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Significant Post 1980 Promo Videos

Title: Walking On Thin Ice
Type: Promo Video
Filming Location: The Dakota, Central Park, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, USA
Filming Date: April 12th; Oct 10th; Nov 26th, 1980 & Mid January 1981
Broadcast Date: February 4th, 1981
Country Of Broadcast: USA
Duration: 05:48 Minutes
Quality: A-
Source: "Walking on Thin Ice" (Promo) (1981)
Other Sources: "Lennon - The 1980 Video Collection" (HMC)
Notes: The last song that John ever worked on in the studio was Yoko`s "Walking on Thin Ice" which they completed on the night he died.
Yoko decided to release the song as a single (released in America Feb 4, 1981) which had been John`s intention as part of an EP of Yoko songs called "Yoko Only".
Yoko decided to make a promo video for the single using previously unseen "bedroom footage" filmed on Nov 26, 1980
with John at Sperone Westwater Gallery in New York as well as new footage of Yoko in Central Park, at The Dakota and walking along
New York streets plus the first ever shown footage from the home movies taken at John & Sean`s birthday party on Oct 10 1980
and of John & Yoko enjoying the sunshine at their Cold Spring Harbor home next to the lake on April 12, 1980.
This home movie footage is of the best quality because it was used from the original tapes before Fred Seaman stole all of the footage.
A new video made for a orchestral remix of the song by Danny Tenaglia was released on Feb 18, 2016 - Yoko’s 83rd birthday.
This new video promo used previously unseen outtake footage of Yoko taken at the
Dakota and on a New York Street that was filmed in Jan 1981 for the original promo.
The quality of this footage is stunning.

Title: Nobody Told Me
Type: Promo Video
Filming Location: London, England; Canada & New York, USA
Filming Date: 1968; 1969; 1971; 1979 & 1980
Broadcast Date: January 6th, 1984 (US); Jan 9th (UK)
Country Of Broadcast: USA
Duration: 03:40 Minutes
Quality: A-
Source: "Nobody Told Me" (Promo) (1984) & "Lennon Legend" (DVD) (2003)
Other Sources: "Lennon - The 1980 Video Collection" (HMC)
Notes: The first single released from the new John & Yoko album "Milk and Honey" was "Nobody Told Me" released on Jan 6, 1984 in America.
Yoko put together a promo video that contained previously seen footage from 1968 & 1969 plus scenes from the 1971 "Imagine" doco.
She concluded the promo with previously unseen 1979 & 1980 home movies of John, Yoko & Sean.
When this video was included on the "Lennon Legend" DVD in 2003 it was faded early which removed the final "lunch" and "sailing" home movie footage.
All of the rest of the video was the same as the original 1984 version.

Title: Borrowed Time
Type: Promo Video
Filming Location: London, England & New York, USA
Filming Date: 1968 - 1972; 1978 & 1980
Broadcast Date: March 9th, 1984 (UK); May 11th (US)
Country Of Broadcast: USA
Duration: 04:32 Minutes
Quality: A-
Source: "Borrowed Time" (Promo) (1984) & "Lennon Legend" (DVD) (2003)
Other Sources: "Lennon - The 1980 Video Collection" (HMC)
Notes: The second single released from the new John & Yoko album "Milk and Honey" was "Nobody Told Me" released on March 9, 1984 in the UK and on May 11, 1984 in the US.
Yoko once again put together a promo video that contained previously seen footage from 1968 through 1972.
Scattered throughout was more home movie footage of Sean from 1978 plus more of John & Sean`s
birthday party from Oct 1980 and just over a minutes worth of more John & Yoko "bedroom scene" footage from Nov 1980.
When this video was included on the "Lennon Legend" DVD in 2003 it removed the Sean 1978 footage and replaced it with 1978 footage of John and Sean on a beach.
It also removed a brief home movie of Yoko as a child in Japan and some One to One concert photos and 1980 family photos.

Title: I`m Steppin Out
Type: Promo Video
Filming Location: London, England; Canada & New York, USA
Filming Date: 1968; 1969; 1971; 1979 & 1980
Broadcast Date: March 19th, 1984 (US); July 15th (UK)
Country Of Broadcast: USA
Duration: 04:01 Minutes
Quality: A-
Source: "I`m Steppin Out" (Promo) (1984) & "Lennon Legend" (DVD) (2003)
Other Sources: "Lennon - The 1980 Video Collection" (HMC)
Notes: The third and final single released from the new John & Yoko album "Milk and Honey" was
"I`m Steppin’ Out" released on March 19, 1984 in the US and on July 15, 1984 in the UK.
Yoko once more put together a promo video that contained previously seen footage from 1968 through 1972.
Scattered throughout was more home movie footage of John & Yoko outside at a table overlooking a lake at Cold Spring Harbor in April 1980;
Excerpts of John singing "Dear Yoko" in April 1980 and some stunning colour footage of John & Elephants Memory rehearsing for the One to One concert in August 1972.
The video concludes with another unseen home movie from Cold Spring Harbour of John, Yoko and Sean, naked, walking down to the lake`s edge.
When this video was included on the "Lennon Legend" DVD in 2003 it removed a few previously seen items
and replaced them with scenes from the "Imagine" film from 1971 and some 1978 home movie
footage of John carrying Sean on his back; John making bread and John & Sean in Central Park on a see-saw.

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