John Lennon 1971

December 1971

Title: WCBS News
Type: TV News
Filming Location: Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Ballroom, New York
Filming Date: December 15th 1971
Broadcast Date: December 15th 1971
Country Of Broadcast: USA
Duration: 00:02 Seconds (Reuters)
Quality: B+
Source: UNBOOTLEGGED
Other Sources:
Notes: John & Yoko were invited to the official luncheon for Sithu U Thant, the retiring secretary-general of the United Nations.
John was asked to perform and so borrowed a guitar and performed his song "Imagine".
Cameras from the local New York WCBS news were there and filmed the performance and managed a brief interview with John which was shown on that nights news broadcast.
Reuters were also on hand and filmed the occasion including a whole 2 seconds of John & Yoko at the luncheon (sadly they didn`t include any of John`s performance).
The WCBS footage is currently not available but does still exist in the WCBS archives.
The Reuters colour footage is in the hands of collectors but hasn`t been bootlegged.

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