I’ve always wondered about these photo’s, if they were taken on the same night, after he had removed, or before John had put on his red, stage suit. Datey, Chip, Scott?.
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April 18, 1975: Hilton Hotel, New York City. John appeared at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences “Salute to Sir Lew Grade – The Master Showman”.
Now I know what look Bono has been going for.
All that costume strangeness…
and NO effigy of Sir Lew
I don’t think the pictures were from the same night. John wore a lighter beige one, after he changed from the red jumpsuit, as seen at the end of the evening’s festivities on stage with the rest of the entertainers.
I remember seeing the footage of this years and years ago , all the backup musicians had faces on the back of their heads and I always wondered if this was inside swipe at Sir Lew Grade, with the musicians having the masks on they were two faced and I always wondered if John was trying to send a message to Sir Lew. Didn’t John always feel betrayed by Sir Lew over the Lennon/McCartney copyrights ??
As someone who’s not seen that red jacket before, I wonder if it wasn’t the basis for the idea behind Michael Jackson’s Beat It jacket?
Sandie, It was not a red jacket. John was wearing a red jumpsuit.
Yeah, a bit of a fashion fail for the usually flawless Mr. Lennon.
I always thought that the band wearing those masks meant “Two-faced”. John’s statement about Sir Lew and John doing that gig. Comments?
Thank you Nick!(again)
Bring on the effigy…
I think Sir Lew was second only to Her Majesty on Beatle wealth…
Maybe there was some kind of Loyalty to The City Of London…which sits inside the city of London…
I think John used the event to kill two or three birds with one stone…
1. Give the bird to Sir Lew by calling his band, BOMF (Band of Mother F*@^&$) & having them weari masks backwards (two-faced).
2. Promote his ROCK ‘N’ ROLL album by playing “Slippin’ and Slidin’” and “Stand By Me.”
3. Promote his SHAVED FISH hits album by playing “Imagine” which was released as the single in the UK in 1975.
Here’s the show… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT6tm5BSY1M
Correction to my earlier post about John changing from the red jumpsuit to a lighter beige suit. John wore a blue shirt, scarf, cap with white trousers as seen at the end of the show. He should’ve just gone on with this instead of that red jumpsuit.
Do you have a link where i can see John on stage at the end of the concert?, youtube?
Tammy, click the link I posted above. At the end, when the credits are rolling, John strolls back on stage, takes a bow & disappears in the background. Pay attention because its real quick.
John was looking good there at the end of that clip! Why on earth are they singing a song from Oliver? I guess that is just typical 1970′s cheesy television. The outfit he is wearing in the photo with Yoko appears to be the same one from the end of the program.
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