JOHN & YOKO Giving Peace A Change In Previously Unseen Bed Footage

14 April 2021

Anti-war song GIVE PEACE A CHANGE was written by JOHN LENNON
(but credited to Lennon–McCartney) and recorded with his PLASTIC ONO
BAND
, including his wife Yoko Ono and a bunch of famous friends in
Montreal, Canada back in 1969.

Previously unseen footage has now come to the surface with John & Yoko
in the Sheraton Oceanus Hotel in the Bahamas a week before Montreal, while
on their bed-in tour, with Lennon playing a rough, at times crazy, version of
Give Peace A Chance.

Here we go…

Studio version…

JOHN LENNON Topped The UK Charts 40 Years Ago Today With ‘WOMAN’

7 February 2021

Artist: JOHN LENNON
9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980

Single: WOMAN
Released: 18 January 1981

Score: Topped the UK Singles Chart 40 years ago today,
on 7 February 1981, two months after he was killed.

Album: Double Fantasy

John Lennon: “‘Woman’ came about because, one sunny afternoon in Bermuda,
it suddenly hit me what women do for us. Not just what my Yoko does for me, although
I was thinking in those personal terms… but any truth is universal. What dawned on me
was everything I was taking for granted. Women really are the other half of the sky, as
I whisper at the beginning of the song. It’s a ‘we’ or it ain’t anything.”

R.I.P. John

JOHN LENNON: Facebook

YOKO ONO – Her Tribute Single ‘WALKING ON THIN ICE’ Came Out 40 Years Ago

6 February 2021

Artist: YOKO ONO (88)

Single: WALKING ON THIN ICE
Written: by John and Yoko
Released: 6 February 1981 – 40 years ago today

Note: the song was covered by Elvis Costello in 1984
Score: #35 in the UK, #1 on the US Dance Charts

John Lennon was clutching a tape of a final mix when he was shot.

Whatever you may think of Yoko,
this is a 24 Karat dance classic

YOKO ONO: Facebook

Biggest ROXY MUSIC Hit ‘JEALOUS GUY’ Was A JOHN LENNON Cover – Released 40 Years Ago

Top singles from the past…

5 February 2021

Band: ROXY MUSIC
Active: 1970–1976, 1978–1983, 2001–2011, 2019

Single: JEALOUS GUY – a John Lennon song
Released: 5 February 1981 – 40 years ago

Score: (Their only) No 1 hit in the UK

Bryan Ferry about playing the song live for the first time:
“All the cigarette lighters came out. It was a very emotional evening.”

R.I.P. John Lennon…

The original

ROXY MUSIC: Facebook

The Final Longplayer By Immortal Working Class Hero JOHN LENNON Came Out 40 Years Ago

19 November 2020

After leaving music behind him for five years in order to be as much as possible with his son Sean, immortal rock & pop legend JOHN LENNON went back in the studio, with the love of his life Yoko Ono for what became his final longplayer.

DOUBLE FANTASY was released 40 years ago on 17 November 1980. It wasn’t his best work but so special just because it was his last gift to his countless fans all over the globe.

Only three weeks after the LP’s release the working class hero was killed cowardly by Mark Chapman. Lennon was, unquestionably, my favorite Beatle, he was the rocker. As part of the Fab Four, he changed pop, along with his twin songwriter buddy Macca. And let’s not forget he became an influential peace activist, under the influence of Yoko.

R.I.P.

The romantic single (Just Like) Starting Over

Full album…

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JOHN LENNON: Facebook