The Singles Of John Lennon.

I dug out my old battered vinyl copy of John Lennon’s single “Cold Turkey” the other night.
Now, I stole that record from a girlfriend YEARS ago who got it from her Aunt and over the years, I’ve played it to death!
I know where every scratch, pop and crackle is on the record and I wouldn’t give it up even for a brand new copy.

I’m a bit of a Lennon nut and I’ve managed tp build up a pretty impressive record collection over time but I don’t have much in the way of his singles.
I’ve found a few in second hand shops and lost a few (y’know how it is) and I thought that since everybody downloads everything these days, it might be nice to stick the sleeves of Lennon’s singles up on here so that people can see what they looked like at the time.
So that’s what I did.

Give Peace A Chance/Remember Love.
Jul 7th, 1969 (US).
Jul 4th, 1969 (UK).

Cold Turkey/Don’t Worry Kyoko.
Oct 20th, 1969 (US).
Oct 24th, 1969 (UK).

Instant Karma!/Who Has Seen the Wind?
Feb 20th, 1970 (US).
Feb 6th, 1970 (UK).

Mother/Why.
Dec 28th, 1970 (US).

Power To The People/Open Your Box.
Mar 12th, 1971 (UK).

Power To The People/Touch Me.
Mar 22nd, 1971 (US).

Imagine/It’s So Hard.
Oct 11th, 1971 (US).

Woman Is The Nigger Of The World/Sisters O’ Sisters.
Apr 24th, 1972 (US).

Happy Xmas (War Is Over)/Listen, The Snow Is Falling.
Dec 1st, 1971 (US).
Nov 24th, 1971 (UK).

Mind Games/Meat City.
Oct 29th, 1973 (US).
Nov 16th, 1973 (UK).

Whatever Gets You Thru The Night/Beef Jerky.
Sept 23rd, 1974 (US).
Oct 4th, 1974 (UK).

No.9 Dream/What You Got.
Dec 16th, 1974 (US).
Jan 31st, 1975 (UK).

Stand By Me/Move Over Ms.L.
Mar 10th, 1975 (US).
Apr 18th, 1975 (UK).

Imagine/Working Class Hero.
Oct 24th, 1975 (UK).

(Just Like) Starting Over/Kiss Kiss Kiss.
Oct 27th, 1980 (US).
Oct 24th, 1980 (UK).

Woman/Beautiful Boys.
Jan 12th, 1981 (US).
Jan 16th, 1981 (UK).

Watching The Wheels/Yes, I’m Your Angel.
Mar 13th, 1981 (US).
Mar 27th, 1981 (UK).

Love/Give Me Some Truth.
Nov 15th, 1982 (UK).

Nobody Told Me/O’ Sanity.
Jan 5th, 1984 (US).
Jan 9th, 1984 (UK).

Borrowed Time/Your Hands.
May 11th, 1984 (US).
Mar 9th, 1984 (UK).

Borrowed Time/Your Hands/Never Say Goodbye.
Mar 9th, 1984 (UK).

I’m Stepping Out/Sleepless Night.
Mar 15th, 1984 (US).
Jul 15th, 1984 (UK).

I’m Stepping Out/Sleepless Night/Loneliness.
Jul 15th, 1984 (UK).

Every Man Has A Woman WHo Loves Him/It’s Alright.
Oct 5th, 1984 (US).
Nov 16th, 1984 (UK).

Jealous Guy/Going Down On Love.
Nov 18th, 1985 (UK).

Imagine/Happy Xmas (War Is Over).
Dec 13th, 1999 (UK).

Some similar links…
* The Albums Of John Lennon.
* The Beatles Back Album Covers.

The Albums Of John Lennon.

I’m a big fan of John Lennon.
You’d be hard pushed to find a bigger Lennon maniac than me.
When I was 14 I heard his 1970 “Plastic Ono Band” album and I’ve been completely hooked ever since on everything he ever did.

On the 4th of October Yoko Ono is releasing a John Lennon ‘Signature’ Box Set.
It looks like this:

It’s available for Pre-Order now and already has bad reviews because it’s a rip off.
A £127.99 rip off.

The box includes 7 remastered official John Lennon albums, some singles and assorted filler.
As much as I love Yoko Ono (And I do), this is a lazy effort.
From what I can see, it’s light by around 7 albums.
It’s also cheaper to buy the albums individually. 

So, in order,
Here they all are:

Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins” (1968):

Unfinished Music No.2: Life With The Lions” (1968):

Wedding Album” (1969):

Live Peace In Toronto 1969” (1969):

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band” (1970):

Imagine” (1971):

Some Time In New York City” (1972):

Mind Games” (1973):

Walls And Bridges” (1974):

Rock ‘N’ Roll” (1975):

Double Fantasy” (1980):

Milk And Honey” (1984):

Live In New York City” (1986):

Menlove Avenue” (1986):

Acoustic” (2004):

Lennon’s music changed a lot from album to album.
For a good balance I recommend:
“John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band”,
“Walls And Bridges” & “Double Fantasy”.

P.S.
I was gonna title this post “All We Are Saying Is Gies Peace Yoko”.

Mark Chapman Denied Parole Again.

Mark Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon, has been denied bail for the sixth time, nearly 30 years after shooting the former Beatle outside his New York home.

From The Telegraph:

A parole board decided not to release Chapman after interviewing him on Tuesday by teleconference at Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York.

It was Chapman’s sixth appearance before the board since becoming eligible for parole in 2000. He will be eligible again in 2012.

Chapman, 55, had been scheduled to appear last month, but the hearing was postponed by parole officials, who said at the time they were awaiting additional information.

After Tuesday’s decision, the board wrote to Chapman that it remains concerned about “the disregard you displayed for the norms of our society and the sanctity of human life when, after careful planning, you traveled to New York for the sole purpose of killing John Lennon.”

The panel said “release remains inappropriate at this time and incompatible with the welfare of the community.”

Among those who have opposed his release is Lennon’s now 77-year-old widow, Yoko Ono, who said last month that she believed Chapman is a potential threat to her family and perhaps himself.

The former maintenance man from Hawaii was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison after firing five shots outside Lennon’s Manhattan building on Dec. 8, 1980, hitting Lennon four times in front of his wife and others. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

At his last parole hearing, in 2008, Chapman told the panel he was ashamed and sorry for what he had done and had since developed a deeper understanding of the value of a human life.

He said he had been seeking notoriety and fame to counter feelings of failure.

After that interview, parole officials noted that Chapman had not been disciplined in prison since 1994 and said he had adjusted to his incarceration. But they denied release “due to concern for the public safety and welfare,” according to the written decision.

Chapman was informed of the panel’s most recent finding a few hours after the hearing. The state Division of Parole is expected to release a transcript of the interview within the next several days.

Lennon would have turned 70 this October.

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