Additional information about this, Plastic Ono Band vinyl art.
The Artist/s – Plastic Ono Band
The Plastic Ono Band was a rock band formed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969 for their collaborative and solo projects. Lennon and Ono began a personal and artistic relationship in 1968, collaborating on several experimental releases. Following their marriage in 1969, they decided their future endeavours would be credited to a conceptual and collaborative vehicle, Plastic Ono Band. The band featured a rotating lineup of musicians including Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann, Alan White, Billy Preston, Jim Keltner, Keith Moon, Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, and Lennon’s former Beatles bandmates George Harrison and Ringo Starr. After the Lennons’ move to New York, they collaborated with Elephant’s Memory under the moniker of the “Plastic Ono Elephant’s Memory Band”. Lennon’s collaborations continued under similar names, until the winding down of the concept in 1974.
Cold Turkey – The Song
‘Cold Turkey‘ is a song written by English singer-songwriter John Lennon, released as a single in 1969 by the Plastic Ono Band on Apple Records, It is the second solo single issued by Lennon, and it peaked at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart. The song’s first appearance on an album was Live Peace in Toronto 1969 where the song had been performed live on 13 September 1969 with Lennon reading the lyrics off a clip-board. There is some speculation as to the songs real meaning. Some say it was about a severe case of food poisoning suffered by John and Yoko after eating Christmas leftovers “cold turkey”. While others believe it was written in a “creative outburst” following Lennon and Yoko Ono going “cold turkey” from their brief heroin addictions.
The Cold Turkey – The Shape
This record is modelled into the silhouette of a cold turkey. “Cold turkey” is an expression that can refer to the abrupt cessation of a substance dependence and the resulting unpleasant experience, as opposed to gradually easing the process through reduction over time or by using replacement medication.
The turkey is a large bird in the genus Meleagris, which is native to the Americas. The genus has two extant species: the wild turkey of eastern and central North America and the ocellated turkey of the Yucatán Peninsula. Males of both turkey species have a distinctive fleshy wattle or protuberance that hangs from the top of the beak (called a snood). They are among the largest birds in their ranges. Compared to wild turkeys, domestic turkeys are selectively bred to grow larger in size for their meat. In the UK and the USA, turkey is often eaten on special occasions such as at Thanksgiving or Christmas.
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