Just watched a December 1980 edition of Top Of The Pops (old British TV chart show). It was just after John was killed and as a tribute they played his performance of Imagine from A Salute To Sir Lew Grade. His three song set also included Slippin' and Sliding and Stand By Me - although these weren't showed on Top Of The Pops.
My question is, why is this a forgotten performance given there isn't much live Lennon material out there? It's a pretty good version of Imagine. Arguably better than the Live In New York City version. I can't remember if I've ever seen Slipping and Slidding/Stand By Me. Has anyone else seen them? Any good?
Anyway, just throwing it out there for some insight.
I saw that clip and was going to bring that up (mind Like a sieve) I was struck by the audience all in dickie bows and diamonds and very un rock n roll like. What year was the original gig from was it from ITV. I thought Lennon's voice was rather good as well.
After reading the article my eyebrows are in the raised position. The band were great as well by the way.
Ha Ha! The band where great. They would have made a really good backing band for John if he went on tour. Apparently it contained Mark Rivera who later played in Ringo's All Starr Band and Vinny Appice who went on to play with Black Sabbath and, I think, Dio.