1994 Come Together – The Beatles (1969)

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Come Together.

Come Together was written by John Lennon but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was recorded by The Beatles in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. Take 1 was released on Anthology 3 in 1996. Come Together was first released on The Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road. It was later released as the B-side to Something. The single reached number one on the Billboard chart and number four on the UK Singles chart. A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love. It was part of a medley along with Dear Prudence and Cry Baby Cry.

John Lennon performed the song at the One To One concert in New York in 1972. A recording of the afternoon performance was released in 1986 on the album Live In New York City. The evening performance was released in 1998 on the album John Lennon Anthology. The Smokin’ Mojo Filters recorded a version of the song in 1995 for the charity album The Help Album. Paul McCartney was a member of The Smokin’ Mojo Filters. A version recorded by Robin Williams and Bobby McFerrin was produced by George Martin and was released on the 1998 album In My Life. Sean Lennon performed the song live with Areosmith in 2012. Areosmith recorded the song in 1978. The song has also been recorded by The Supremes, Ike & Tina Turner, and Diana Ross among others.

Now Hear This: Come Together – John Lennon (1986)
Come Together – The Smokin’ Mojo Filters (1995)
Come Together (Take 1) – The Beatles (1996)
Come Together – John Lennon (1998)
Come Together – Robin Williams And Bobby McFerrin (1998)
Come Together/Dear Prudence/Cry Baby Cry (Transition) – The Beatles (2006)

1992 Remember Love – Plastic Ono Band (1969)

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

This song was written by Yoko Ono. It was first recorded by her in 1969. It was recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada. The recording features John Lennon on acoustic guitar. It was produced by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. It was released as the B-side to Give Peace A Chance in 1969 and was credited to Plastic Ono Band. The single reached number two on the UK Singles charts and number fourteen on the Billboard chart.

1991 Give Peace A Chance – Plastic Ono Band (1969)

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Give Peace A Chance.

Give Peace A Chance was written by John Lennon but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was recorded by John Lennon and Tom Smothers in 1969. It was recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada. The recording features Yoko Ono, Timothy Leary,Petula Clark,Derek Taylor, Murray the K, Allen Ginsberg and Dick Gregory among others on backing vocals, handclaps and tambourine. A recording made during rehearsals was released in 1998 on The John Lennon Anthology. The song was produced by André Perry, John Lennon and Yoko Ono and was released as a single credited to Plastic Ono Band. It was their debut single. The B-side was Remember Love. The single reached number two on the UK Singles chart and number fourteen on the Billboard chart. Plastic Ono Band performed the song live in Toronto in 1969. That version was released on the 1969 album Live Peace In Toronto 1969. The song was part of John Lennon’s repertoire. An excerpt of a live version recorded in 1972 was added to the end of Happy Xmas (War Is Over) on the 1975 album Shaved Fish. Another live excerpt recorded in 1972 was released on the 1986 album Live In New York City. Give Peace A Chance was played during a jam session for John Lennon’s birthday in 1971. The jam included John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, and Phil Spector among others.

The song was recorded by Peace Choir in 1991. That version included additional lyrics written by Sean Lennon. Peace Choir included Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty, Peter Gabriel, and Randy Newman among others. Liverpudlian singer Gerry Marsden recorded the song in 1995. Yoko Ono recorded a version of the song in 2004. That version included the original chorus along with newly-recorded spoken word lyrics written by Yoko Ono. A version recorded by The Voices Of Asia in 2005 features the original chorus along with new lyrics. Yoko Ono remixed the song in 2008. Between 2008 and 2009 Yoko Ono released a total of 27 remixes of Give Peace A Chance. The Blow-Up Electrono Mix released in 2009 reached number one on the Billboard Dance chart. Paul McCartney has performed the song live. He performed the song as part of a John Lennon medley in 1990.The medley was released on the 1990 single All My Trials. A live version, performed as a medley with A Day In The Life, was released in 2009 on the album Good Evening New York City. The song is part of the repertoire of Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band and is sung by Ringo Starr. A live version recorded in 2008 was released on the 2010 album Live At The Greek Theatre 2008.

Now Hear This: Give Peace A Chance (live) – Plastic Ono Band (1969)
Happy Xmas (War Is Over)/Give Peace A Chance (Reprise) – John Lennon (1975)
Give Peace A Chance (live) – John Lennon (1986)
Strawberry Fields Forever / Help / Give Peace A Chance – Paul McCartney (1990)
Give Peace A Chance – Peace Choir (1991)
Give Peace A Chance – Gerry Marsden (1995)
Give Peace A Chance (rehearsal) – John Lennon (1998)
Give Peace A Chance – Yoko Ono (2004)
Give Peace A Chance – The Voices Of Asia (2005)
Give Peace A Chance (Blow-Up Electrono Mix) – Yoko Ono (2009)
A Day In The Life/ Give Peace A Chance – Paul McCartney (2009)
Give Peace A Chance – Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band (2010)

1989 The Ballad Of John and Yoko – The Beatles (1969)

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John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

This song was written by John Lennon but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was recorded by John Lennon and Paul McCartney in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. The song was released as a single in 1969 and was credited to The Beatles.  Neither George Harrison nor Ringo Starr feature on the recording.  The B-side was Old Brown Shoe. The single reached number one on the UK Singles chart and number eight on the Billboard chart.  John Lennon sang part of the song during the Bed-In in Montreal, Canada in 1969.

1987 Mum’s Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow – Yoko Ono (1969)

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Yoko Ono, Kyoko Cox and John Lennon.

This song was written by Yoko Ono. It was first recorded by her in 1968. The recording features John Lennon on guitar. It was produced by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. It was first released on the 1969 EP Aspen No. 7. It was later released as a bonus track on the 1997 re-issue of the John Lennon & Yoko Ono album Wedding Album. The album version was titled Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow). Plastic Ono Band recorded the song in 1969 with Yoko Ono on lead vocals. That version was titled Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow) and was released as the B-side to Cold Turkey. A live version recorded by Plastic Ono Band was released on their 1969 album Live Peace In Toronto 1969.

Now Hear This: Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow) – Plastic Ono Band (1969)
Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow) (live) – Plastic Ono Band (1969)

1986 Snow Is Falling All The Time – Yoko Ono (1969)

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Yoko Ono and John Lennon.

This song was written by Yoko Ono. The lyrics are based on her 1963 poem Snow Piece. Snow Is Falling All The Time was first recorded by Yoko Ono in 1968. It was produced by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. It was released in 1969 on the EP Aspen No. 7. Yoko Ono re-recorded the song in 1971. That version was released as the B-side to the John & Yoko single Happy Xmas (War Is Over) in 1971. That version was titled Listen, the Snow Is Falling.

Now Hear This: Listen, The Snow Is Falling – Yoko Ono And The Plastic Ono Band (1971)

1985 Song For John: Let’s Go On Flying – Yoko Ono (1969)

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Yoko Ono.

Let’s Go On Flying was written by Yoko Ono. The name was later changed to Song For John as a tribute to John Lennon. It was first recorded by Yoko Ono in 1968. The recording features John Lennon on acoustic guitar. It was produced by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. It was first released on the 1969 EP Aspen No. 7. On the EP it was titled Song For John: Let’s Go On Flying and was credited to Yoko Ono. The song was later released as a bonus track on the 1997 re-issue of John Lennon And Yoko Ono’s album Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions. On the album it was titled Song For John.