John Lennon & Yoko Ono
This page details all known guest Television appearances
made by John Lennon (alone or with Yoko Ono) with the addition of significant
features or newscasts. Film appearances and promotional clips produced
by John and Yoko are dealt with in the Filmography
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Juke Box Jury
Transmitted: BBC Television B&W 29/Jun/1963
Inevitably, the first Beatle to appear on television without the other
three was John - on BBC Television's Juke Box Jury in which new
singles would be judged a "Hit" or "Miss" by the four strong panel. Hosted
by the DJ David Jacobs, it was the most watched pop programme of the time.
Lennon sat alongside TV personality Katie Boyle, actor Bruce Prochnik and
actress Caroline Maudling. Typically, John's performance raised a few eyebrows
as he brazenly poured scorn on every single one of the discs, influencing
the panel to vote all but one of them a "miss".
The records that were played in this edition were 'Southend'
by Cleo Laine, 'So Much In Love' by the Tymes; 'Devil In Disguise'
by Elvis Presley (John said Elvis now sounded like Bing Crosby - but this
was the one record voted a 3 to 1 'hit'), 'The Click Song' by Miriam
Makeba, 'On Top Of Spaghetti' by Tom Glaser, 'Flamenco' by
Russ Conway, 'First Quarrel' by Paul and Paula and 'Don't Ever
Let Me Down' by Julie Grant. An audio recording of the broadcast is
in circulation. Later that year, in December 1963, all four Beatles were
panellists on the programme together.
Transmitted by: BBC Television B&W
The 2nd solo TV appearance by a Beatle was made to promote the first
fab solo venture - John's book of poems and stories In His Own Write.
Extracts from the book were read (not by John) followed by an interview
conducted by Kenneth Allsopp which lasted 4 minutes. There is no surviving
20/Nov/1964 & 29/Nov/1964
Transmitted by: BBC2 B&W 09/Jan/1965
The entertainer Dudley Moore had been commissioned for a BBC series
in which the Satirist Peter Cook and comedy actor Norman Rossington (the
road manager character in the Beatles first film A Hard Days's Night)
would be regular guests. By the time of production Cook had assumed equal
star billing (hence the title).
Having been aquainted with both Cook and Moore as well as acting alongside
Rossington, John was approached and invited to particiapte in the very
first edition of the series using material from In His Own Write.
On Friday November 20th 1964, John, together with Moore and Rossington,
shot a film sequence to accompany a reading of Deaf Ted, Danoota
(And Me) on Wimbledon Common in London. Lennon's second contribution
to the same show was filmed before an audience on Sunday 29th November
1964, John read About The Awful, then - together with Rossington
- he recited
Good Dog Nigel and The Wrestling Dog and finally,
along with Dudley Moore, All Abord Speeching. As the credits rolled
John made one last unexpected appearance by darting dementedly across the
The Merv Griffin
Transmitted by: CBS (USA) B&W? 01/Jun/1965
A three minute interview given (seemingly with some reluctance) to
reporter Martin Ogronsky which was filmed close to the sea-front in Cannes
where John was visiting the town's annual film festival, Beatles film director
Dick Lister was stood/sat next to John and also answered a few questions.
The footage appears to be lost but an audio copy is in circulation....
Reporter "What are you calling the new [Beatles] movie?"
John "The new movie's called Help! [John
then spells it out] H. E. L. P."
Reporter "H. *A.* L. P. ?"
John "H. *E.* L. P. We're using the old spelling."
Reporter "Is this [movie] another day in the life of the Beatles?"
John "No... it's many days in the life of many
Reporter then asks about the other Beatles....
John "They're somewhere in merry old England"
Reporter "Do they know you're away?"
John "I think they will have noticed."
Reporter "Would you do a poem for us?"
John "Er, no."
Transmitted by: BBC1 B&W 18/Jun/1965
John appeared live on the last ever edition of Tonight to promote
his 2nd book A Spaniard In The Works. He read extracts from
Must Not Forget The General Erection and The Wumberlog, Kenneth
Allsopp also conducted a short interview. John later recalled that an off
camera discussion with Allsopp had been the catalyst for one of his best
loved compositions, Allsopp asked John why he didn't write about
childhood in his songs as he did in his books, this directly led to Lennon
attempting to do just that and In My Life was the result.
Allsopp "Mr Lennon, your first book is a bestseller and I shouldn't
see any doubt this one is going to be too. Do you think that you'd be published
were you not a Beatle?"
John "I could probably get published but, you
know, I wouldn't sell as many. I mean, they publish a lot of rubbish anyway
but I wouldn't sell."
Allsopp "Do you think you've got a built-in advantage in being a Beatle?
I mean, are you glad about this or would you rather have found a reputation
as a writer in your own right?"
John "No. I mean, I never thought of it. If I
hadn't been a Beatle I just wouldn't have thought of having the stuff published
'cuz I would've been crawling around broke and just writing it and throwing
it away. I might have been a Beat poet."
Transmitted by: BBC2 B&W 26/Dec/1966
John's second appearance on Peter Cook and Dudley Moore's comedy show
was an acting role in a sketch in which Lennon played Dan - the doorman
of a trendy nightclub "The Ad-Lav" situated in an underground men's lavatory!
John was filmed with Cook (cast as an American TV presenter) outside
the entrance of the Gentlemen's public convenience on Broadwick Street
in London* one quiet Sunday Morning in November. The interior footage was
shot, without John, a few weeks later.
*close to the junction with Berwick
Street in the Soho area.
Transmitted by: BBC2 Colour 22/Jun/1968
On Thursday 6th June 1968, John, alongside Victor
Spinetti, was interviewed by Peter Lewis for the Saturday 22nd June edition
of the BBC2 colour arts programme Release. John and Victor discussed
the National theatre production The John Lennon Play : In His Own Write
which Victor was directing.
can read a transcript of the interview here.
During the previous two months John had turned
his back on Maharishi's spiritual path in India to re-join the spiritual
motorway that was LSD, he then declared himself "Jesus" at a meeting with
the Beatles, consummated his love for Yoko Ono and recorded the most controversial
song of his career so far - Revolution. Having oppressed his public
opinions on religion and politics in the wake of the the "Bigger than Jesus"
debacle for almost two years, John could no longer contain his more radical
nature. On this programme he made a welcome return to outspoken controversy.......
