The Gettysburg Address of Pop Music

That’s the best description of John Lennon’s classic "Imagine," I’ve ever heard, from a musician friend here in Ojai. We all know the song, but his best version is not the familiar piano rendition, sez me, but a live version Lennon sang with guitar at a benefit at the Apollo Theater in l971.

In the introduction, visible below, he mentions that he "lost his band," so he and some friends on acoustic guitar are going to have to "busk it."

It’s great, and–starting today–available on iTunes. (The recorded quality is considerably better than the YouTube version, by the way.) Look for the Acoustic record released last year, and the Imagine (live) version, the second-to-last song on the record.

Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

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