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Today it is the anniversary of the wrting, recording and mixing of "Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)"!!!!!!!!!!!
26 January 2012
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I love this marvelous song, and now it is anniversary of the song!!!!!!

 

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26 January 2012
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Arguably my fave John song.

(I would put in John playing this live on Top Of The Pops but the video will not imbed whatever i do.)

He told us not to get overwhelmed by grief and whatever thoughts we have... to keep them happy, because any thoughts we have of him will travel to him wherever he is. (John Lennon - 27/8/67)
26 January 2012
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McLennonSon - what's your source? It's the third time I've heard this claimed today, and I don't know where it comes from. Instant Karma! was written and recorded on 27 January 1970, not the 26th.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/19.....-ono-band/

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29 January 2012
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Joe said:

McLennonSon - what's your source? It's the third time I've heard this claimed today, and I don't know where it comes from. Instant Karma! was written and recorded on 27 January 1970, not the 26th.

/1970/01/27/recording-instant-karma-plastic-ono-band/

Oh, I didn't know. My source was from the website "This Day In Music".

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30 January 2012
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Depending on what time of day they recorded it, it might still have been the 26th in some parts of the world.

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30 January 2012
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Ah yes, I did see someone else retweeting This Day In Music's (erroneous) note about the 26th. Their article on the song has it correct, but if you search that site for 26 Jan it mentions IK! for that day too.

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30 January 2012
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Easily my wife's favorite Lennon song.a-hard-days-night-john-1

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30 January 2012
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And the thread's out-of-date already...but as of right now, it's the anniversary of the rooftop concert!

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31 January 2012
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Not where i am where its the 43 year anniversary of the final day of the Get Back sessions.paul-mccartney

 With all the time zones and the fact that time continues to change even this post will be wrong somewhere in the universe as i type. The same with this thread.

He told us not to get overwhelmed by grief and whatever thoughts we have... to keep them happy, because any thoughts we have of him will travel to him wherever he is. (John Lennon - 27/8/67)
31 January 2012
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I'll be the lone dissenter here.

I think "Instant Karma" was a harbinger of things to come in Lennon-land: a wonderful song with raw (as in under-cooked) production.

There's some very awkward drumming that nearly sounds amateurish.

Of course, it's all strictly a question of taste. (But Voltaire said, "Good taste is my taste")

I always wondered why the post-Beatle Lennon had relatively little commercial success - even the Lennon Broadway musical basically opened and closed (and it was great!!!). ["Imagine" became a major anthem after he died].

And I think that for many people, his songs lacked production, at least in the sense that they'd become accustomed to in his Beatle days.

To my ears, "Instant Karma" is/was a good example.

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