The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 18, 1969

Today John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded a message to be broadcast on Japanese radio. The recording took place at the home of musician Ronnie Hawkins in Ontario. It began with a few words in Japanese, before a version of Give Peace A Chance. Lasting about a minute, it ends with Lennon repeatedly bantering “moshi moshi” in mock Japanese. Much of the remainder of the 10-minute recording is of Ono speaking in Japanese, with Lennon in the background playing an acoustic guitar.

You could hear versions of Sun King, Dear Prudence and Make Love Not War, which later became Mind Games.

Ono speaks of her plans for the peace movement and accompanying music festival. She mentions her recent holidays with Lennon in India and Italy, and says she would like to return to Japan in 1970.

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