Thursday, May 8, 2014

John Lennon and Yoko Ono Interview

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John Lennon



Excerpts from interviews conducted by Howard Smith in 1969-1971 with John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono, animated by Blank on Blank for PBS Digital Studios.

This was a time when Lennon was acting like quite the renegade. In these segments, though, he sounds quite down-to-earth and ordinary.

The animation is fun, and of course the soundtrack is wonderful. Lennon gives all sorts of introspective thoughts about love and togetherness and what it all means. He also offers off-handed pithy observations about television and movies.

Any creative types out there will recognize the clarity of Lennon stating, "As Paul Kraston said, all I ask in life is a water bed, a tv and a typewriter, but I just have an ordinary bed, a tv and a guitar, apart from Yoko."

From the youtube page:
"It's all true, folks: all you need is love."
- John Lennon, 1969
Interviews by Howard Smith
Hear the full interviews @ TheSmithTapes.com
GIFs and more John and Yoko - blankonblank.org
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Music:
"Love"
Written by John Lennon
Performed by Priscilla Ahn
Courtesy of In a Tree, Inc.
By arrangement with Downtown Music Publishing

"Love"
Written & Performed by John Lennon
Courtesy of Capitol Music Group
under license from Universal Music Enterprises
By arrangement with Downtown Music Publishing

"Oh, Yoko"
Written & Performed by John Lennon
Courtesy of Capitol Music Group
under license from Universal Music Enterprises
By arrangement with Downtown Music Publishing

"Love"
Written by John Lennon
Performed by Beck
Courtesy of Fonograf Records
By arrangement with Downtown Music Publishing

Photos:
The Smith Tapes
National Archives of the Netherlands



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