As Howard Cosell once said, John Lennon was “the most famous, perhaps, of all the Beatles.” On October 9th, if he were still alive, he would be celebrating his 80th birthday. Bob Ethington recently retired from the Akron-Summit County Public Library after three decades, but he remains the pop culture consultant on the Ray Horner Morning Show. Bob talked about the life and career of Lennon, and the influence the Beatles had on the music industry and pop culture as a whole. Ethington also talked about legacy of Lennon, which really took off after his assassination in 1980, and how his personal life was rather complicated. 93.5/1590 WAKR is home to many Beatles and John Lennon songs, which one can hear throughout the day.