"I think our society
is run by insane people for insane objectives, and I think that's what
I sussed when I was sixteen and twelve, way down the line. But I expressed
it differently all through my life. It's the same thing I'm expressing
all the time, but now I can put it into that sentence that I think we're
being run by maniacs for maniacal ends, you know. If anybody can put on
paper what our government and the American government etc., and the Russian,
Chinese, what they are actually trying to do, you know, and what they think
they're doing, I'd be very pleased to know what they think they're doing,
I think they're all insane! But I'm liable to be put away as insane for
expressing that, you know, that's what's insane about it. It's not just
a bit strange, it's just insane. Nobody knows. All these people in the
street and that, half the people watching this are going to be saying,
What's he saying! What's he saying!" you know. [Looking
directly into the camera] You are being run
by people who are insane and you don't know it!"
How It Is
Transmitted by: BBC1 B&W 19/Jul/1969
This was the first programme in a new Friday tea-time magazine series
"by the young for the young at heart", Yoko appeared on the very first
edition on which there was also a feature on the Yellow Submarine
Frost On Saturday
Transmitted by: London Weekend Television
This live broadcast provided the Great British general public with
their very first opportunity to experience the combined vibrations of John
and Yoko. David Frost was an inaugural member of the brand new station
Weekend Television - this being the 4th edition of his series
On Saturday. Other guests on this programme were the singer Blossom
Dearie and satirist Stan Freberg.
here for further details and a transcript
John had twice appeared as a guest on David Frost's old BBC show alongside
George Harrison in 1967 to discuss meditation.
Drug Bust News
by: Various TV Stations Worldwide
B&W & Colour 19/Oct/1968
John and Yoko were raided by the Drugs Squad at their London flat on
October 18th 1968, they were summoned to Marylebone Magistrate's court
the following day and both their arrival and departure were captured on
film. Their hearing was adjourned until the 28th November when John pleaded
guilty to the charge of possession (in a deal to protect Yoko), once again
film camera crews were outside waiting to capture footage for worldwide
Rood Wit Blauw
Transmitted by: Nederland 2 (Holland)
The Dutch sociologist/writer Abram De Swaan interviewed John and Yoko
in a London Dentist's waiting room. Yoko appeared alone for the first half
of the film as John was receiving treatment. Among the topics John discussed
were the drugs bust, Revolution, reincarnation, Black power and money.
An interview recorded for CBC in Canada at Twickenham Film studio's
in London (during a break in filming for what eventually became the Beatles
it be movie). John had to temporarily leave the interview at one point
as he felt sick.
On the Two Virgins album...
John: It's a record of our minds meeting, really.
We'd met, sort of socially and got along and attracted to eachother and
all that, but this was our first exploration - abstract mind wise. And
we met, you know, and you can hear it on the record. It starts off,
we put the tape on and this happens and that happens, and certain moments
where we just have the same thought or the same vibration, like it happens
with The Beatles too or any people recording, or any actors acting, there's
a moment where they hit it. Very seldom they hit it all at once, there's
usually somebody down or somebody up, and there's that story on
by: Various TV Stations Worldwide
John and Yoko were married in Gibraltar on the 20th March 1969, their
return to Le Bourget Airport in Paris & the resulting Press conference
was captured on a colour newsreel. The next day John & Yoko began a
7 day bed-in protest for peace in an Amsterdam Hotel room where they invited
the world's press to their bed-side, this resulted in numerous reports
being shown on TV news bulletins across the globe throughout the week.
Once the Bed-in event was over on 31st March 1969, the Lennon's flew
to Vienna where they were filmed arriving at the airport. Late that afternoon
John & Yoko held a bag event which was a press conference conducted
by the couple from inside a white bag, this was also filmed for TV newscasts.
The Lennon Portrait
by: ORF (Austria) B&W
The night before John & Yoko visited Vienna, Austrian TV station
ORF screened this documentary produced by Hans Preiner. John & Yoko
had first discussed a TV film project with ORF the previous November, this
resulted in "Rape" which would be premiered on 31st March 1969 (the day
John & Yoko visited Vienna) they also agreed to a documentary film
and allowed ORF to film some exclusive footage for use alongside existing
archive material, this included December 1968 footage of John and Yoko
performing at the Rolling Stones "Rock and Roll Circus" and a sequence
shot in Weybridge that became known as "Yoko and Me" (or Film no.6) See
Filmography for details of these and "Rape"
Transmitted by: Thames Television B&W
On the day John and Yoko returned home from their peace campaigning
honeymoon in Amsterdam and Vienna, they appeared live on the local London
news magazine show Today from inside a white bag, the programme
was hosted by Eamon Andrews (a former boxer later famed for presenting
the long running series This Is Your Life), Andrews was tempted
to join John and Yoko in a make shift studio bed with an "Eamon peace"
sign hanging above the unlikely threesome. Nothing of the broadcast survives,
although some photographs were taken in the studio (as illustrated). Two
days later the Lennon's were guests on Andrews late night chat show........
The Eamon Andrews
Transmitted by: Thames Television B&W
Broadcast live in front of a studio audience from the Cafe Royal on
Regent Street London, John and Yoko were joined by the all round entertainer
Rolf Harris, American comedian Jack Benny, violinist Yehudi Menuhin and
the singer Gaynor Jones for a somewhat heated debate hosted by Eamon Andrews.
No visual document of the event has survived but some audio has....
Eamonn "In fact, I believe that, I heard that, after your seven days
in bed, you felt so tired that you wanted to come home to bed."
John "We talked to the press from ten in the
morning till ten at night to try and get peace through their heads and
so we didn't have much rest really."
Eamonn "Well, let me ask you, which you've been asked since you came
back, what were you after? What was this all about? What were you trying
to achieve by doing these extraordinary, bizarre things, you and Yoko?"
John "Well, everything we do is aimed at peace,
you know. And we spent days trying to communicate through the communication
media, press and TV , and to try and tell people, who are interested in
protesting, to try and do something about it, instead of sitting at home
talking about it.
Everyone can give up one week of their holiday,
which is what we did.... It was an event, or it was a happening. It was
just like a stage show."
Yoko "It was very good, because we got a very
good response from people."
Eamonn "Well, let me ask the audience...Are there any of you here,
and please don't feel afraid to put your hand up, who have thought more
about peace because of any of the things that John and Yoko have done?"
