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Plastic Ono Band is the collective name for a changing group of musicians created by John Lennon and Yoko Ono and the duo accompanied on some albums and during performances.

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Biography[Edit]Edit

After Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono in 1968 and 1969 the two experimental albums Two virgins and Life with the lions had recorded, they decided their further work under the name Plastic Ono Band to bring out. This group would exist from themselves, plus the musicians who accompanied them, whoever would be. That this could be everyone, they made clear with the ad "You are the Plastic Ono Band". They also emphasized In interviews that everyone was a member of the Plastic Ono Band.

The first single which appeared under the name Plastic Ono Band was Give peace a chance in 1969. This single was recorded on 1 June in room 1742 of the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal during their second Bed-In. On a question from a journalist Lennon replied: "All we are saying is give peace a chance". This rule inspired him to write a song about. A few days later, the song was recorded with all when guests present. In the choir include psychologist Timothy LearyPetula Clarksinger, comedianDick Gregory and to hear Rabbi Abraham Feinberg , in addition to all the journalists, staff and members of the Hare Krishna who at that time were in the hotel room. The messy recording was released as a single and became a huge hit all over the world. In the Netherlands the song even took out first place of the top 40. During the presentation of the single were John Lennon and Yoko Ono to the press itself is not present. The Plastic Ono Band was then presented as four hollow pillars of plexiglasswhere, among other things, a microphone, an amplifier and a tape recorder were responsible. The columns, the four members of The Beatles were for and an idea of Yoko Ono.

On september 13, was made the first concert of The Plastic Ono Band in Toronto. At that time, the band alongside John and Yoko from Klaus Voormann (ex-Manfred Mann), Alan White (ex-Alan Price Set) and Eric Clapton (ex-YardbirdsCream and Blind Faith). In almost the same line-up recorded the single " Cold turkey ; the only difference was that Ringo Starr played drums in place of Alan White. This single did not know to take the success of its predecessor. John Lennon sent on 25 november1969 are Royal honour back to Queen Elizabeth. In a note he gave three reasons: the British performance in the Nigerian civil war, the support for the Viet Nam war in theUnited States and the fact that Cold Turkey on the decline was in the chart.

The recordings were released after Cold Turkey followed, under names like John Lennon & the Plastic Ono Band or John & Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band. Although the musicians Klaus Voormann and Alan White nuns granted, often their cooperation to recordings of John and Yoko. The name Plastic Ono Band was then used until the album Mind games . The albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine , in contrast to the more experimental albums received critical acclaim and were commercial successes. The albums also supplied some classics as ImagineMotherJealous guy and Working class hero. In addition appeared still the singles Instant karma!Power to the people and the Christmas song Happy Xmas (War is over). Starting from John and Yoko brought their 1973 record from citing only their own names.

After John Lennon on december 8, 1980 was murdered, were posthumous hits the Plastic Ono Band- Imagine and Happy Xmas (War is over) re-released. The songInstant karma! was a hit again in 1992 , after it was used in a Nike's advertising . In addition the song Give peace a chance in a hit again in the 1991 version of the Peace Choir. This was a charity project by Yoko Ono, her then-15-year-old son Sean Lennon and Lenny Kravitz, following the Gulf war. On this single were Terence Trent D'Arbyamong other things also, Cyndi LauperLittle RichardLL Cool J and Dave Stewart to hear.

Occupation[Edit]Edit

The main members of The Plastic Ono Band were:

Discography[Edit]Edit

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See also the discography in the article John Lennon.

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band 11-12-1970 03-02-1971 1 (9wk) 26 with John Lennon
Shaved fish 24-10-1975 29-11-1975 3 20 with Lennon /

Compilation album

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Give peace a chance 04-07-1969 19-07-1969 1 (2 wk) 9 No. 1 in the Single Top 100
Cold turkey 24-10-1969 06-12-1969 39 2
Power to the people 1971 10-04-1971 7 6 with John Lennon /

No. 4 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive

Imagine 1971 06-11-1971 6 10 with John Lennon/

No. 5 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive

Woman is the nigger of the world 1972 21-10-1972 24 5 with John Lennon &

Elephant's Memory and The Invisible Strings / No. 21 in the Single Top 100

Happy Xmas (War is over) 1972 23-12-1972 6 7 with John & Yoko &

The Harlem Community Choir / No. 7 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive

Whatever gets you thru the night 1974 02-11-1974 25 4 as The Plastic Ono Nuclear Band/

with John Lennon/ No. 21 in the Single Top 100

Happy Xmas (War is over) 1980 03-01-1981 6 5 with John & Yoko &

The Harlem Community Choir/ No. 2 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive

Imagine 1981 07-02-1981 5 8 with John Lennon/

No. 5 in the Single Top 100

Imagine 1989 - with John Lennon/

No. 83 in the Single Top 100

Imagine 1999 - with John Lennon/

No. 56 in the Single Top 100

Happy Xmas (War is over) 2003 - with John & Yoko &

The Harlem Community Choir/ No. 78 in the Single Top 100

Working class hero 2007 - with John Lennon/

No. 98 in the Single Top 100

Imagine 2007 - with John Lennon/

No. 37 in the Single Top 100

Happy Xmas (War is over) 2008 - with John & Yoko &

The Harlem Community Choir/ No. 53 in the Single Top 100

Happy Xmas (War is over) 2009 - with John & Yoko &

The Harlem Community Choir/ No. 74 in the Single Top 100

Happy Xmas (War is over) 2010 - with John & Yoko &

The Harlem Community Choir/ No. 60 in the Single Top 100

Happy Xmas (War is over) 2011 - with John & Yoko &

The Harlem Community Choir/ No. 84 in the Single Top 100

Single (s) with chart positions

in the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Power to the people 1971 - with John Lennon/

No. 6 in the Radio 2 Top 30

Imagine 1971 - with John Lennon/

No. 9 in the Radio 2 Top 30

Woman is the nigger of the world 1972 - with John Lennon &

Elephant's Memory and The Invisible Strings/ No. 12 in the Radio 2 Top 30

Happy Xmas (War is over) 1973 - with John & Yoko &

The Harlem Community Choir/ No. 3 in the Radio 2 Top 30

Happy Xmas (War is over) 1981 - with John & Yoko &

The Harlem Community Choir/ No. 8 in the Radio 2 Top 30

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Give peace a chance 853 1603 1543 1467 1580 1699 - 1679 - 1971 - - - - -
Happy Xmas (War is over)

(with John & Yoko & The Harlem Community Choir)

412 589 1088 1082 1108 1304 1675 1663 1959 1526 1757 1509 1513 1639 1904
Imagine

(with John Lennon)

7 7 11 11 13 9 15 15 41 15 41 26 28 22 23
Working class hero

(with John Lennon)

563 547 559 624 638 596 557 486 700 572 683 600 621 625 659

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