McCartney/John Lennon-Plastic Ono Band
It has been 50 years since Paul McCartney and John Lennon ended their collaboration as the world’s greatest song writing team and released their first solo lps. This weekend, The Rewind will celebrate with a Beatles Weekend and On The Turntable will feature McCartney and John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.
McCartney is the debut solo album by Paul McCartney, released this very weekend in 1970. The album was recorded in secrecy, recorded at his home studio. Paul, with occasional contributions from Linda, performed the entire album himself utilizing four track overdubs …. The album was credited as the breakup of the Beatles.
McCartney was widely criticised for being under-produced and for its unfinished songs … and that is exactly what endeared me to the lp … I loved it’s simplicity … That Would Be Something, Oo You and Momma Miss America are favorites of mine… and it delivered one of Paul’s biggest songs … Maybe I’m Amazed …. Best Ever Albums Dot Com considers McCartney the 47th best lp of 1970 and the 380th of the 1970’s … and it was one of two post Beatles lps featured in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
Notable Tracks – ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’ ‘Every Night’ ‘Oo You’ ‘Momma Miss America’
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
This is one of my favorite lps … John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band is the debut solo album by John Lennon. I have owned this lp in every possible format since the day it was released. It was released in December 1970. The album peaked at number eight on the UK Albums Chart and at number six on the US Billboard 200. It was the third of the first Beatles solo albums, following McCartney’s in April and Harrison’s in November. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band came to be generally regarded as one of Lennon’s finest solo albums.
I found this album to be more personal and deeper than anything John did as a Beatle … The critics loved this lp … John Lennon has been my favorite vocalist since 1965 … and this lp showcased his abilities … Best Ever Albums Dot Com considers John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band as the 4th best lp of 1970 and the 35th best of the 1970’s. Rolling Stone Magazine listed the lp at number 22 on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time… Digital Dream Door Dot Com also ranked the lp their #4 lp of 1970.
Notable Tracks – ‘Mother’ “Well, Well, Well’ “Working Class Hero’ ‘God’