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Lennon’s ‘Lost Weekend’ pays off in ‘Walls and Bridges’

Lennon’s ‘Lost Weekend’ pays off in ‘Walls and Bridges’

June 08
14:03 2016

“Walls and Bridges” may not be as primal as “Plastic Ono Band” or as beloved as “Imagine,” but it presents an older, somewhat wiser John Lennon during an important chapter of his life(Photo: AP)STORY HIGHLIGHTS”Walls and Bridges” climbed to No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 record chartsLennon’s other albums to rise to No. 1 in the U.S. are “Imagine” and “Double Fantasy”Single “Whatever Gets You Thru the Night” went to No. 1, Lennon’s only single to climb that high in his lifetimeOf all The Beatles, John Lennon released the fewest solo albums.A part of that was the five-year hiatus he took from 1975-80, a time during which he raised his second son, Sean.Another part of that, obviously, is the sad and senseless murder on Dec. 8, 1980.

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