Eamonn then asks a middle-aged man who has stood up in the front
row of the audience
"Just tell me how this made you think about peace?"
Man "Well, I thought he was the biggest piece
of rubbish that I've heard this year." (Laughter and applause
from audience.) "If I can add to it, when reading
the story of them both being in the bag, I did actually wonder as to whether
they were refugees from the Lambeth bus man's strike."
John "Did you have a laugh?"
Man "Did I have a laugh? Er ...I think the example
you set to some of the children, and youngsters, was nothing to laugh at."
John "What did you think was wrong in two people
staying in bed?"
Man "The fact of you staying in bed was nothing
wrong with that. In fact, if you stayed there longer, I think it would
better for everybody."
John (agitated) "Okay, but don't get insulting."(Further
laughter and applause from the audience drown out his answer.) "Look
in the mirror before you get insulting. But, what offended you about what
Man "I'm sure I don't'mind looking in the mirror,
because I see something better than looking at you!"
John "That's a matter of opinion."(Younger
members of the audience start heckling the man, shouting 'Get off!')
"That's a matter of personal taste now,
but what offended you basically, can you really tell me what bugs you?"
Man "Well, not the one item alone, but your general
attitude. Your general attitude to the youngsters in this country, by the
way you lead them, or tend to lead them, and try to make out that you're
not trying to do anything about it. One, you tell us you're trying to create
peace in this world, and everybody should be happy and joking, and the
next minute, you're telling us it's nothing."
Yoko "Well, have you done anything for peace?"
Man "Yes, I think I have."
Yoko "What have you done?"
Man "Well, during the last war. .."
John (interrupting) "No, now!"
Yoko "Now, now."
Man "During the last war, we spent our times
trying to get peace. .."
John (interrupting) "Did you volunteer?"
Man "Did I volunteer? Yes, I did."
John (sarcastically) "Oh, well, congratulations.
But, what are you doing now?" (Further laughter and applause
from the studio audience.)
Another (younger) man shouts from the audience "John,
I think you're beautiful!"
John "Thank you!"
Another man "What's beautiful about acorns?"
John "The acorn is a symbol of growth and, if
you plant it, the tree will grow. But, if you bomb it, it won't."
Man "No, I think you're a bit of nutter!"
John "Can't you see anything beautiful in acorns?
Do you like trees?"
Man "Everyone likes trees."
John "Well, what do you think they come from
- Jam jars?"
(Laughter and applause again comes from the audience.)
Derek Taylor referred to this appearance in his book "As Time
"......There were people on the show and at the show
who wondered what the hell John and Yoko thought they were doing in bed
and who the hell they thought they were to do it and why the hell should
any normal person put up with it and when would it stop and where it would
lead us and how would it bring peace to the world........Jack Benny was
on the show with John and Yoko and there was one very fine dramatic moment
when he stood up and said, 'I wouldn't get involved in this row for
a million dollars', all of this with that famous clasping of his hands
which, in their splendid theatricality, almost, but only almost and not
really, obscured Benny's real commitment which ran right down the line
faithfully from Bob Hope, hopeless in his emigrant-patriot paranoia, solid
with the forces of Light Freedom and Truth against the Red Hordes, wheeling
in from the East in Chariots of flaming shit. Still, Jack Benny is Jack
Benny. John said he didn't worry about Communism, later told a friend he
would have said, better red than dead, but he had to think of the Beatles
image! Communists, yet ?
Yehudi Menuhin who is also there, pointed out that there
were certain circumstances in which it was necessary to kill. John wondered
what these circumstances might be. He wondered to himself if Yehudi Menuhin
would be prepared to be killed right then and there if, as a result, world
peace could be reached. He asked Yehudi if Jesus had said anything about
certain circumstances when it was necessary to kill. Yehudi says that is
not the point. John says 'What did Jesus say? Did he say anything about
killing?' Yehudi coughs and says, 'No, Jesus didn't but he didn't
say anything about staying in bed at the Hilton in Amsterdam.' It is
then John's cue to say that nowhere in the New Testament (nor, for that
matter, in the Old) is there anything about violins, but he doesn't say
this because already the audience are applauding Yehudi Menuhin, the violinist,
for his wit. It was a dumb daft nothing-solved evening on the Eamonn
Andrews Show and it was not helped by the presence of a Rolf Harris
who didn't want no boats rocked either."
How Late It Is
Transmitted by: BBC1 02/May/1969 B&W
John and Yoko were at the BBC's Lime Grove television facility in West
London on Friday 2nd May to discuss with Michael Wale their new film
for show 7 of this BBC arts/sketch series. Only an audio recording now
Yoko "This is a film about life. And so, you can
just take ten minutes or twenty minutes, any time out of it and it works.
But, it's about, especially about contemporary life, where people are constantly
exposing each other and prying into each other's life and causing tension
John "Yoko had what she calls a script, which
is "Let's make a film about ...." you know, like that. And we were
in hospital and I was having my miscarriage and we did it from the hospital.
And we got the cameraman Nick and said, 'Now you go out and chase somebody
about, Nick'. So he went and he did about half a dozen test runs on
different people, in Hyde Park, there's some good stuff, he never went
on long enough because he was a kind guy, he didn't want to intrude, you
know, but the idea was to intrude. And the whole bit is try not react to
the camera, but after that half an hour, 'I think you have to give an
explanation, old man'. But none of that went far enough, you know.
So he went out, and I don't know how many days he went out, maybe about
a week or two and he finally came up with the girl.
The Way It Is -
"A Bedtime Story"
Recorded: 26/May/1969 - 02/Jun/1969
Transmitted by: CBC (Canada) B&W 08/Jun/1969
A Canadian Television documentary looking back at the week long Bed-in
event in Montreal. Footage included the notorious meeting with Al Capp
as well as bed-side chats with, amongst others, Dick Gregory, Jacques Larue-Langlois,
Patrick Watson and Tommy Smothers.
For further details of this 2nd bed-in see the Filmography.
John & Yoko
Lennon Have A Message For The World...
Transmitted by: WNEW-TV (USA) 06/Jun/1969
Ted Kavanau interviewed John & Yoko on Day 3 of the Montreal bed-in.
