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John Lennon - Cold Turkey [Remastered]

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Uploaded on Jul 6, 2010

'Cold Turkey' by John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band.

Remastered from a random MP3 I found with Google.

I had a lot of fun making this video, it made me feel high, especially that freakin' out part. :-D

As always, remastered by a professional audio engineering software.

The video was made by using the Live in New York footage.
You can find it there.

About this song [www.wikipedia.org]
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"Cold Turkey" is a song written by John Lennon, and recorded by The Plastic Ono Band. Its first public performance was recorded and released on the Live Peace In Toronto 1969 album by The Plastic Ono Band which included Lennon (vocal, guitar), Eric Clapton (lead guitar), Klaus Voormann (bass), Alan White (drums) and additional vocalizing by Yoko Ono. Yoko introduced it as the newest song written by John; John added that the band had never played the song together as a group before.

The song was released as a single in October 1969, and was John Lennon's second solo single ("Give Peace a Chance" being the first). According to Peter Brown in his book The Love You Make, the song was written in a "creative outburst" following Lennon and Ono going "cold turkey" from their brief heroin addictions.[1] Brown also states that Lennon presented the song to Paul McCartney as a potential single by The Beatles, but was refused and released it as a Plastic Ono Band single with sole writing credits to him.[1]

"Cold Turkey" was the first song John Lennon wrote for which he took sole credit; his previous compositions, including his first single release, "Give Peace a Chance",[2] were attributed to the Lennon/McCartney partnership. ("Give Peace a Chance" was later changed to give Lennon sole credit.[3]) Besides Lennon, this recording features Eric Clapton on lead guitar, Klaus Voormann on bass and Ringo Starr on drums. It was recorded in Abbey Road Studio 2.

In 1969 Lennon returned his MBE to Buckingham Palace saying "I am returning this MBE in protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam, and against Cold Turkey slipping down the charts. With love, John Lennon of Bag." [4]

John Lennon would perform this song, along with "Don't Worry Kyoko", live at the Lyceum Ballroom with George Harrison, Keith Moon, Eric Clapton, and others. This would be Lennon's last live performance with any of the other Beatles and this version would be available on his Some Time in New York City album.

The song's first appearance on a Lennon album was the 1975 compilation Shaved Fish.

In March 2005, Q magazine placed "Cold Turkey" at number 74 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks.
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