The Beatles icon John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s relationship is detailed in director Michael Epstein’s new film ‘John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky.’ Dan Richter recently discussed the failure of a Plastic Ono Band record with Epstein. Howard Stern recently revealed why John Lennon ‘had’ to be killed.
Lennon’s choices had an enormous impact on his popularity, which took a nosedive when his Beatles bond was broken, and was reflected by his early record sales. Lennon’s assistant Richter more recently shared evidence of that with Epstein.
“He said that one of his jobs was to call Apple in London to get the sales figures at the end of every month or something. And so he got the sales figures for Plastic Ono Band and he wrote them down in the back of his address book and he recently found his address book…the sale of Plastic Ono Band was 25,000 copies for John Lennon.”
“Eventually it went gold, but it was not a success. And John made Imagine quite consciously, to try and get back onto the charts.” You can read the full piece at Forbes.
CNN reported on the airing of John Lennon and Richard Pryor’s new documentaries on television a few months ago, and said that Lennon’s film was better. Ringo Starr also recently made an eerie shooting remark.
“The A&E presentation ‘John and Yoko: Above Us Only Sky’ is the more intimate of the two — a deep dive into the making of Lennon and wife Yoko Ono’s Imagine album in 1971, which feels like must-see TV for rock fans. Later in the week, Paramount Network will air ‘I Am Richard Pryor,’ the latest in a series of ‘I Am’ biographies devoted, frequently, to those who died too soon.”