The David Frost
Transmitted by: Channel unknown (USA)
10/Jul/1969 (8:30pm-10pm EST)
Although this interview was conducted before a studio audience in London,
it was principally recorded for American viewers. David Frost now had a
weekly show on the other side of the Atlantic where this taped sequence
was shown (almost a month later) together with live guests in the American
studio, these were:- John Cassavetes, Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara and Julie
London (all actors). John began by giving Frost “A
box of smile“, a small box which contained nothing but a mirror at the
bottom. Get it? The audience appreciated it, as did Frost, although he
was clearly perplexed by John and Yoko’s new concept of 'Bagism'...
Frost : There’s that sweet card you sent the other
day that I need an explanation for....
John : Do you really need all these explanations?
audience) I thought he was clever!
Frost : ...No, no, no. The message I had from
John & Yoko the other day, when we were planning the programme, was
a message with a nice picture that said "Love + Peace = Bagism". I need
to know more John.
John : What’s Bagism? It’s like...a tag for what
we all do, we’re all in a bag, you know, and we realised that we came from
two bags - I was in this pop bag going round and round in my little clique
and she was in her little avant-garde clique going round and round and
you’re in your little tele clique and they’re in their...you know? And
we all sort of come out and look at each other every now and then, but
we don’t communicate. We all intellectualize about how there is no barrier
between art, music, poetry... but we’re still all - 'I’m a rock and roller',
'He’s a poet'... So we just came up with the word so you would ask us what
bagism is - And we’d say WE’RE ALL IN A BAG BABY!
Frost: Well now - you’ve got in a bag, you’ve
got in a sack....
John : Well, we got out of one bag and into the
next, you just keep moving from bag to bag.
Frost : You’ve got a bag there with you, what
do you do with it?
John : Well sometimes we get in it and sometimes
other people get in it
Yoko : You know, this life is speeded up so much
and the whole world is getting tenser and tenser because things are just
going so fast, you know, so it’s so nice to slow down the rhythm of the
whole world, just to make it peaceful. So like the bag, when you get in,
you see that it’s very peaceful and your movements are sort of limited.
You can walk around on the street in a bag.
Frost : Can you?
John : If people did interviews for jobs in a
bag they wouldn’t get turned away because they were black or green or long
hair, you know, it’s total communication...
Frost : ...They'd get turned away because they
were in a bag. (Audience laughter)
John : Well no, if that was specified that when
you interviewed the people that you wanted to employ - and you had this
prejudice - and the people had to wear a bag, then you'd only judge them
on what they communicated to you and you wouldn't have to think 'Oh, he's
wearing black suede is he, don't like it'....
Frost : ...'He's wearing windsor bags!'
John : We did a press conference in Vienna and
they're pretty square over there...
Frost : ..And they all got in the bags?
John : ...No, we were in the bag that time and
all the press came in, sort of expecting Beatle John and his famous wife,
and we were in the bag singing and humming and all they were asking was
"What are you wearing?" (Audience and Frost
laughter) and they're all sort of holding
mics to this bag and asking it how it felt and was it glad to be here and
were you really John Lennon and Yoko.
Frost : Does it have to be a bag big enough so
that they can't see you at all? Or only can't see your shoes....
John : Oh well it depends, for convenience you
can have slim bags and fatty loose bags, you know....
Frost : ..And tell me, how has this thing gone
with the sleep-ins you’ve been having. Those are what? To draw attention....
John : We’re trying to sell peace, like a product,
you know, and sell it like people sell soap or soft drinks, you know, the
only way to get people aware that peace is possible and - It isn’t just
inevitable to have violence, not just war, all forms of violence. People
just accept it and think ‘Oh, they did it', or 'Harold Wilson (British
prime minister at the time) did it' or 'Nixon
President) did it', they’re always scapegoating
people. It isn’t Nixon’s fault, we’re all responsible for everything that
goes on, you know, we’re all responsible for Biafra and Hitler and everything......
So we’re just saying 'SELL PEACE'. Anybody interested in peace - just stick
it in the window, it’s simple but it lets somebody else know that you want
peace too, because you feel alone if you’re the only one thinking ‘Wouldn’t
it be nice if there was peace and nobody was getting killed'. So advertise
yourself that you’re for peace if you believe in it.
Transmitted by: ITV B&W 16/Sep/1969
John & Yoko returned from their second 1969 trip to Canada (where
they had performed at the Rock 'N' Roll Revival festival in Toronto) and
granted an interview to ITN on the day they arrived home, Yoko also gave
a demonstration of her unique vocal style.
Reporter: Can we now expect some kind of solo
John Lennon act?
John: I don't think I'd perform solo at all,
you know. If I feel like performing, I'll perform. I mean, would you call
Peace a Chance a solo performance? Maybe it is. I just play it by ear.
If I feel like doing it, I do it.
Transmitted by: BBC1 B&W 25/Nov/1969
"BEATLE JOHN LENNON TELLS WHY HE GAVE BACK HIS MBE"
John had returned his MBE medal which had been presented to him and
his fellow Beatles by Queen Elizabeth II four years earlier. He did so
in protest against Britain's support for federal Nigeria in the Civil war
and Britain's support for the US in Vietnam.
John, wearing his hair in a ponytail, explained his action to the news
cameras:- "...As a protest against violence and war,
especially Britain's involvement in Biafra, which most of the British public
are not aware of .....'cause all the press, TV and radio's slant
all the news from Biafra. All the stuff I learnt on Biafra from journalists
off the cuff, folks, is a different story and I began to be ashamed of
being British - and I'm a patriotic nationalist if the truth were out,
and Yoko can vouch for that. I'm always fighting about what Britain invented
- Radar and what, all the different things we've done. But every day I
just began to worry a bit more about it and I was gonna send the MBE back
anyway. I could have done it privately, but the press would have found
out anyway - you would have been here a week later instead..."
The Question Why
Recorded: Broadcast Live
Transmitted by: BBC1 Colour 07/Dec/1969
The Question Why was a part of BBC television's Sunday tea-time
"God slot", a theological debate show chaired by Malcolm Muggeridge. This
particular live broadcast concerned itself with the subject of "Evil".
Sitting alongside John and Yoko at the BBC's London Lime Grove studio's
were; Henry Cecil, Gerald Cohen, David Cooper, General Sir John Hackett,
the Rev Christopher Neil Smith, Paul Zeal, and Canon Edward Carpenter.
Sadly, nothing of the broadcast is known to have survived.
