Posts tagged ‘Plastic Ono Band’

May 26, 2012

What’s the New Mary Jane

Image“What’s the New Mary Jane” was an avant garde song written by John Lennon and recorded by The Beatles during the sessions for the White Album. The song features much experimentation, with vocals by Lennon and music by George Harrison and Yoko Ono. After being left off the album, Lennon planned to release it as a single by The Plastic Ono Band, but this plan was eventually scrapped.

A recorded version was finally released on The Beatles Anthology 3. Listen to “What’s the New Mary Jane” after the jump!

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December 28, 2010

Cold Turkey

John Lennon wrote “Cold Turkey” when attempting to kick his then-current addiction to heroin. The song was presented to The Beatles as a potential new single during the Abbey Road sessions. It was rejected and subsequently released by Lennon and his Plastic Ono Band as a single in 1969.