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The solo single that “embarrassed” John Lennon

The solo single that “embarrassed” John Lennon

The solo single that “embarrassed” John Lennon
July 31
13:57 2022

Most would agree that while John Lennon’s solo output impressive, neither he nor his former bandmates were able to live up to the output of The Beatles. That being said, there are a number of songs that come pretty close, including one that Lennon surprisingly felt was too “embarrassing” to be featured on his 1971 album Imagine.

In All We Are Saying: The Last Major Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Lennon is asked about his classic track ‘Oh Yoko!’, which was released in 1971. Though the track is today one of Lennon’s most popular solo recordings – thanks, in part, to its inclusion in Wes Anderson’s Rushmore – John hated the idea of it being released as a single. “It’s a very popular track,” he explained, “But I was sort of shy and embarrassed and it didn’t sort of represent my image of myself as the tough, hard-biting rock’ n’ roller with the acid tongue.”

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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