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15 January 2018
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It seems we're yet to have a dedicated thread for John interviews.

This is intended to rectify that.

In case @Joe and the mods decide to merge threads that already exist with this one, I'll end this first post here.

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Best Classic Bands have an extract from a rare 1973 interview, originally published in the music industry publication Record World on 17 November 1973, it was difficult to find at the time, and has remained so.

It is the beginning of the "lost weekend", the week before the Rock'n'Roll sessions started with Phil Spector. He and Yoko are taking a break, though this isn't admitted to. John is on great form, and funny throughout. I particularly like a response he makes about his current involvement with Apple.

It's always nice to find rarely seen John interviews, especially when as entertaining as this one.

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15 January 2018
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What a great interview and find. I can hear him speaking those words. I don't think I've seen or read anything before that captures him at this point in time: just embarking on the "long weekend" without yet acknowledging what was happening or about to happen. If he even knew. His sense of humor is in fine form here, as well.

15 January 2018
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Love this.

There’s no doubt about it. I’m not going to miss anything. I don’t want to be regretting anything. Do it all once. That’s my motto, at least once.

I'm firmly of the stance now that I don't want regrets in my life. 

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Here's one from a little earlier on that same year that's another good one:

He actually admits that Paul's initial concerns about Allen Klein were justified as well as a nice mention to his Auntie...:-)

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Carried over from "Lennon's snide mockery..." thread

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I'd guess @Father McKenzie was referring to the 6 December BBC interview with Andy Peebles, @sir walter raleigh.

Peebles has changed his account of events surrounding the interview over the years, becoming increasingly anti-Yoko and anti-BBC. One of the reasons for this can be found in the fact that he himself was not able to profit financially from the interview.

The "30 minutes each" line seems highly unlikely. All of the interviews around this time were joint interviews with the couple as they were promoting a joint album.

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27 January 2018
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John Lennon - Interview by Bob Harris - 1975

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John being interviewed in June 1974 by Howard Cosell (who in December 1980 would break the news of his murder to much of America on Monday Night Football):

https://youtu.be/vRySHWzDpek

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