Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Don't Forget John

Not too many video footage of John Lennon. Some have been removed. Plus he didn't perform for 5 years in the 70's and was shot before he had any chance to promote Double Fantasy. However I found some good ones. I don't do videos that could have been made after his death, just the live ones.

tampThe first footage is one of the few clips of "Instant Karma". It has Yoko being blindfolded by aon while knitting. I think it's great because the drummer is Alan White of Yes fame.

I'm not a big fan of the song "Imagine" but I like this version, which I believe features the last filmed live performance of John Lennon. He looks like Geddy Lee of Rush, here and has the most bizarre outfit he probably wore. It's fascinating footage, because of the formality of the audience and the fact that htey are smoking.

The next footage is from Rock and Roll Circus. It's John fronting the one time only supergroup Dirty Mac featuring Mitch Mitchell of Jimi Hendrix fame, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards on bass. They're doing the song "Yer Blues" from the White Album. Good Stuff.

I like finding footage of musicians doing non-musician stuff like presenting awards. The first one is John Lennon in 1974 getting together with Paul......Simon. It's a great time capsule with Andy Williams and jokes about his ex wife Claudine Georgette Longet, who would be more infamous a year later for shooting her lover. The other footage is from a Monday Night Football broadcast where John Lennon shows up to be interviewed by Howard Cosell. It would be almost 6 years to the day of the broadcast when Howard Cosell would announce to the country that John Lennon was shot dead.

1 comment:

Louisa said...

Keep up the good work.