24 Hours (The World
Of John And Yoko)
Transmitted by: BBC 1 Colour 15/Dec/1969
and transcripts from parts of this documentary are available here
Man Of The Decade
Transmitted by: ATV Colour 30/Dec/1969
and a full transcript of this broadcast are available here
Transmitted by: AVRO (Holland) b&w
A three minute sequence for Dutch TV in which John and Yoko discuss
their "War is Over!" billboard campaign with Jaap Van Meekeren. Michael
X is also seen sitting at the end of the table.
Press Conference / Ronnie Hawkins' Farm interviews / CBC Weekday
Transmitted by: CBC (Canada) b&w
On 16th December 1969 John and Yoko arrived in Canada, their third
visit that year, and on the 17th they announced plans for a three day peace
festival to be held in Toronto the following summer (sadly this never came
to fruition). Also on the 17th they appeared on a programme called "The
National" although this appears to have been filmed during the press conference.
John and Yoko were also interviewed at Ronnie Hawkins' Farm in Mississauga
(where he and Yoko were staying) on the 18th and some footage probably
turned up on at least one Canadian/American news bulletin. An interview
given to Nick Steed and Ken Cavanaugh for screening on CBC Weekday was
broadcast that night.
Marshall McLuhan & CBS interview
Transmitted by: CBS (USA) ???? ??/???/19??
A TV discussion/interview intended for broadcast in the USA was recorded
during the December 1969 visit to Canada. CBS Television travelled north
of the border on the 20th to film a 45 minute discussion at the University
of Toronto involving John, Yoko and Marshall McLuhan (author of the best
"The Medium is the Message"). John & Yoko also took part
in an interview for CBS without McLuhan, but it is not clear if, when or
in what context these were shown.
Transmitted by: CBC (Canada) B&W
John & Yoko's 2nd TV engagement on the Saturday of their Canadian
visit was for the state channel's late night news and current affairs show
CBC Weekend. Anchorman Lloyd Robertson interviewed John & Yoko
in a Toronto studio together with Rabbi Abraham Feinberg (who had appeared
on The Bed-in film and sung along on the recording of Give Peace
Another interview, probably for the purpose of a news report, was given
to CBC in Montreal on the 22nd.
On the 23rd, John & Yoko were invited to a private meeting with
the Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in Ottawa and although the actual
discussion took place behind closed doors, they did pose together for the
press and TV news crews before/afterwards.
A 28 minute documentary of the December visit to Canada was also broadcast
at some point entitled "A Visit For Peace".
Transmitted by: (Danish TV) B&W
On 29th December 1969 the Lennon's flew to Denmark to stay with Yoko's
ex-husband Tony Cox (and his new wife Melinda) in the small village of
Aalborg to spend New Year with Yoko's daughter Kyoko. Whilst there they
gave two or three press conferences, one of which was filmed and transmitted
as a 3 minute sequence by Danish Television news.
"I support humanity, I don't belong to any left
wing, right wing, middle wing, Black Panthers, White Christians, Protestants,
Catholics, or nothing. People have said we're naive for trying to sell
peace like a bar of soap. But I want to ask you, is Mr. Ford naive? Or
is the soap powder factory naive? They're selling the same old soap that's
been around for two thousand years, but suddenly it's new blue soap. So
we're selling new blue peace and we hope some of you buy it. The war is
here now and there's two ways of looking at it. Some people say, Why
did you spend your money on posters or peace campaigns? Why didn'y you
give it to the Biafran children, or something like that? And we say,
We're trying to prevent cancer, not cure it."
Two weeks later, whilst still in Denmark, John and Yoko both had their
long hair cropped very short.
Transmitted by: Various stations Colour
"THE NEW LOOK LENNON'S DISCUSS THEIR LATEST HAIRCUTS."
On their return home from Denmark, the Lennon's had to make a detour
to France. Whilst there they were interviewed by a news team in a Paris
Newsman: "Mr Lennon, why did you decide to cut your hair?"
John: "Because I felt like it, you know."
Newsman: "So there was no special reason?"
John: "No, I mean why do you cut yours?"
Newsman: "I suppose as a leader of a sort...of a peace movement..do
you have any special plans on the future?"
John: "I'm not a leader, and I try not to make
plans, you know, we have no new plans."
Yoko: "We just like to come across with the message
of peace and love."
John: "Peace, peace"
Newsman: "You're going back to London now I suppose?"
John: "Yes. We only came because the fog wouldn't
let us in London. We were on our way to London. We just got held up. But
we enjoyed it."
Newsman: "When are you going to London?"
Newsman: "And what will you do when you get there?"
John: "Go home."
Newsman: "I understand the Beatles have just recorded a new record..."
John: "A new Single...Let it be, folks."
Newsman: "What it the record about?"
John: "About Letting it be."
Newsman: "Can you explain that?"
John: "You'll hear it."
Newsman: "You must listen to it?"
John: "Listen, Listen.....Je me leve a sept heures."
The 'Black Centre'
Transmitted by: ITV 04/Feb/1970 (after 10pm)
In a ceremony with Michael 'X' conducted on the roof of the Black
Centre in North London (Lower Holloway), John & Yoko swapped a
bag full of their recently shorn hair for a pair of Muhammad Ali's blood
stained boxing shorts, both parties expressed their intention to auction
the items in order to raise money for their respective causes. Michael
'X', who's white mother had named him Michael DeFreitas, was the founder
of the British Black power movement in the UK - Brought up as a Roman Catholic,
he changed his name to Michael Abdul Malik when he converted to Islam.
A colour newsreel of the ceremony was filmed, as was a short indoor interview
with John and Yoko in which they talked about their new look.
The Simon Dee Show
Transmitted by: London Weekend Television
A guest appearance on the 4th edition of Dee's new Sunday night talk-show
series for London Weekend Television (Dee had previously worked for the
BBC). John and Yoko also brought along Michael 'X' for the ride, but sadly
this TV appearance almost certainly no longer exists in visual form (the
image [left] is just a photograph snapped during the interview). The James
Bond actor George Lazenby was Dee's opening guest and it was alleged
that he had been high on LSD during his interview which he turned into
a discussion about the questions surrounding the assassination of President
Kennedy a little over 6 years earlier, Dee's employer's were said to have
been furious at what had been broadcast (it was not live) and the incident
is chiefly blamed for Dee's swift demise after the series ended in the
summer. Having already burned his bridges with the BBC, Dee had nowhere
else to go and one of Britain's most popular TV personalities of the late
1960's was never to be seen on TV again. Topics discussed during the Lennon's
13:30 minutes interview were the Hanratty case, the confiscated lithographs,
the Two Virgins album cover, 'The Black House' and Enoch Powell.
