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.
Yoko: “Whenever I noticed something he used to say just whisper to me, so there was a lot of whispering going on.
John: She played the atmosphere. She has a musical ear and she can produce rock n’ roll. She can produce me, which she did for some of the tracks…
– Classic Albums:
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band TV documentary 2008
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 placed 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
Ringo on the plastic ono band sessions :
” One of the best experiences of being on a record I have ever had. Just being in the room with john, being honest, the way he was, screaming, shouting and singing. It was an incredible moment.”