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Monday, 21 September 2015

NYC: Q&A, 1975.

This is great. John in the Dakota, ca. autumn/winter 1975, sharing his thoughts about NYC for local radio station WNEW. The programme this was intended for never made it to air, but, in the way of these things, the tape has now surfaced. And here 'tis.
Thanks to Lizzie Bravo for the link.


  1. How lovely to hear something I've never heard before. Of course it only makes me miss him terribly. Dear Johnny... Don't tell anyone it's here or it will disappear. You know who will demand it be removed.

  2. Seems like fatherhood really mellowed him out a bit. It didn't even sound like him

  3. Oh how I LOVE to hear him talking...

  4. Hi all. I'm new here, as a commenter at least (i've been reading for ages). Have what might be an odd request, given the most-things-Kenwood lean of the site - my question regards a Lennon instrument, specifically the "lost" J160E that was recently found in California and is up for auction soon. I'm writing an article about it for an American guitar magazine, and I'm wondering if anyone here - particular KenwoodLennon himself - has any info (or even heard any rumors, legends, etc) about the instrument (beyond what was published in Anthology and Babiuk's Beatles Gear)? Here's a link to an online preview of the article I'm writing -- I hope links are ok here -- and I'll check back for responses. I'm happy to provide my email address but not sure of the rules here, so will hold off on that for now.

    Pleasure speaking to you all, and of course reading this amazing site.


  5. Just realized that the J160E description might be too guitar-nerdy for most. It refers to John's Gibson electric-acoustic guitar that Mal Evans left behind after one of the Beatles' now-legendary Finsbury Park holiday shows 1963. The guitar re-surfaced in 1967 at a California used-guitar store, so the big mystery remains: Where was the guitar from '63-'67, and who had possession of it? One of the more popular theories is that one of the bands that played Finsbury Park after the Beatles found it backstage and enjoyed it for a few years before selling it at the San Diego store. Who knows, maybe that lucky guitar player is reading this post right now.