Top Of The Pops
Transmitted by: BBC1 Colour 12/Feb/1970
[Version One] & 19/Feb/1970 [Version Two] (7:15pm-8pm)
The first solo Beatle to perform on the long running British TV institution
Of The Pops was John with a Plastic Ono Band comprising of Klaus Voorman
(bass), Alan White (drums), the Irish journalist B.P. Fallon (Tambourine
in version 1, doubling up on bass on version 2) and a blind-folded Yoko
Ono (holding card instructions on version 1, knitting on version 2). For
both versions (recorded for two separate shows) John sang a new vocal on
top of the original recording. Beatles Roadie Mal Evans also joined the
line-up for version 2 playing the tambourine. Version 1 was actually take
four whilst version 2 was take three.
Transmitted by: BBC1 Colour 17/Dec/1970
In the spring of 1970 John and Yoko began a course
of Primal Therapy
with Dr Arthur Janov who had published a book on the subject a year earlier.
With the therapy inspiring much of the material included on Lennon's first
proper studio album, there was an increasing interest in Janov and his
new methods for treating neurosis. The BBC filmed an interview with Janov
and also at least one patient undergoing a 'primal'. Footage of John and
Yoko was probably included although it is unlikely that they were specifically
filmed for this documentary which went out under the "24 hours" banner.
Only a small part of the programme appears to have survived.
Note: Arthur Janov was later
interviewed again by the BBC talking about his book "The feeling child"
for an edition of "Read All About It" broadcast on 16/Jan/1977.
Transmitted by: Various TV Stations B&W/colour
& Jun 1971
John and Yoko attended the Cannes Film Festival in May 1971 and gave
interviews to various TV stations including ORTF in France, NRK in Norway
and ORF in Austria.
Transmitted by: ABC (USA) colour 01/Jun/1971
A TV news crew captured John & Yoko's arrival at JFK International
Airport in New York City. John told reporters that they had come to search
for Yoko's daughter (Who was with her father, Tony Cox) and also answered
questions regarding Apple and The Beatles. ABC screened a 6 minute report.
Transmitted by: BBC1 Colour 17/Jul/1971
The Lennon's were guests on the fifth edition of the new late-night
Saturday BBC1 chat show Parkinson hosted by Michael Parkinson who
agreed that if he mentioned "The Beatles", he would have to conduct the
rest of the interview inside a black bag! John and Yoko took to the stage
to the accompaniment of 'Help!' as performed by the resident studio
house band - the Harry Stoneham Five - who later in the show backed Marion
Montgomery performing a version of John's composition 'Love'.
Yoko read extracts from her book Grapefruit which Parkinson
admitted to finding "incomprehensible!"....
Parkinson: "You've made a film about a fly crawling
up a woman's body, you've made your famous Bottoms film and there's also
been a film made of your penis, isn't there John?"
John: "That was a joke really." (Roars
of laughter from the studio audience.) "I
made a film called Self Portrait, you know, and at that time I was
a bit of a prick!" (More laughter and this
John: "The British press actually called her
[Yoko] ugly. I've never seen that about any woman or man, even if the person
is ugly. You don't normally say that in the papers. She's not ugly, and
if she were you wouldn't be so mean! They even say attractive about the
most awful looking people to be kind..."
Parkinson: "Recently, another reason for people
taking a dislike to you, is because you're known again through the newspapers,
as the woman who broke up The Beatles."
John (interrupting) : "But that's not true! listen,
I tell ya, people on the streets and kids do not dislike us...It's the
media; I'm telling ya. We go on the streets and the lorry drivers wave.
John, hello Yoko', all that jazz, and I judge it by that. My records
still sell well. Her records sell all right."
Parkinson: "Did Yoko's presence put tension on
John: "The tension was already there you see....after
With the mention of Beatles, John tells Michael he must now
get inside the bag. After a round of applause - he does so, the interview
continues with questions being asked by a large black bag.
Dick Cavett Show
Transmitted by: ABC (USA) Colour 12/Sep/1971
Eight days after leaving England for the final time, John and Yoko
guested on this popular American chat show recorded in New York. John &
Yoko film clips peppered the interview (Imagine, Mrs Lennon, Erection
Fly) prompting critics to attack the Lennon's for using airtime to
plug their latest ventures - A little unfair, this was the Mecca of Capitalism
As far as the viewing public were concerned, the major topic of interest
centred around the break-up of the Beatles as this was the first time Lennon
had been interviewed in the USA on American Television since the launch
of Apple in May 1968.
After the recording of the programme was finished, John and Yoko decided
they wanted to carry on talking and this extra sequence (including questions
taken from the studio audience) was broadcast the following week.
John And Yoko In
Syracuse, New York
Transmitted by: Channel unknown (USA)
As well as a film being made there was also a TV special on Yoko's
art exhibition "This Is Not Here".
See the Filmography
for further details.
14/Oct/1971 (Possibly Live)
Transmitted by: WNET (USA) Colour 14/Oct/1971
One of the most intriguing television appearance by the Lennon's, this
TV special was shot in front of a studio audience and was presumably designed
to promote Yoko's Syracuse exhibition which opened five days before the
broadcast. Alternative film-maker Jonas Mekas was present throughout to
help the Lennon's run through a series of exhibits. Clips from Yoko's films
"Bottoms", "Up Your Legs" and "Fly" were also included as well as captions
of instruction pieces from her book "Grapefruit".
The programme opened with Yoko massaging a body curled up on the floor
inside black bag, from which John eventually emerged. Jonas Mekas then
encouraged audience members to "Hammer a nail in", a now blind-folded Yoko
introduced "Draw a circle" and next John introduced "Fly" for which a step-ladder
was set up for willing participants to take turns to climb and then 'fly'
off from the top, one of whom fell off in a dramatic moment when the apparatus
collapsed! "Sweep piece" was performed by a couple of stage hands throughout
the entire show, they slowly swept the floor with brooms. "Question piece"
saw the audience fire questions to John, Yoko and Mekas, only to have a
question returned. Mekas then interviewed Yoko about her art and thoughts
about 'total communication', John was sitting on a chair timing this conversation
with a stop-watch, cutting lengths of string according to how long each
question and answer lasted. Mekas finally ended the sequence "I do not
have any more questions", Yoko replied "You don't have any more questions?
