The interview took place at Apple Corps, 3 Savile Row, London, and was broadcast the following evening in the UK. It focused on the debut performance by the Plastic Ono Band in Toronto.
Lennon spoke about assembling the band quickly, and how rock musicians were eager to jam with one another whenever possible rather than being confined within bands. Asked whether it marked the beginning of a solo career, he said he would play it by ear.
The reporter asked the couple to define their "howling" sound. Ono described it as "an expression that's not so intellectualised as words", while Lennon said it was simply "pure sound". They then gave a vocal demonstration.
Also on this day...
- 2016: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr attend the world premiere of The Beatles: Eight Days a Week
- 2015: The Beatles’ hits and videos come together with new stereo and surround sound mixes
- 1972: UK album release: Some Time In New York City by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band
- 1967: Filming: Magical Mystery Tour
- 1966: Paul McCartney watches experimental music in London
- 1964: Live: Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio
- 1963: Live: Great Pop Prom, Royal Albert Hall, London
- 1962: Live: Memorial Hall, Northwich
- 1961: Live: Knotty Ash Village Hall, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Live: Indra Club, Hamburg
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