John Lennon Last Concert ‘Meltdown’ Revealed


A new feature on the official website of the late icon for the Beatles, John Lennon explains how Lennon added backing vocals to Elton John’s rendition of ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.’ In addition, explaining how he used a false name to be credited for the track. John Lennon’s sister recently made this creepy false The Rolling Stones claim.

John Lennon returned the favor by adding backing vocals and guitar to Elton’s recording of ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’ in late July. It came out as a single during the week before the Madison Square Garden concert, going on to top the US Hot 100 for the first two weeks of January 1975.

Lennon is credited on the recording as Dr. Winston O’Boogie, but it was fooling no one, especially as the b-side was Lennon’s, ‘One Day (At a Time)’, a cover of a track that had originally featured on Mind Games. Elton’s follow-up, in early 1975, was ‘Philadelphia Freedom’ and the b-side was ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, recorded at Madison Square Garden and featuring John Lennon. In a lovely footnote to the story, as a result of working together, and becoming friends, John and Yoko asked Elton to be Sean’s godfather following his birth in October 1975.

In other John Lennon news, fans recently took to social media to discuss the legacy and impact of the aforementioned ‘Mind Games’ record that this single was found on.

A John Lennon sad ‘apology’ before dying was just revealed. One reviewer said: “John Lennon received a lot of flak for the 3 studio albums he made between 1972-1974 (Some Time in NYC, Mind Games, Walls and Bridges). Rolling Stone, the magazine who promoted the art of being cool by trashing everything they believed wasn’t drug-influenced enough, heavily and viciously criticized this album in particular, because it was not “Sgt. Pepper’s”.

John Lennon used heroin with A-list singer. The reviewer continued: “This album was produced by John Lennon, and therefore, gone are the ridiculous annoyances of The Wall Of Sound, of previous albums. The reason I won’t give it 5 stars is that there are a couple of clunkers in here – typical for any band/artist, but de-facto unforgivable from an ex-Beatle. The album’s production could and should have been better, but it was a step up from the nightmare of releasing albums mixed for AM radio. The record’s best track, and which rocks the hardest, is Meat City. The rest is more soft pop and a bit of rockabilly for the most part. Not a bad album, worthy of your collection.”