Skip to comments.John Lennon Missing Recordings Discovered and Released
Posted on 12/03/2009 6:59:16 AM PST by Military family member
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently some rare and unreleased John Lennon recordings were discovered in a vault. These recordings were taped on August 19, 1980. They were done separately from the mysteriously missing video footage that was filmed at what is believed to be John Lennon's last recording session with his band prior to his death. Even more incredible, these recordings have never been released until now.
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Not my favorite Beatle.
Yoko Ono must need money. . . .
Who gets the money? Yoko? Paul? or Micheal Jackson’s estate?
Music samples not working for me - anyone else?
I can hardly contain my excitement. Back in the 80’s I bought his “Live in New York” (I think that was the title) album. On the album he attempts to perform the song “Come Together,” which he wrote, and couldn’t even remember the words!!!!
What a wasted has-been.
I would think Yoko would profit from any funds derived from the sale of these recordings...if she owns them. Otherwise, the actual owner would be the beneficiary....after a long court battle that we all know is coming.
Hope that “imagine there’s no heaven” thing is working out for him.
Great, more drivel from “The Untalented One”.
The Lost John Lennon Interview
"Power to the People"
TA (interviewer): In a way you were even thinking about politics when you seemed to be knocking revolution?
JL (Lennon): Ah, sure, 'Revolution' . There were two versions of that song but the underground left only picked up on the one that said 'count me out'. The original version which ends up on the LP said 'count me in' too; I put in both because I wasn't sure. There was a third version that was just abstract, musique concrete, kind of loops and that, people screaming. I thought I was painting in sound a picture of revolution--but I made a mistake, you know. The mistake was that it was anti-revolution.
On the version released as a single I said 'when you talk about destruction you can count me out'. I didn't want to get killed. I didn't really know that much about the Maoists, but I just knew that they seemed to be so few and yet they painted themselves green and stood in front of the police waiting to get picked off. I just thought it was unsubtle, you know. I thought the original Communist revolutionaries coordinated themselves a bit better and didn't go around shouting about it. That was how I felt--I was really asking a question. As someone from the working class I was always interested in Russia and China and everything that related to the working class, even though I was playing the capitalist game.
"Get started" and "Stay longer" seem to work, such as they are. ("Get started" starts with obscenities; had to turn down the volume rather fast.) None of the others worked for me.
Very distinctive, resonant speaking voice on Lennon. But musically, absolutely lost, by the sound of him. Seems to have no concern or clue about what sounds good.
Filthy worthless hippy.
I loved “Dear Prudence”, sitting on an ACAV in Vietnam, cleaning a 50 cal machine gun.
Probably like all those other “never released!” recordings by some late, great artist: Because they SUCKED and folks didn’t want them to get out in the public!
There’s a poll about Obama at the linked site that needs Freeping. Ha ha ha.
There’s a good reason the songs were never released.
The Kinks and the Zombies have worn better, maybe even the Dave Clark Five for gosh sake. The Stones aged like a fine wine - the Beatles, after Rubber Soul, devolved into rancid self absorbtion, and Lennon led the pack.
John Lennon was nothing without Ringo.
Obviously there are not many musicians or songwriters on this site. Of the groups you named all of them have stated they don’t come close to The Beatles . Most bands from the sixties to present day when asked to pick the all time top band have picked The Beatles. As far as the Stones go The Beatles were only together for 7 years and they had more number one hits than the Stones who have been together for 35. Even classical musicians have given The Beatles critical acclaim and play there music all over the world.
There’s the Beatles and then there’s all the rest.
It cracks me up how many know-nothing children post on Beatles threads.
From this point, I’ll follow the advice of Confucius: “Only a fool argues with a fool.”
Agreed. If I could be 1/100 the songwriter that John Lennon was I would die happy.
And if someone went through my old tape drawer they would find much worse. Sometimes tapes run just as a sort of audio sketch pad.
And if I was responsible for what my old girlfriends did? OMG
agreed, loved the beatles, and cried dec 8, 1980....
Once again, yawn. Their stuff lost its appeal for me even before its time passed. You milage may vary.
Once again, yawn. Their stuff lost its appeal for me even before its time passed. Your milage may vary.