Video: Lester Bangs talks about The Beatles, Nostalgia and John Lennon

Music critic Lester Bangs, who wrote for Creem and Rolling Stone magazines, was never short of opinions, or finding ways to populate the conversation surrounding arts. On one occasion, typewriter in hand, he climbed onto the stage while the J. Geils Band were playing in concert, and typed a supposed review of the event, in full view of the audience. So, there’s that.

Here is a clip from a 1982 mini documentary on The Beatles, where he shared his thoughts on the huge nostalgia over Beatlemania, as well as the way people perceived John Lennon in a God-like stature.