Thursday, January 27, 2011

Today in Beatles history

"... wrote it for breakfast, recorded it for lunch, and we're putting it out for dinner." - John

It was on this day in 1970 that John wrote and recorded an instant classic, "Instant Karma." In my estimation, there are few pop songs that provide the kind of thrilling uplift that "Instant Karma" does;" it was an arena-anthem from perhaps an unlikely source. Or maybe an obvious source, considering the voice John possessed. As I wrote here, "I do know how in-the-moment and defiantly alive he (John) sounds on 'Instant Karma,' especially during its soaring chorus. What a burning spirit he possessed."

Released on February 6 of that same year, the Phil Spector-produced single was officially the work of John, Yoko, and the Plastic Ono Band.


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