What is draped around Yoko’s neck, a Western Samoan prairie rat!?.

5 Responses to “What is draped around Yoko’s neck, a Western Samoan prairie rat!?.”

  1. Hitachi says:

    No Tammy, I’m sure that Western Samoan Prairie Rats have black fur only. This, very rare, Albino Prairie Rat is only found in Papua New Guinea. It is however a close relative to the Paraguayian Albino 3 Toed Sloth as I’m sure you noticed. I have it on good authority that Yoko picked up this rarity on their way home from Japan in early 1971 when they stopped off in Bali for a very brief nightclub tour. Needless to say Yoko fell instantly in love with the little varmint and couldn’t wait to show it off to all her friends back in New York. However it took 10 months in quarantine before authorities allowed Yoko to house train it. BTW John then named it “Lucille Freda Peeples” 😉

  2. Mmm, you could be right, especially as you mentioned John and Yoko’s Bali stopover. Not many people know Yoko’s first solo concerts weren’t actually in Japan in 1974, but were in Bali at a small nightclub called the ‘Kuta cooter’.

    I considered it may also have come from Yoko’s infamous 1966 work, “Rat piece for solo orchestra – capture one rat, bleach it, drape around your neck for one month, or until it eats your collar”.

  3. Kwai Chang says:

    ERmagINE that!

  4. Kwai Chang says:

    Errrr…ERMagINE, that!
    (Well, it ain’t honey badger…that’s for sure!)

  5. derek says:

    The rat looks at peace anyway.
    It’s War Is Over for the rat.

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