Remember (John Lennon song)


Remember (John Lennon song)

Song infobox
Name = Remember


Artist = John Lennon
Album = John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
Released = 1970
track_no = 6
Recorded = October - November 1970
Genre = Rock
Length = 4:36
Writer = John Lennon
Label = Apple/EMI
Producer = John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Phil Spector
prev = Isolation
prev_no = 5
next = Love
next_no = 7
"Remember" is a 1970 song appearing on John Lennon's first official solo album release, "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band".

The song was influenced by Lennon's Primal Therapy sessions with Dr. Arthur Janov, and the lyrics reflect things typically remembered in therapy. The memories described are unpleasant ones, of conflict with family, authority and peers. Lennon employs his wit, mentioning how "the hero was never hung, always got away", and parents "wishin' for movie stardom, always playin' a part," instead of being honest and open.

At the end of the song, Lennon sings an excerpt from the poem "Remember, Remember, The Fifth of November", then an explosion is heard. This is a reference to Guy Fawkes Night, a holiday in Britain celebrated with fireworks. In an interview with Jann Wenner, Lennon said this was part of a lengthy ad-lib and that he later decided this line ought to be the culmination of the song. [ [http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/16313366/john_lennon_the_rolling_stone_interview John Lennon: The Rolling Stone Interview : Rolling Stone ] ] .

Personnel

The musicians who performed on the original recording were as follows:cite book |first=John |last=Blaney |title=John Lennon: Listen To This Book |year=2005 |pages=60| publisher=Biddles Ltd. |location=Guildford, Great Britain |isbn=0-9544528-1-X]
*John Lennon - vocals, piano
*Ringo Starr - drums
*Klaus Voormann - bass

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