Beatles By Day

Long time ago when we was fab

Live: Madison Square Garden

On August 30th 1972, John Lennon played a benefit concert at Madison Square Garden. He organised the event with Geraldo Revira with proceeds going to pupils of Willowbrook School in New York City, a state-run school for children with mental disabilities.

Paul McCartney was invited to play at the event but he declined to take part; suggesting the wounds of the Beatles' bitter breakup were still fresh.

Tickets for the concert cost between $5 and $10 and there were two shows played on the day. The live album wasn't released until February 10th, 1986; over 5 years after John Lennon's murder.

Track list

Side one

  1. "New York City" – 2:56
  2. "It's So Hard" – 3:18
  3. "Woman Is the Nigger of the World" (Lennon, Yoko Ono) – 5:30
  4. "Well Well Well" – 3:51
  5. "Instant Karma!" – 3:40

Side two

  1. "Mother" – 5:00
  2. "Come Together" (Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 4:21
  3. "Imagine" – 3:17
  4. "Cold Turkey" – 5:29
  5. "Hound Dog" (Leiber/Stoller) – 3:09
  6. "Give Peace a Chance" – 1:00

Personnel

  • Wayne 'Tex' Gabriel – lead guitar
  • Gary Van Scyoc – bass guitar
  • John Ward – bass guitar
  • Stan Bronstein – saxophone
  • Adam Ippolito – keyboards
  • Richard Frank Jr. – drums
John Lennon at Madison Square Garden, August 30th, 1972.

John Lennon at Madison Square Garden, August 30th, 1972.

John Lennon at Madison Square Garden, August 30th, 1972. 

John Lennon at Madison Square Garden, August 30th, 1972. 

 John Lennon at Madison Square Garden, August 30th, 1972. 

 John Lennon at Madison Square Garden, August 30th, 1972. 

John Lennon at Madison Square Garden, August 30th, 1972.

John Lennon at Madison Square Garden, August 30th, 1972.

John Lennon at Madison Square Garden, August 30th, 1972.

John Lennon at Madison Square Garden, August 30th, 1972.

John Lennon at Madison Square Garden, August 30th, 1972.

John Lennon at Madison Square Garden, August 30th, 1972.

John Lennon at Madison Square Garden, August 30th, 1972.

John Lennon at Madison Square Garden, August 30th, 1972.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono at Madison Square Garden, August 30th, 1972.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono at Madison Square Garden, August 30th, 1972.