27 Dec PLASTIC 0N0 BOWS TORONTO SET
John and Yoko Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band will release their first album this week on the Apple label. The LP, “The Plastic Ono Band — Live Peace in Toronto 1969“ features live tracks recorded at the Toronto Rock V Roll Revival earlier this year. The revival touched off a series of similar events throughout the United States and has heightened interest in many of the old rock V roll greats. The Plastic Ono was formed in Toronto at the time of the revival and includes the blues guitar of Eric Clapton.
Cuts include “Blue Suede Shoes”, “Money”, “Give Peace a Chance” and “Cold Turkey” which has been somewhat of a disappointment for the Plastic Ono with its failure on the charts. The Lennon’s plan to be in Toronto this week to launch a campaign of “peace persuasion”. In Toronto; billboards, posters, newspaper ads and handbills form part of the campaign for peace.
The Lennons will not perform while in Toronto, but are expected to announce plans for a massive peace festival to be held next year.