John Lennon 1968

December 1968

Title: The Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus
Type: TV Special
Filming Location: Intertel Studios, Wembley, London, England
Filming Date: December 11th 1968
Broadcast Date: October 1996 (Home Video); October 2004 (DVD)
Country Of Broadcast: UK
Duration: 66:00 Minutes
Quality: A
Source: "The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus" (DVD 2004)
Other Sources: The Beatles - 1969 Vol 5 Lords Of Madness (FAB Productions 2018)
Notes: John & Yoko participated in a planned Rolling Stones TV special called "The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus".
Apart from a "sketch" with Mick Jagger and introductions for both John`s and the Stones segments, John`s main contribution was as the lead singer/guitarist of "The Dirty Mac" a specially put together band just for this occasion. The band consisted of John, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Mitch Mitchell, Ivry Gitlis (on violin) and Yoko.
They performed an excellent version of John`s "Yer Blues". The TV special however was never broadcast and gathered dust, unfinished, for almost 30 years before it was found, re-edited then released on video (and later on DVD) in beautiful quality.
The DVD also includes a jam session with Yoko and "The Dirty Mac" which they labelled "A Whole Lotta Yoko".
John`s special introduction for the Stones segment was filmed on Jan 21 1969.