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"John Lennon sang how "freaks on the phone won't leave me alone", explaining in Lennon Remembers (Penguin 1971, p. 96) how he was "sick of all these aggressive hippies or whatever they are, the Now Generation...demanding my attention as if I owed them something...under a delusion of awareness by having long hair and that's what I'm sick of"."--Sholem Stein

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John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band is the debut solo studio album by English musician John Lennon released on Apple Records in December 1970, issued on the same day as the similarly titled album by his wife, Yoko Ono. Backed by the Plastic Ono Band, it appeared after his recording three experimental releases with Ono and a live album from the 1969 version of the Plastic Ono Band. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band peaked at number eight on the UK Albums Chart and at number six on the US Billboard 200.

Co-produced by Lennon, Ono and Phil Spector, the album contains a largely raw production sound with songs heavily influenced by Lennon's recent primal scream therapy. Its lyrics reflect Lennon's personal issues and includes themes of child-parent abandonment and psychological suffering. The tracks were recorded in September and October 1970 at Abbey Road Studios in London, simultaneously with Ono's similarly titled solo album.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band is widely regarded as one of Lennon's best solo albums. In 1987, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it fourth in its list "The 100 Best Albums of the Last Twenty Years" and in 2012, ranked it number 23 in their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. It was voted number 244 in Colin Larkin All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000).



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