John Lennon 1971

May 1971

Title: "Imagine" Filming - Claudio Visits
Type: TV Special
Filming Location: Tittenhurst Park, Ascot, England
Filming Date: May 26th 1971
Broadcast Date: October 1988
Country Of Broadcast: UK
Duration: 04:30 Minutes
Quality: B
Source: Above Us Only Sky (2018) 4:15
Other Sources: Gimme Some Truth (April 2000) 2:02; Imagine:John Lennon (1988) 1:58
Notes: This day marked the beginning of filming for John & Yoko`s TV special called "Imagine" which was eventually broadcast in America in December 1972.
The filming lasted from late May to mid September. Two days of recording sessions had already taken place.
Today, as the camera crew were setting up their equipment, Claudio, an ex-American soldier who had recently served in the Vietnam War turned up at Tittenhurst Park.
The film crew managed to hastily film the entire meeting between him and John & Yoko.
Some of this footage was first used in the "Imagine: John Lennon" documentary in 1988 with the most footage being used in the 2018 doco "Above Us Only Sky".

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