Growing up in the 1960's and 1970's I heard a lot of great music. I've been a Beatles fan since 1973 and Klaatu fan since 1977.
Sean Lennon was born on October 9, 1975. John had decided to give up the music business and spend the first few years of Sean's life simply being around him and raising him.
Had The Beatles stayed together, we don't know if John would have done this or not. My personal opinion is that he would have. John's father was not around much when he was growing up and John was not around much when Julian was growing up. I think John looked at this as an opportunity to make up for the mistakes he made with Julian so my opinion is that John would have taken time off to be with Sean. John no longer had to work for fame or fortune as he had both.
Because of John taking time to be with Sean, I think 1975 would have probably been The Beatles last album of the decade.
John Lennon released one album in 1975, Rock'n'Roll which covered many of the songs that inspired him to become a rock star. This album peaked at #6 in the U.S. and Lennon's cover of Stand By Me made it to #20 on the singles charts.
The negative about this album, at least for the purposes of this article, is that there was not any original John Lennon material on it.
With no new material by John, I have to go back and look at some songs from previous albums that were left off. There were 3 songs from his Mind Games album that I will include on this album. Aismasen (I'm Sorry), One Day (At A Time) and You Are Here.
In late 1974 Ringo released what is probably his second best post-Beatles album. Good Night Vienna peaked at #8 on the U.S. Charts. Ringo had 2 top 10 songs off of the album with Only You (And You Alone) and No No Song. Unfortunately neither of those songs were written by any of The Beatles so they can not be included on this album.
Ironically, while John Lennon does not have any new material to choose from, he did write It's All Down To Goodnight Vienna and Goodnight Vienna (Reprise) for Ringo. Those songs will be included on this album.
In 1975 Paul McCartney released, in my opinion, his second best post-Beatles album. Venus And Mars which went to #1 on the U.S. charts. The album included the #1 song Listen To What The Man Said along with Venus And Mars/Rock Show which went to #12 and Letting Go which peaked at #39. Those 3 songs will included on the album along with Magneto And Titanium Man, You Gave Me The Answer and Treat Her Gently-Lonley Old People.
You By George Harrison
George Harrison released Extra Texture (Read All About It) in September of 1975. The album peaked at #8 on the U.S. charts. I have not listened to the entire album but what I have listened to has not been very impressive other than the hit song You.
You peaked at #20 on the U.S. charts and frankly, I don't know why it did not make the top ten. I know I am biased and obviously a Beatle fan, but this is a very good song.
Since I was not very impressed with Extra Texture, the only song George is contributing is You.
This album has 15 songs including 2 sets of songs that lead directly into each other. Venus And Mars/Rock Show and Treat Her Gently/Lonely Old People. Ironically those are from the Paul McCartney and Wings album Venus And Mars.
There are 5 songs on this album that made the top 40 in the U.S. including Listen To What The Man Said which made it to #1. Surprisingly, none of the remaining songs made the top 10.
Songs On The 1975 Album
|Song||Lead Singer||Chart Position|
Listen To What The man Said
Venus and Mars/Rock Show
It's All Down To Goodnight Vienna
Aisumasen (I'm Sorry)
One Day (At a Time)
You Are Here
Magneto and Titanium Man
You Gave Me The Answer
Trent Her Gently/Lonely Old People
Venus and Mars (Reprise)
Goodnight Vienna (Reprise)
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