|UK Release Date||12 December 1969|
|UK Catalogue Number||Apple CORE 2001|
|Weeks On UK Chart (to date)||Failed to chart|
|Peak UK Chart Position||–|
|Lowest Matrix Numbers||CORE 2001 A 1U / CORE 2001 B 1U|
Recorded on 13 September 1969 and released on 12 December 1969 this live recording, the first released by any Beatle, either seperately or together, failed to make the UK charts though did peak at number 10 in the US. It’s credited to the Plastic Ono Band who, on this occasion, consisted of John, Yoko, Klaus Voormann, Eric Clapton and Andy White.
John agreed to play this gig at very short notice so, with only a couple of rehearsals behind them, one of those being on the flight over from the UK, the band kept it simple, playing Blue Suede Shoes, Money, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Yer Blues, Cold Turkey and Give Peace A Chance which are on side one of the LP. This was followed by the band supporting Yoko doing what Yoko did best(?) which takes up side two of the LP.
The pictures below are of my copy which has the matrix numbers CORE 2001 A-2U and CORE 2001 B-1U and mothers/stampers 1L and 3P. The fully laminated sleeve is in excellent condition, just some very minor ringwear and the odd small crease, whilst the record itself is also excellent. Side one has the odd feint tick and the odd spot of crackle whilst side two, unplayed since I bought the album around 35 years ago, also appears to be in excellent shape. It comes with a white EMI inner. The very first copies of this album came with a thirteen month calendar containing photos, songs and poems.
Estimated Value : £10