US single release: Mind Games by John Lennon

John Lennon’s single ‘Mind Games’ was released in the USA on 29 October 1973.

The b-side was ‘Meat City’. Both songs also appeared on the Mind Games album, released on 2 November 1973 in the US.

Mind Games single artwork - John Lennon

‘Mind Games’ was the only single released from the album. It was not a success, peaking at number 18 in the United States and 26 in the United Kingdom.

The seeming orchestra on it is just me playing three notes on a slide guitar. And the middle eight is reggae. Trying to explain to American musicians what reggae was in 1973 was pretty hard, but it’s basically a reggae middle eight if you listen to it.
John Lennon, 1980
UK single release: Helen Wheels by Wings
US album release: Ringo by Ringo Starr
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