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Instant Karma
26 January 2012
Casbah Coffee Club
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22 September 2009

This is Lennon at his best. And what is Yoko knitting?

On this day 26th Jan in 1970, John Lennon wrote, recorded, and mixed his new single, "Instant Karma," all in one day. It ranks as one of the fastest-released songs in pop music history, recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios and arriving in stores only ten days later. The single peaked at No. 3 on the US chart and No. 5 in the UK.

26 January 2012
Forum Posts: 3447
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31 March 2008

OK, that's the fourth time I've heard this today. It's wrong. It happened on the 27th. That thisdayinmusic link says as much.

Please don't spoil my day; I'm miles away

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27 January 2012
Into the Sky with Diamonds
New York
Apple rooftop
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10 August 2011

Phil Spector was the producer, which is how Lennon ended up giving him the job of producing Let It Be. McCartney was furious, etc… etc…  and the rest is history.

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)
29 January 2012
Hollywood Bowl
Forum Posts: 356
Member Since:
19 April 2010

When Instant Karma first came out in the US my friend and I took it to my house, cranked up my parents' stereo in the living room and played it over and over and over and over.

"She looks more like him than I do."
8 February 2012
Into the Sky with Diamonds
New York
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1282
Member Since:
10 August 2011

For you "Instant Karma" fans: Am on hold with Apple Care – the song playing on their recording is "Instant Karma"

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)
8 February 2012
Inside a Letterbox
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2200
Member Since:
1 December 2009

That's hilarious! They put you on hold and play "Instant Karma" – obviously the word "irony" means nothing to them!

On a similar subject: Last night my bank called me – or rather, a recorded message called me, interrupting my dinner - and after forcing me to verify my identity by punching in my year of birth, they immediately put ME on hold! Thus allowing me to listen to a 15-second loop of lite jazz-funk eight or nine times while I waited. I was very "amused". (They assured me that my call may have been monitored for quality assurance. I wonder if they heard me cursing ineffectually.)

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
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