Lennon the farceur … 

December 26, 1965 … John Lennon appeared as in Peter Cook and Dudley Moore’s BBC TV UK show ‘Not only… But also’. As is often the case with English humor, it’s a bit out there. John appears at about the 3:28 mark.

Source: Lennon the farceur … – You Can’t Make This Stuff Up …


The Circus 

December 11, 1968 ~ The Rolling Stones record their Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus TV special – and then bury it for nearly 30 years.

The Boys organize and headline the event, which is played under a grungy circus tent for invited guests, most of whom wear yellow ponchos. Among the acts preceding the Stones’ performance are Jethro Tull, The Who, Taj Mahal, and assorted — well — circus acts. Also appearing: The Dirty Mac, a one-time grouping of Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Keith Richards, and Mitch Mitchell.

The recording takes far longer than expected, lasting until 5 o’clock the next morning. The special never airs: rumor has it that Jagger is so disappointed with the Stones’ showing that he kills it. This decision holds until October 12, 1996, when it is finally shown at the New York Film Festival and is released on video.


Elton and John, 45 years ago 

November 28, 1974 ~ John Lennon makes his last-ever concert appearance when he joins Elton John on stage at Madison Square Garden, reciprocating for Elton’s appearance on “Whatever Gets You Thru The Night” and making good on a bet he lost: Elton wagered that “Whatever Gets You Thru The Night” would hit #1 in the US, and when it did, Lennon owed the appearance. The pair perform that song and also do The Beatles’ “I Saw Her Standing There” and “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.”


Source: Elton and John – You Can’t Make This Stuff Up …