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Plastic Ono Band

"The Plastic Ono Band is a conceptual band," said John Lennon to writer David Sheff in 1980. "There is no Plastic Ono Band. It's just an idea...there is no Plastic Ono Band like there is a Beatles or another group. That's why there's never the same musicians twice." While Lennon coined the phrase Plastic Ono Band on a whim, he stuck with the moniker through most of his solo career, applying it to whoever was backing him up at a given moment, and his wife and creative partner Yoko Ono also used the name, and continues to use it into the 21st century.

The Plastic Ono Band rubric made its debut with the release of John Lennon's single "Give Peace a Chance," which was recorded during Lennon and Ono's "Bed-In for Peace" in Montreal, Canada following their marriage in June of 1969. With a handful of well-known friends in attendance (and Tommy Smothers joining Lennon on acoustic guitar), the performance was captured on a portable recording rig and Lennon opted to release it under the name the Plastic Ono Band, inspired by a set of plastic music stands he was using. (One of Yoko Ono's compositions, "Remember Love," appeared on the flip side.) In September, Lennon and Ono performed at the Toronto Rock & Roll Revival Festival, where the couple's quickly assembled backing band (Eric Clapton on guitar, Klaus Voormann on bass, and Alan White on drums) was again billed as the Plastic Ono Band, and their performance was released on the LP Live Peace in Toronto 1969. (An expanded version of the band from Live Peace in Toronto, including George Harrison, Delaney & Bonnie, and Bobby Keys, appeared at a UNICEF benefit in London the following December.) And Lennon would release a handful of singles under the Plastic Ono Band banner between 1969 and 1971, including "Cold Turkey," "Instant Karma," "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)," and "Power to the People."

In December 1970, Lennon and Ono reminded the world the Plastic Ono Band was a joint project by simultaneously releasing John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band, two albums that were recorded with the same set of musicians during the same set of recording sessions. For the 1972 album Some Time in New York City, Lennon and Ono used the Plastic Ono Band moniker while also crediting Elephant's Memory, the New York-based band who were collaborating with the couple at the time, essentially giving the musicians two identities on one album. In 1973, Ono would release two more albums as Plastic Ono Band projects, Approximate Infinite Universe and Feeling the Space, while Lennon began playing with the band name in the '70s; 1973's Mind Games introduced the Plastic U.F.Ono Band, and 1974's Walls & Bridges featured a credit for the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band. When Lennon and Ono returned to the music scene in 1980 after several years away from the spotlight, they opted to simply use their given names, and the Plastic Ono Band label was retired until 2009, when Yoko Ono released her album Between My Head and the Sky as Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band (with Sean Lennon as part of the group). Ono used the same billing for 2013's Take Me to the Land of Hell, and she's used the moniker to credit her backing musicians at a number of live performances from 2009 onward. ~ Mark Deming
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I love you John!
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;( always in our hearts
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This guy is freaking awesome
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Always in our hearts
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Wonder what John n yoko would have thought of the Syrian tradgedy
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man john we all miss him
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I listened.
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No body listened. Prophets come n go they give their message, then are taken ,why don't we listen, why, why. I will tell you, arrogance , greed and ignorance . See ya...
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Shut the f**k up! The Beatles changed music forever!
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All We Are Saying is Give Peace A Chance
All I Am Saying is what their saying but Also I have extra
All I Am Saying Is Don't Wear no Pants
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My Sweet Lord. Just wrote it down to be one of my chosen songs when I too shall pass. Thank you, George.
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Imagine johns still with us
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kvons1
Lennon & Harrison---- b e s t of the Beatles
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John still lives within us all and he will be with me forever
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Imagine is one of the most emotional songs written.very thought provoking .
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Dont Worry Kyoko Is a good tune if you have appreciation for music.
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Miss you, John
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imagine. :)
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Love is the flower you've got to let grow....
- A quote by John Lennon
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what an amazing person
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John lives yet today in spirit everywhere.. . .
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lennon similar to zeppelin & hendrix? i don't think so.
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how could i love anyone more than j.l. except my beloved hubby , son john, brother john, grampa joh & grampa john on 2 sides, cousin john, nephew john, grand nephew john on both sides! john kennedy, john of theb ible who was professed by the christ 'as the one he loved" , st. john who wrote reve3lations - a light 4 our time, aother st. john's thru history who have performed miracles; well j. l. is asaint/mirac l e worker/avata r of our time-why do u all think r war-mongerin g "controllers " of beloved
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Amen John, man could we use you today.
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May He Rest in Peace...Memo r y Eternal
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Still love you John Lennon
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THE WORLD WOULD BE A DIFFERENT PLACE TODAY IF HE WERE STILL ALIVE GIVE PEACE A CHANCE 30 YEARS LATER
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imagine that
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simply....th e best
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Yea.... Give peace a chance !!!
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He is great...!
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While I don't agree with some of his views, I do agree that it is sad to see the death of a musician not linked to drugs, alcohol, and/or hard living, unlike so many others.
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29 Year's Later and I still miss him.....
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John Lennon would have written many a great songs had he not been killed, all the we have left are the memories that made him great in his own time. We must remember him for all the accomplishme n t s he made while he was with us and how he played a major part in our lives. Thank you John. God's speed.
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When he was good he was REALLY good. I think his death was rock and rolls biggest tragedy, not an overdose or something just stupid like that, but a truly sad loss to the world. We will never get another Lennon, but thankfully we will always have his music, and thats what is important, after all the books and analysis and endless debate about him as person, his music will live on and on. Thanks Johnny for making this world a bit better.
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John Lennon,with This artist,he is hard to put into words,1 thing that amazis me was,John when in 1980 he to me you would never hear any more from Him,here comes this Album called Double Fantasy,and 6 of the best songs I've ever heard John Lennon released in his solo music carrer.And with that i will this.

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