John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band – Live in Toronto ’69


  • When Lennon (and Yoko) heard that we were going to film a Rock & Roll concert in Toronto, they decided to show up. And how they showed up was surprisingly personal. Yoko hiding under a sheet shouting out a wordless flow of outcries and John, a little drugged, singing Cold Turkey and daring the audience not to adore his new partner. They finished their set with “Give Peace a Chance,” and, adjusting their amps to full feedback volume, the Plastic Ono band with Eric Clapton and Klaus Voorman disappeared leaving a speechless audience, the roar of a DC3 ready to take off, and scraps of paper blowing about the stage — an incredible end of the Beatles.

    D A Pennebaker