When Legends Gather #21:
The April Fool's Edition

John Lennon, Keith Moon, Paul and Linda McCartney (April 1, 1974)

I'd never seen this photo before, of the McCartneys and Moon visiting Lennon at his rented Santa Monica beach house in 1974. This is reported to be the last known photo of Lennon and McCartney together, although they would meet again on occasion in the years before Lennon's death. (And no, it's not a fake...it's just something that happened 21 years ago today.)


Tom Sutpen said...

Hey Stephen, have you ever heard the tape from the recording session that McCartney participated in (on drums) with Lennon, Moon, Nilsson and (??) Stevie Wonder around this time?

No, this ain't no April Fools' Day thing, either. I actually have this recording. About 30 minutes of pure musical chaos, in reverb, where a bunch of drunk, stoned and possibly worse musicians attempt to negotiate their way through some very simple old Rock and Roll songs.

swac said...

I've heard of it...but never heard it. This picture was taken the day after a "Sunday night jam session" which is probably what you have on that inebriated plate of musical hash. It must have come out some time after I gave up on buying bootlegs (after hours and hours of rambling Let It Be outtakes...and finally getting a decent copy of Smile).

MichaelRyerson said...

That would be thirty-one years ago, not 21. I'm just sayin. Still a cool picture.