May I ask you a question?" and she then lay on the floor and went into
a primal scream, which John timed at "120". Yoko collected all of the pieces
of string that John had cut and put them into a glass jar whilst remembering
the conversation as she picked them out, she became quite upset about one
of the questions and sobbed like a young child. For "Promise piece" Yoko
broke a vase with a hammer and asked the audience come to the stage and
pick up each segment, promising that they would all return in 10 years
times and put the vase back together. The final piece was "Wrapping event"
for which John asked a few members of the audience to come to the stage
to help John and Mekas wrap Yoko with gauze. Underneath, Yoko was breathing
into a microphone before John and Mekas eventually carried her off the
stage whispering the credits.
Transmitted by: ORTF (France) Colour
08/Jan/1972 & 22/Jan/1972
Jean Francois Vallee visited John and Yoko at their Bank Street apartment
in Greenwich village to record this interview which was shown in two parts
on French TV the following month, Yippie radical Jerry Rubin was also there
to join in with the discussion which is largely buried beneath a French
translation, but John had a guitar to hand and, together with Yoko, they
ran through an early version of Bring On The Lucie (not recorded
until 1973) and an acoustic version of Yoko's 1970 b-side Why? (with
John and Rubin adding vocal contributions towards the end). Part One is
14:30 minutes colour, Part Two is 11:30 and only survives in black &
John Sinclair Freedom
Transmitted by: WTVS (USA) Colour
This concert was in aid of the White Panther founder and MC5 rock band
manager John Sinclair who had been jailed for ten years in July 1969 for
the possession of two marijuana joints. Organised by Jerry Rubin, the line-up
for the show included Stevie Wonder, Bob Seger, Phil Ochs, Commander Cody,
poet Allen Ginsburg, Chicago Eight members David Dellinger, Renne Davis
and Bobby Seale and, in his first live US performance since 1966, John
Lennon with Yoko Ono.
John and Yoko's appearance was brief, performing acoustic renditions
of Attica State, The Luck Of The Irish, Sisters O Sisters
John Sinclair (they were backed by Jerry Rubin, David Peel and the
Lower East Side, all four numbers were yet to be released). The event was
televised locally by Detroit television station WTVS. Sinclair was released
from prison 3 days later.
John Franklin Show
Transmitted by: ?????
Yoko apparently appeared on this TV show alone.
The David Frost
Transmitted by: ABC (USA)
Recorded in New York, John & Yoko appeared
backing David Peel singing The Ballad of New York before Peel's
group 'The Lower East side' backed Lennon running through Attica State,
Of The Irish (a shorter version), Sisters O Sisters (a Yoko
John Sinclair. Yoko was also interviewed by Frost on
her own and there was a film shown of John and Yoko meeting a native American
Indian Chief after they had become involved in a campaign to prevent the
building of a freeway through his tribe's reservation.
The Mike Douglas
Transmitted by: WBC (USA) Colour 14-18/Feb/1972
For one week during the middle of February 1972, John & Yoko could
be seen on TV every week-day between 4:30pm and 6pm co-hosting the Mike
Douglas show. The programmes had been recorded two weeks prior at the WBC
(Westinghouse Broadcasting Corporation) studios.
Show 1 - Recorded Monday January 31st
John & Yoko with the Elephants Memory perform It's
so hard and guests include Comedian Louis Nye, Attorney Ralph Nader
and the Chamber Brothers. Yoko begins the reconstruction of a broken cup.
Show 2 - Recorded Tuesday February 1st
A performance of Yoko's Midsummer New York, the
guests are US Surgeon Dr. Jesse Steinfield, Yippie Jerry Rubin, actress
Barbara Loden and folk duo Yellow Pearl.
Show 3 - Recorded Wednesday February 2nd
A John & Yoko performance of Sisters O Sisters
with John on acoustic guitar. John, Yoko, Chuck Berry and Elephant's
Memory perform Memphis and later, Johnny B. Goode. The Lennons,
Berry and Douglas take part in a cookery demonstration by the macrobiotic
food expert Hilary Redleaf. Other guests include Joseph Blatchford, the
head of Action Corps For Peace and David Rosenbloom, the musician, composer
and computer scientist.
Show 4 - Recorded Friday February 4th
John and Elephant's Memory perform Imagine.
Guests on the show include the actress/singer Vivien Reed, the comedy foursome
Ace Trucking Co., Black Panther Party president Bobby Seale, the student
body President Marsha Martin and a medical student Donald Williams.
Show 5 - Recorded Monday February 7th
Yoko concludes her china cup reconstruction. John &
Yoko take questions from the studio audience in a segment called "Everything
you've always wanted to know". John & Yoko perform an acoustic (self
censored) version of Luck Of The Irish. Guests include the comedian
George Carlin, biofeedback expert Dr. Gary E. Schwartz and the New York
appeals attorney Rena Uviller. The show ends with Yoko performing a Japanese
folk song and then Mike Douglas sings 'Thanks To John & Yoko ' for
being his co-hosts for the week.
Transmitted by: London Weekend Television
The subject of this special edition of the British TV series was "The
pursuit of happiness in Modern-day America". Just over 3 minutes of John
and Yoko footage was used which had originallly been recorded by French
TV for Pop 2, including a brief rendition of Attica State.
John: "Our job now is to tell them there is still
hope and we still have things to do and we must get out now and change
their heads and tell them it's OK. We can change! It isn't over just because
flower power didn't work. It's only the beginning. We're just in the inception
73'20.958" Für Einen Komponisten (Birdcage 73'20.958" For A Composer)
Transmitted: German TV Colour 23/Oct/1972
This was a German TV documentary on the avant-garde composer John Cage
which included a sequence of Cage chatting with John and Yoko in his New
York City apartment. They discuss different ways of singing but the footage
is interspersed with unrelated bits of film shot around the city.
Transmitted by: ABC (USA)
The American government deportation proceedings against John were brought
to an Immigration and Naturalization service hearing in New York on 18th
April 1972. Following the brief trial, John and Yoko were interviewed by
The same programme also covered the National Peace Coalition Rally
which John and Yoko attended 4 days later. Following a march through Times
Square to Duffy Square, John and Yoko addressed the crowd and led them
through a rendition of Give Peace A Chance backed by an unknown
group of musicians.
