Wednesday, February 15, 2012

40 Years Ago This Week: John and Yoko Co-Host Mike Douglas Show

"They're not just Super Stars. They're Super People".

And with that Mike Douglas -- still basking in the glow from a tepid performance of The Beatles's "Michelle"-(see below) -introduced his co-hosts for the week of February 14-18, 1972, John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

For John and Yoko, it was a week to indoctrinate people with some hope for peace ( if you want it), equality and natural balance. Among the guests that week: activist Ralph Nader, comedian Louis Nye, Chuck Berry and The Chambers Brothers.

Lennon and Yoko were joined by the Elephants Memory Band  for a performance of “It’s So Hard” from Imagine.Later that week Yoko took it upon herself to howl through Chuck Berry's "Memphis". When it came time for Berry and Lennon to play "Johnny B Goode" you can see Yoko pick up the mic again only to discover that it had been shut off.

Later that year Elephant's Memory, John and Yoko released the god awful Some Time In New York City. and Lennon performed at Madison Square Garden. There is also this:

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