Monday, June 11, 2012

John Lemmon

In between fighting to stay in the country and holding recording sessions, John and Yoko continued to lend their celebrity to causes, particularly the one dearest to their hearts: peace. On April 22nd, 1972, they appeared at a large anti-war rally in New York, in a chilly spring rain, giving a brief speech and leading the crowd in a singalong of "Give Peace A Chance".

On April 28th, they turned their attentions back to the deportation case, flying to Washington, DC where they held a press conference at the National Press Club. Here they announced the National Committee for John and Yoko, a way of organizing public support for their fight.

Some good news arrived on May 2nd when John and Yoko were given "second preference" status based on their valuable contributions to the culture as artists. The following day, they taped a second appearance on The Dick Cavett Show, discussing the latest events and performing "Woman Is The Nigger Of The World" and "We're All Water" backed by Elephant's Memory:

By now, the Some Time In New York City album was in the can, but John and Yoko continued recording at the Record Plant, producing sessions for David Peel and Elephant's Memory. All parties were present in the studio May 5th (as was visitor Mick Jagger) when a camera crew arrived. Reporter Chuck Collins was there to videotape an interview for the Chicago-based series, Underground.


  1. Can anyone identify the man in the main photo in this post about John Lemmon (sp). Is there any way possible that it is John Kerry? If not, it is a dead ringer and about the right age.