UK TV: Sky Arts showing Lennon tonight
It’s funny how it never rains, it pours. I was made aware that in the UK tonight, the Sky Arts Channel is broadcasting the concert film I mentioned in my latest blog post: John Lennon: Live in New York. Here’s the description from Sky Arts’ website:
“On 30 August 1972, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Plastic Ono Elephants Memory Band put together a benefit concert for mentally ill and physically handicapped children in New York. Filmed in Madison Square Gardens, the concert remained in the can until 1986 – a rare treat of passionate renditions, including underappreciated solo numbers from Lennon on top of his game. This was John Lennon’s only major US concert between the Beatles’ 1966 tour and his death in 1980.”
The film is scheduled for broadcast at 9.50 pm. It will be preceded by a Lennon documentary, John Lennon; Behind The Music, which starts at 9 pm.
Live in NYC at the One to One concerts for the children of Willowbrook, August 30th, 1972 in MSG. This is “Mother”, taken from the first performance(aka the afternoon concert), as ripped from the japanese laser disc edition. The performance of this song was also included as part of the bonus material on the Classic Albums:John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band DVD from 2008.