Eric Clapton & John Lennon’s Introduction of the Dirty Mac

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Rolling Stones throw a Rock N’ Roll circus

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus is a film released in 1996 of an December 1968 concert. It was an event organized by The Rolling Stones. There were two concerts on a circus stage and the all-star musicians consisted of; The Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, and Jethro Tull.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono performed as part of a supergroup called The Dirty Mac, along with Eric Clapton, Mitch Mitchell, and Keith Richards.

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The project was originally conceived by Mick Jagger as a way of branching out from conventional records and concert performances. Jagger approached Michael Lindsay-Hogg, who had directed two promos for Stones songs, to make a full-length TV show for them.

If you love Classic Rock, this is a short film you must see! This was the first time Lennon played without The Beatles, The Stones give an incredible performance, and Clapton kills it like usual. Check it out!

Yer Blues facts!

  • John Lennon wrote this in India while The Beatles were on a retreat learning meditation with the Maharishi.
  • John used “yer” instead of “your” in the title so as not to be taken too seriously. The song is a good-natured jab at the British blues scene.
  • This was Lennon’s first performance without The Beatles.

 

+Yer Blues lyrics below+

Yes I’m lonely wanna die
Yes I’m lonely wanna die
If I ain’t dead already
Ooh girl you know the reason why

In the morning wanna die
In the evening wanna die
If I ain’t dead already
Ooh girl you know the reason why

My mother was of the sky
My father was of the earth
But I am of the universe
And you know what it’s worth
I’m lonely wanna die
If I ain’t dead already
Ooh girl you know the reason why

The eagle picks my eye
The worm he licks my bone
I feel so suicidal
Just like Dylan’s Mr. Jones
Lonely wanna die
If I ain’t dead already
Ooh girl you know the reason why

Black cloud crossed my mind
Blue mist round my soul
Feel so suicidal
Even hate my rock ‘n’ roll
Wanna die yeah wanna die
If I ain’t dead already
Ooh girl you know the reason why

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