July 10, 1964 ~ The Beatles release their 3rd album. It’s #307 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
July 7, 1960 ~ Lennon releases Give Peace a Chance in the US. Recorded on May 31, 1969 at their bed-in in Montreal designed to promote world peace. Many visited them over their 8-day stay, including Tommy Smothers, Timothy Leary & Allen Ginsberg. Smothers also played guitar on this. Along with his brother, Dick, Smothers had a TV show from 1967-1969 called The Smothers Brothers’ Comedy Hour. The show was canceled after Tommy complained about CBS censoring their political skits.
It was Lennon’s first hit after the Beatles break. It became an antham of the anti-war movement.
In 1964, Harrison was a fair way away from becoming the songwriting behemoth he would later prove to be, writing some of The Beatles most beloved songs like ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ and ‘Something’. Instead, Harrison chose to provide back-up vocals and harmonies and concentrate on mastering the guitar—but that didn’t mean that the guitarist wasn’t intrigued by the spotlight. It was clearly something Lennon had noticed.
John and Yoko release their part-live, part-studio album on June 12, 1972. One of the live performances featured includes some back-up musicians of note: Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Nicky Hopkins. Frank Zappa was in support on one of the other live performances.
June 6, 1971 ~ John Lennon takes the stage for the first time since ’69 when he and Yoko join Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention at The Fillmore East …
“Ev’rybody’s talking about Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, Ragism, Tagism This-ism, that-ism, is-m, is-m, is-m … All we are saying is give peace a chance.”~ John, Yoko & Friends, Montreal, Canada, June 1, 1969
John and Yoko’s “Bed-in” in room 1472 of Queen Elizabeth’s Hotel in Montreal came to and end on June 1, 1969.
Released on April 14, 1969 ~ Paul handled the drums, bass and piano and John the vocals and guitar. That’s all.
Just a quick little ditty.
The Beatles release “The Red and Blue Albums” on April 2, 1973 …