On June 12, 1972.

Some time in New York City

On June 12, 1972, “Apple” label released “Some Time in New York City”, album by John Lennon & Yoko Ono and Plastic Ono Band. The double album features studio recordings and the live album “Live Jam”. “Some Time in New York City” is Lennon’s third post-Beatles solo album and fifth one with Yoko Ono. It was recorded on:

  • Studio – December 1971 – 20 March 1972
  • Live – 15 December 1969, at “Lyceum Ballroom” in London, and 6 June 1971, at “Fillmore East” in New York City

The album was produced by Phil Spector, Yoko Ono and John Lennon.

Personnel:

  • John Lennon – vocals, guitars
  • Yoko Ono– vocals
  • Jim Keltner– drums, percussion
  • Elephant’s Memory:
    • Stan Bronstein – saxophone, flute
    • Wayne ‘Tex’ Gabriel – guitar
    • Adam Ippolito – piano, organ
    • John La Boosca – piano
    • Gary Van Scyoc – bass guitar
    • Richard Frank Jr. – drums, percussion

Live Jam

15 December 1969

  • John Lennon – vocal, guitar
  • Yoko Ono – vocal, bag

For everyone except himself and Ono, Lennon made up pseudonyms:

  • Eric Clapton (Derek Claptoe) – guitar
  • George Harrison (George Harrisong) – guitar
  • Delaney & Bonnie (Bilanie & Donnie) – guitar, percussion
  • Nicky Hopkins (Sticky Topkins) – electric piano
  • Billy Preston (Billy Presstud) – organ
  • Klaus Voormann (Raus Doorman) – bass
  • Jim Gordon (Jim Bordom) – drums
  • Keith Moon (Kief Spoon) – drums
  • Alan White (Dallas White) – drums
  • Bobby Keyes (Robbie Knees) – sax

Uncredited:

  • Jim Price– trumpet

6 June 1971

  • John Lennon – vocals, guitar
  • Yoko Ono – vocals, bag
  • Frank Zappa– vocals, guitar
  • Ian Underwood– vocals, keyboard, woodwinds
  • Bob Harris – vocals, keyboards
  • Don Preston– Mini-Moog
  • Jim Pons– vocals, bass guitar
  • Klaus Voormann– vocals, bass guitar
  • Aynsley Dunbar– drums
  • Howard Kaylan– vocals
  • Mark Volman– vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, except where noted.

Side one

  1. Woman Is the Nigger of the World
  2. Sisters, O Sisters – Yoko Ono
  3. Attica State
  4. Born in a Prison – Yoko Ono
  5. New York City – John Lennon

Side two

  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  2. The Luck of the Irish
  3. John Sinclair – John Lennon
  4. Angela
  5. We’re All Water – Yoko Ono

Side three

Performed live at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, England on 15 December 1969, for a UNICEF charity concert

  1. Cold Turkey – John Lennon
  2. Don’t Worry Kyoko – Yoko Ono

Side four

Recorded live at the Fillmore East in New York City with Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention on 6 June 1971

  1. Well (Baby Please Don’t Go) – Walter Ward
  2. Jamrag
  3. Scumbag – John Lennon / Yoko Ono / Frank Zappa
  4. Au

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