Friday, December 19, 2008

The Ballad Of John And Joko/Old Brown Shoe

The Ballad Of John And Yoko which reached #8 and Old Brown Shoe (did not chart) was released on June 4, 1969.


This was released less than a month after Get Back came out, and part of the reason it did so badly (it only reached number eight) was because Get Back was still riding high at number one. There was also the predictable outcry over the usage of the word Christ in the chorus, coming so soon as it did after John’s Jesus comment. Apple came under considerable pressure to bleep it out, but steadfastly refused. Various radio stations up and down the country then banned it, or resorted to playing the B-side instead, denting sales.

The Ballad Of John And Joko

Old Brown Shoe

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