By Madeline Bocaro
JOHN LENNON PLASTIC ONO BAND – December 11, 1970
In Japan, John’s debut post-Beatles solo album was titled ジョンの魂 (John no Tamashii), ‘John’s Soul’. Album credits include Wind: Yoko Ono.
Phil Spector had been booked as the producer on the John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band recording sessions, but most songs were recorded, and mixed by John in the evenings without Phil being present in the London studio.
In October 3, 1970, while sessions were underway, John published this hilarious, simple full-page advertisement in the major trade publications of the day; Billboard, Cash Box and Record World magazines – PHIL! JOHN IS READY THIS WEEKEND.
I have no real memory of Phil producing this record at all. I remember he came in later, but I never felt Phil was like, oh he produced this record. Really, the engineer took down what we did and John would mix it.
– Ringo Starr