Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Hey - What about 45 RPM's?

It is time to talk about 45 RPM records. Most of the 45's I have were "toss-in's" at garage sales. This is a very intersting site: I think the John Lennon + the Plastic Ono Band 45, with paper cover, is rare. The one in front is George Harrison's My Sweet Lord, with the B side of Isn't it a Pity. Those were played by an all-star band at the Concert for George a few years ago at Royal Albert Hall. The one on the left is the 1973 B side of Band on the Run, by Paul McCartney & Wings. Get this - the Lennon record, Power to the People was co-produced by Phil Spector. The Plastic Ono Band, a quasi super group, was made up of John and Yoko of couse, (and it was formed in 1969, before the The Beatles broke up!), plus Eric Clapton, two other Beatles (George and "Uncle Ringo" - as Dhani Harrison refers to him!), bass player Klaus Voorman, future Yes drummer Alan White, members of Delaney and Bonnie (more on them in another post), Keith Moon, the late great Billy Preston, Nicky Hopkins, Phil Spector, and another drummer Jim Keltner.

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