Listen to a rare recording of John Lennon talking about The Beatles’ breakup - The Strut

Listen to a rare recording of John Lennon talking about The Beatles’ breakup

The Smith Tapes is a kickstarter that is looking to release a collection of rare music interviews by Howard Smith:

Between 1969–1972, Howard Smith recorded interviews with scores of rock stars and cultural icons. As a Village Voice columnist and radio personality on WPLJ FM, Smith sat down for revealing, personal conversations with Eric Clapton, Andy Warhol, Jim Morrison, Buckminster Fuller, Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia and Hugh Hefner, to name just a few. He interviewed John Lennon and Yoko Ono no less than five times, and called in live dispatches from his Winnebago parked stage-side at Woodstock. Smith was at the center of culture during an era of extraordinary transformation.

Check out a video on the project and as well as a clip from Smith’s rare interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono on the breakup of The Beatles:


  1. Brandt Hardin

    November 20, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Imagine an entire world living in peace… John saw the beauty and inherent good in humanity. I tried to do his legacy justice and channel his world-embracing and loving energy this week with a tribute portrait inspired by his music and his passion for changing the world. You can see this new work of art in memoriam on my artist’s blog at along with some pictures showing how I created it. See John holding the Universe in his hand and spreading his message. When you stop by, let me know how his words and music have affected your life and creativity!

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