Lennon’s first solo album starkly personal and political

John and Yoko with a copy of the Plastic Ono Band album.

 

Such was the reputation, appeal and longevity of The Beatles; it took a long time for people to appreciate that the band had actually split up.

That intensified the focus on John’s debut solo album, entitled John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. Recording began on 29 September 1970 at Abbey Road studios.

Apple advert for the Plastic Ono Band album

Apple advert for the Plastic Ono Band album

The songs are: ‘Mother’, ‘Hold On (John)’, ‘I Found Out’, ‘Working Class Hero’, ‘Isolation’, ‘Remember’, ‘Love’, ‘Well Well Well’, ‘Look At Me’, ‘God’

 

Review for the Plastic Ono Band album

Review for the Plastic Ono Band album

Concluding recording on 27 October, the album is released on 11 December 1970. Most of the reaction is the furore to John swearing on the Working Class Hero track.

Read the full blog: The Beatle, The Bankie & The Bouquet .

Photo montage of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Jimmy Reid and in front of the Titan crane in the former shipyards of Clydebank

The full story behind John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s donation to Clyde shipbuilders of the UCS in 1971 as he went from Beatle to political and peace activist.

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