Friday, December 10, 2010

John Lennon - 1972-08 One to One Concert Rehearsal & KBFH excerpts

John Lennon
One to One Rehearsals & KBFH concert excerpts
Madison Square Gardens, New York

mp3 @ 320

It's hard to believe that it has been 30 years since John Lennon was so abruptly taken from all of us. There have been many tributes and remembrances, and there are are countless recordings of Lennon outtakes, sessions, demos, and home recordings available around the music blogs. I had hoped to include some actual live shows from the great man here, but was astonished to find that there really aren't any. Since his Beatle's days, Lennon only made a few live appearances, and apparently only one full length concert (the One to One Concert, 1972-08-30 - NY). And these live appearances have all been officially released (such as Live Peace in Toronto, Live in NY City, various Live tracks on Anthology, etc.). I had no idea he made so few live shows and appearances, what a tragic shame that we lost him so young. Anyway, here is the best I could come up with, a rehearsal session for the One to One Concert, and a few tracks from the actual One to One show featured on the King Biscuit Flower Hour, that were not included in the 'Live in NY City' or 'Anthology' albums (there were 2 shows on 8/30/72, an afternoon and evening show, most of the released album came from the afternoon show). So, here is to the legendary John Lennon, may he rest in peace.

One to one rehearsal (unknown date)
1. One-To-One Concert Radio Spot
2. New York City
3. It's So Hard
4. Woman Is The Nigger Of The World
5. Instrumental
6. Well, Well, Well
7. Instant Karma
8. Mother
9. Come Together
10. Cold Turkey
11. Medley: Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog
12. Send Me Some Lovin'
13. Roll Over Beethoven
14. Medley: Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On/It'll Be Me
15. On The Caribbean
16. Well (Baby Please Don't Go)

1972-08-30 KBFH concert excerpts
17. KBFH Intro
18. Mother
19. Imagine
20. Give Peace A Chance

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