The song was recorded in 1980 during the Double Fantasy sessions.
‘Borrowed Time’ was released on 9 March 1984, with Yoko Ono’s song ‘Your Hands’ as its b-side. It peaked at number 32 in the charts.
There was also a 12″ version which added ‘Never Say Goodbye’, from Ono’s 1982 album It’s Alright (I See Rainbows), which was written about her sense of loss following Lennon’s murder.
The single was released on 14 May 1984 in the United States. It was less successful, peaking at number 108.
Also on this day...
- 1967: Recording: Getting Better
- 1965: Filming: Help!, the Bahamas
- 1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
- 1963: Live: Granada Cinema, London – The Beatles’ second tour begins, with Chris Montez and Tommy Roe
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
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