The Dick Cavett
Transmitted by: ABC (USA) Colour 11/May/1972
John & Yoko's final appearance on Dick Cavett's show which was,
by this time, facing the axe, but this particular transmission received
a good audience/press response - perhaps largely due to the controversy
surrounding the live performance of Woman Is The Nigger Of The World
which Cavett had insisted be shown despite the networks attempts to have
it cut, as a compromise he inserted a warning/explanation before the recording
was shown. Yoko's
We're All Water was also performed backed by Elephant's
memory. The interview touched upon the problems the Lennon's were having
with their custody battle for Kyoko and Yoko's campaign to raise money
for a children's hospital in Vietnam.
John and Yoko gave an interview to Irv Kupcinet in Chicago, talking
about the Kyoko custody case, John's battle to stay in the USA and why
he thinks they want to deport him, the controversy over the song Woman
is the Nigger of the World, explaining the Two Virgins cover
and the bed-in and bag events.
Transmitted by: NBC (USA)
John and Yoko gave a 22 minute interview to Pat Collins.
Transmitted by: WSNS (USA)
An interview conducted at Record Plant East in New York City by Chuck
Collins for a Chicago station. The surviving raw unedited tape runs for
Transmitted by: ABC (USA)
Geraldo Rivera interviewed John and Yoko in San Francisco for a special
edition of Eyewitness News on their continued quest to find and
gain custody of Yoko's daughter Kyoko. They were filmed in a car, on a
tram, braving the winds on Golden Gate bridge and in the Hotel Miyako where
they performed a medley of mostly Rock and Roll oldies accompanied by John's
Jerry Lewis Labor
Transmitted: as a broadcast syndication (USA)
A 20 hour annual charity event to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy
Association, starting at 7:30pm on Sunday 3rd September 1972. John, Yoko
& Elephants Memory appeared towards the end of the show and performed
Now Or Never and a reggae version of Give Peace A Chance.
1973 - 2010
item (USA) - Press conference announcing birth
of conceptual nation-Nutopia.
(USA) - Promoting Yoko's "AIU" album, broadcast
World (London Weekend) - 10 minute interview,
broadcast on the 8th.
Games TV Ad & Promo - John filmed with
News (USA) - Elliot Mintz interviews John
on a beach.
Douglas Show (USA) - Yoko performs "Angry
Report (USA) - Walkathon from Central Park,John
appears with Harry Nilsson.
& Bridges TV Ad - John and Ringo do the
of the Pops (BBC1) - date of filming for eventual
use as #9 Dream in 1975
Night Football (ABC USA) - John in crowd has
brief chat with host.
(NBC USA) - An interview for NBC's breakfast
Awards (USA) - John was a guest award presenter,
Yoko was in audience.
Old Grey Whistle Test (BBC2) - interview recorded
(two songs taped 8th April).
Jour Future (France) - Interview. Section
discussing 'Sex' never shown.
Tomorrow Show (USA) - John's last proper TV
interview (tx'd 29th April)
to Lew Grade (ATV) - John's last musical TV
performance(shown June 1975)
item (USA) - John finally gets Green card
to remain in the United States.
George (Manhattan Cable) - Roving reporter
finds Lennons in restaurant.
News (USA) - John, Yoko and Mick Jagger at
the Madison Square Gardens Circus.
(Japan)- Holiday Press conference possibly
(ABC USA) - John and Yoko in Central Park.
John's last TV appearance.
Night Football (ABC USA) - Presenter announces
news of John's death.
Ono: Then And Now (USA) - Rockumentary including
rare unseen footage.
& Yoko - A love story (USA) - Sickly 'Docudrama'
starring Mark McGann.
Journey in the life (BBC1) - 64 minute dramatization,
Bernard Hill plays John.
Ono: A life after John (BBC1) - 15 minute
South Bank Show(London Weekend Television)-
Christopher Bruce's Lennon ballet.
& Company (London Weekend Television) -
Yoko is a guest, broadcast on 17th.
The Making of a Bestseller (Channel Four)-
Goldman & his methods.
Lennon Scholarship Concert(ITV/C4) -
Held in Liverpool,Yoko&Sean help compere.
Tribute To John Lennon (USA)
- Highlights of above concert + new tributes.
O Zone (BBC2) - Yoko interview + archive footage.
to Face (BBC2) - 40 min intense interview
with Yoko by Jeremy Isaacs.
South Bank Show (London Weekend Television)-
Melvyn Bragg interviews Yoko.
Real John Lennon (Channel Four) - Very good
documentary for pre-Yoko period.
His Life - The John Lennon Story (NBC USA)
- Dramatisation of teens-1964.
Real Yoko Ono (Channel Four) - Shown earlier
in some other countries.
Together (USA) - New York Tribute concert,
just 3 weeks after "9/11".
Britons(BBC2) - Alan Davies presents Lennon's
case for greatest Briton.
Night with Jonathan Ross (BBC1) - Yoko is
guest for 17 minute interview.
"imagine IMAGINE" (BBC2) - thoughts &
opinions of the song "Imagine".
National Trust (BBC4) - Show 2 documented
the restoration of Menlove Avenue.
World News (BBC4)
- Yoko Ono interview.
South Bank Show (ITV1) - John Lennon's Jukebox.
& the '60s (BBC4)
- 3 part series, Yoko interviewed on shows 1&3 + John clips.
& British Pop(BBC2) - Part 1 included
Yoko interview + John clips.
(S4C Wales) -
An interesting documentary in Welsh.
Culture Show Uncut (BBC2) - Yoko exhibition
in Gateshead, interview/review.
Naked (BBC4) -
Drama starring Christopher Eccleston as John 1967-71.
Albums - JL/POB (BBC4) -
First UK screening of the 2008 DVD release.
Andrew Marr Show (BBC1) - 4 minute interview
(USA) - Documentary film incl ints with Yoko
and Elton John.
Source material for this article - Mark Lewisohn's "Beatles Chronicle",
Keith Badman's "Off The Record" & "After The Break Up", Pieper &
Path's "The Beatles Film & TV Chronicle 1961-1970" & "The Solo
Beatles Film & TV Chronicle 1971-1980", John C. Winn's "That Magic
Feeling", ITN, BBC Infax and various other bits and pieces.
Video captures courtesy of Bamiyan
. Thanks to Miki Hori for "Freetime".
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