Sunday, June 16, 2024

Today is the 50th Anniversary of John Lennon’s “Instant Karma,” and The Beginning of the End for the Beatles


Today is the 50th anniversary of John Lennon’s “Instant Karma.” It was “ritten, recorded, and remixed” on January 27, 1970. It was also the beginning of the end for the Beatles. Paul McCartney was recording his first solo album, “McCartney” at the same time. It was released in April. “Let it Be” was released on May 8, 1970. And that was it. A 50th anniversary edition of “Let it Be” and the reconstituted movie, which no one has seen in five decades, are coming in May, presumably, as well as Peter Jackson’s documentary about the making of “Let it Be.” But first, Happy Anniverary, John.




Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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