featured in Candice Breitz's Working Class Hero (A Portrait of John Lennon). Breitz says her 2006 video artwork shares a superficial likeness to television singing contests in gathering a divergent group of people before the camera. ''The prospect of 15 minutes of fame may certainly have been a motivating factor for a handful of the fans who were drawn to participating,'' she says. ''But my interest was never in the caricatured figure of the star-struck fan.''

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Source: The Age Entertaintment

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