John Lennon 1973, YouTube

Aside from his death, 1973 was a pretty rough year for John Lennon as he was separated from Yoko Ono, the U.S. Government was trying to deport him and the stress of putting separation between his work on 'Mind Games' and his previous release ' Some Time in New York City.'

'Mind Games' LP, Wikipedia

John's live-in companion at the time May Pang, said, "He realized he couldn't change a lot of things."

John's album 'Some Time in New York City' was so politically driven he received so many negative reviews it was hard for him to handle it, he basically went into hiding. A year later the album 'Mind Games' was born.

John Lennon 1980, YouTube




Original LP Track List:

  1. "Mind Games"
  2. "Tight A$"
  3. "Aisumasen (I'm Sorry)"
  4. "One Day (At A Time)"
  5. "Bring On the Lucie (Freeda people)"
  6. "Nutopian International Anthem"

Side 2

  1. "Intuition"
  2. "Out The Blue"
  3. "Only People"
  4. "I Know (I Know)"
  5. "You Are Here"
  6. "Meat City"

Released in both U.S. and U.K. October 29th, 1973 and charted at #9 (U.S.) and #13 (U.K.)

John passed away December 9th, 1980, R.I.P. John we miss you!

Happy 40th anniversary as we revisit 1973 with some great landmark classic rock releases.

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John Lennon singing, "Mind Games":