Monday, June 20, 2016

NEW: John Lennon "A Salute To Sir Lew Grade" - 1DVD

John Lennon
A Salute To Sir Lew Grade
Publisher: MCP
Reference: MCP-011
Date: 1996

Video: NTSC 4:3, 720x480, 29.97 fps, 5731 Kbps
Audio: MPEG-2, 2 channels, 48 KHz, 384 Kbps

On 18 April, 1975, John Lennon made his last public appearance on the ATV/ITC TV special Salute to Sir Lew Grade. The television special was recorded in The Grand Ballroom of the New York Hilton Hotel. The event was a star-studded event to celebrate the career of Sir Lew Grade. John's appearance at this event, in which he performed live versions of Slippin and Slidin, Stand By Me and Imagine, was part of a settlement arising from a publishing dispute over material written by John and Yoko.
John's bandmates, known as "Etc.", were costumed in two-faced masks during the performance. The "two-faced" stunt, and the line "... don't want to be your fool no more" (from "Slippin' and Slidin") were seen as digs at Grade, who Lennon and McCartney had been in conflict with due to his previous control of The Beatles publishing concerns. Dick James had sold the publishing to Grade from under the group in 1969. During "Imagine" Lennon interjects the line "... and no immigration too...", a reference to his then-unresolved battle to remain in the United States.
Sir Lew later became Lord Grade. He passed away at 91 on December 13, 1998.

- Introduction
- Dave Allen
- Tom Jones
- Sir Lew Bio
- Peter Sellers
- John Lennon
- Julie Andrews
- Julie Andrews and Tom Jones
- Award presentation
- Curtain Call

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