MM09: John Lennon ‘Come Back Johnny!’

Lennon Come Back Johnny!

The cover and album title inspiration:

Trouser Press Come back J

Lennon Come Back Johnny! b

A real labor of love, right down to the photo labels, a Melvin Records first:

Lennon Come Back Johnny! lbl 1

Lennon CBJ lbl 2

USA: 1979

Side 1:

  • intro: a comment to a bleary-eyed Bob Dylan, 1965 (sic) – Excerpt from Dylan’s Eat The Document film. May 27 1966: A very hungover Dylan and a similarly uptight John trying to sound witty (and failing) while D.A. Pennebaker’s rolling film on them, as they are driven from John’s home back to London.
  • New York City – ‘One To One’ Benefit 30 August 1972, audience recording, from the matinee performance? Neither ABC nor KBFH broadcast the beginning of either performance.
  • It’s So Hard- same as above
  • Woman Is The Nigger Of The World- ditto
  • station break: Walls And Bridges Walls And Bridges radio spot, 1974 (spoken by Ringo)
  • (not listed) John doing the weather as WNEW guest DJ, 28 September 1974
  • Well Well Well – ‘One To One’ Benefit, 30 August 1972, audience recording, evening performance?
  • Instant Karma!- ‘One To One’ Benefit, 30 August 1972, from ABC broadcast, evening performance.
  • station break: Goodnight Vienna radio spot, 1974 (spoken by John)
  • WNEW radio guest DJ appearance John promoting Walls And Bridges on Dennis Elsas’ WNEW afternoon program, 28 September 1974

Side 2:

  • John on Monday Night Football with Howard Cosell, 9 December 1974
  • Mother – ‘One To One’ Benefit, 30 August 1972, evening performance, source: ABC outtake
  • Come Together- ‘One To One’ Benefit, 30 August 1972, evening performance, source: ABC broadcast
  • Cold Turkey- ‘One To One’ Benefit, 30 August 1972, evening performance, source: ABC broadcast
  • Hound Dog- ‘One To One’ Benefit, 30 August 1972, evening performance, source: ABC broadcast
  • Medley: Woman Is The Nigger Of The world / Baby Please Don’t Go / Rock Island Line / Maybe Baby / Peggy Sue – Hotel Miyako, San Francisco, August 1972. KGO-TV recording John & Yoko for Eyewitness News, as John strums a few tunes on his trusty Gibson Les Paul Jr.
  • Johnny B. Goode – Mike Douglas Show with Chuck Berry, recorded 20 January 1972, aired 16 February 1972, preceded by a short interview.
  • Imagine – Plastic Ono Band live at the Apollo Theater NYC, 17 December 1971
  • Lennon-McCartney feud Lennon ripping on Paul’s “Too Many People”

 

 

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