The single peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also Lennon’s only solo number one in Australia, where it spent five weeks at the top.
[‘Imagine’] is anti-religious, anti-nationalistic, anti-conventional, anti-capitalistic… but because it is sugar-coated, it is accepted.
Also on this day...
- 2014: Ringo Starr live at Verizon Theater, Grand Prairie, Texas
- 2014: Paul McCartney live at Smoothie King Center, New Orleans
- 1968: Recording, mixing: Savoy Truffle, Piggies, Don’t Pass Me By, Good Night
- 1964: Live: Odeon Cinema, Birmingham
- 1963: Live: Trentham Gardens, Trentham
- 1962: Live: Rialto Ballroom, Liverpool
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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