SEAN LENNON Covers ‘ISOLATION’ For His Late Genial Father’s 80th Birthday

10 October 2020

Immortal singer-songwriter genius JOHN LENNON was born in Liverpool 80 years ago,
on 9 October 1940 and his son SEAN, the only child he had with YOKO ONO (who’s 87), was born 45 years later on the same day as his dad. Happy birthday to both Lennons.

To celebrate his father’s 80th birthday Sean covered ISOLATION, one of the highlights of his world famous dad’s solo debut album titled John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band which was released almost 50 years ago, on 11 December 1970.

It’s really incredible how Sean’s voice resembles his father’s vox. They are truly family…

The original

SEAN LENNON: Facebook

Happy 80 John, happy 45 Sean…

GIVE PEACE FINALLY A CHANCE IN 2020…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

1 January 2020

2019 wasn’t a great year for humankind. It was a year in which sexism, racism, inequality, intolerance and egoism were the big winners, supported and promoted by many populist politicians who invent imaginary enemies in order to make their very own people anxious, fearful and confused, so they can profile themselves as the miraculous supermen and the great saviors of all evil and control all human minds. My greatest fear for the future is that the ongoing process of brainwashing will expand extremely and lead to even more human dramas as we already experience for some time now.

Many will laugh as I say that JOHN LENNON and his PLASTIC ONO BAND were right all the time when singing ‘GIVE PEACE A CHANCE’. All sorts of unscrupulous opportunists, greedy businessmen and corrupt politicians reject peace and solidarity because they cannot make fortunes with it, nor gain the total power that is needed to suppress a population. History showed from day one that war only causes humane destruction!

Peace is the only way to survive!
I hope it gets a chance in 2020…

JOHN LENNON: Facebook

50 Years Ago PLASTIC ONO BAND Released Chilling Single ‘COLD TURKEY’…

Knockouts from the past

19 October 2019

Band: Plastic Ono Band
Song: Cold Turkey
Released: 19 October 1969 in the US (50 years ago today) and 5 days later in the UK
Note 1: The song was written after Lennon and Ono experienced a cold turkey during
their brief heroin addictions. But personal assistant Fred Seaman, claimed that Lennon
told him that the song was actually about a severe case of food poisoning suffered by
John and Yoko after eating Christmas leftovers
Note 2: Legend goes that Lennon asked Paul McCartney to release the song as a single
by The Beatles when they were finishing recording ‘Abbey Road‘ but it was refused.
Note 3: The single’s cover art features Lennon‘s head with glasses on an X-ray image
Note 4: It was the second solo single by John Lennon (and his band). It peaked at
#30 in the US and at # 14 on the UK Singles Chart

PLASTIC ONO BAND: Biography

THE PLASTIC ONO BAND Played The Infamous Rock & Roll Revival Show in Toronto 50 Years Ago Today…

History

13 September 2019

canada

50 years ago this day, on 13 September 1969, a couple of weeks after the infamous Woodstock Festival  the ‘Toronto Rock’n’Roll Revival’ festival was organised. It was 
held at Varsity Stadium, at the University of Toronto, before an audience of over 20,000. The originally listed performers for the festival were among others: Whiskey HowlBo DiddleyChicagoJunior Walker and the All StarsTony Joe WhiteAlice CooperChuck BerryCat Mother and the All Night News BoysJerry Lee LewisGene VincentLittle RichardDoug Kershaw, and the fabulous The Doors.

At the last minute John Lennon  & Yoko Ono with their Plastic Ono Band featuring
Klaus VoormannAlan White, and Eric Clapton,  were announced and gave this festival a legendary status. Because of lack of decent rehearsals ahead of it and a lousy soundcheck minutes before the gig it’s a wonder that the band still managed to leave a iconic rough rock and crude roll mark (thanks mostly to John Lennon‘s highly committed and expressive presence).

Some journalists thought the POB sounded to messy! Oh yes they bloody did in a glorious rusty way. Check 4 of their handful raw performances of that night here…

–   COLD TURKEY –
(first ever live rendition)

– YER BLUES –
(from ‘The White Album’)

– DIZZY MISS LIZZY –
(song written and recorded by Larry Williams in 1958
but a live classic on The Beatles early gigs)

– MONEY –
(A Janie Bradford / Berry Gordy cover)

PLASTIC ONO BAND Recorded ‘GIVE PEACE A CHANGE’ 50 Years Ago…

Knockouts from the past

1 June 2019

Anti-war song GIVE PEACE A CHANGE was written by JOHN LENNON (but credited to Lennon–McCartney on the record) and recorded with his PLASTIC ONO BAND, including
his wife Yoko Ono and a bunch of famous friends in Montreal, Canada 50 years ago today, on 1 June 1969 and peaked at #2 in the United Kingdom an at #14 in America.

Of course we know by now that most of the world leaders back then, now and in between never heard the song and if they did they classified it as hippie crap while they kept the multi-billion dollars war machine business going. Damn them ALL, but it certainly won’t stop me to play this positive mantra once again and again and again…

A one-two-three-four! (2)

Ev’rybody’s talking ’bout
Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, Ragism, Tagism
This-ism, that-ism, is-m, is-m, is-m

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Hit it
C’mon, ev’rybody’s talking about
Ministers, sinisters, banisters and canisters
Bishops and Fishops and Rabbis and Popeyes and bye-bye, bye-byes

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Let me tell you now
Ev’rybody’s talking ’bout
Revolution, evolution, masturbation, flagellation, regulation, integrations
Meditations, United Nations, congratulations

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Ev’rybody’s talking ’bout
John and Yoko, Timmy Leary, Rosemary, Tommy Smothers, Bobby Dylan, Tommy Cooper
Derek Taylor, Norman Mailer, Alan Ginsberg, Hare Krishna, Hare, Hare Krishna

All we are saying is give peace a chance (x 10)