Thursday, December 01, 2016

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: John Lennon - Happy Christmas (War is Over)


little spark of madness

that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.

December 1, 1971"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" is released. 
Lyrics by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, released as a single by John and Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir. The lyrics are set to the traditional English ballad "Skewball". It was the seventh single release by Lennon outside of his work with the Beatles. The song reached number 4 in the UK, where its release was delayed until November 1972, and has periodically reemerged on the UK Singles Chart, most notably after Lennon's death in 1980, at which point it peaked at number 2. Also a protest song against the Vietnam War, "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" has since become aChristmas standard, frequently covered by other artists, appearing on compilation albums of seasonal music, and named in polls as a holiday favourite.

Stay Tuned

Tony Figueroa
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