John Lennon’s second solo album, Imagine, was released in the UK on 8 October 1971.
The follow-up to the musically challenging John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band was a critical and commercial success, and was Lennon’s peak as a solo artist.
Imagine had already been issued in the US on 9 September 1971. It topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic.
It was also the first Apple album release in quadrophonic, a four-channel system which was an early form of surround sound. The format was issued on LP and eight-track cartridge.
Last updated: 22 September 2021
Also on this day...
- 2015: Ringo Starr live: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria, BC, Canada
- 2014: Ringo Starr live: Moody Theater, Austin, Texas
- 2010: Google publishes animated tribute to John Lennon
- 2010: John Lennon fingerprint card seized by FBI
- 1969: George Harrison is interviewed for the BBC’s Scene And Heard
- 1968: Recording: Long Long Long, I’m So Tired, The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
- 1964: Recording: She’s A Woman
- 1962: Radio: The Friday Spectacular
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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