For one week in early 1972, national television talk show host Mike Douglas featured John Lennon and Yoko Ono as co-hosts. In addition to performing on the set and showing music videos of their own, Lennon and Ono were interviewed on part of each broadcast by Douglas. The highlights of this part include a short interview and duets between Chuck Berry and Lennon on “Memphis” and “Johnny B. Goode”; although Yoko insensitively puts in some of her avant-garde backing vocals at one point, Berry is gracious enough not to let on if he’s disturbed.
Johnny Cash – Sunday Morning Coming Down Well, I woke up Sunday morning With no way to hold my head that didn’t hurt. And the beer I had for breakfast wasn’t bad, So I had one more for dessert. Then I fumbled in my closet through my clothes And found my cleanest dirty shirt. Then I washed my face and combed my hair And stumbled down the stairs to meet the day. I’d smoked my mind the night before With cigarettes and songs I’d been picking. But I lit my first and watched a small kid Playing with a can that he was kicking. Then I walked across the street And caught the Sunday smell of someone frying chicken. And Lord, it took me back to something that I’d lost Somewhere, somehow along the way. On a Sunday morning sidewalk, I’m wishing, Lord, that I was stoned. ‘Cause there’s something in a Sunday That makes a body feel alone. And there’s nothing short a’ dying That’s half as lonesome as the sound Of the sleeping city sidewalk And Sunday morning coming down. In the park I saw a daddy With a laughing little girl that he was swinging. And I stopped beside a Sunday school And listened to the songs they were singing. Then I headed down the street, And somewhere far away a lonely bell was ringing, And it echoed through the canyon Like the disappearing dreams of yesterday. On a Sunday morning sidewalk, I’m wishing, Lord, that I was stoned. ‘Cause there’s something in a Sunday That makes a body feel alone. And there’s nothing short a’ dying That’s half as lonesome as the sound Of … Video Rating: 4 / 5
“Col. Bogey’s March” from the 1957 Academy Award winning film “Bridge On The River Kwai” starring, among others, Alec Guiness as Col. Bogey was derived from a song originally composed by Kenneth Alford in 1914. The music was used during WW II with derisive lyrics added to it aimed at Adolph Hitler. Film composer Malcolm Arnold added a counter-melody to it and this was used for the march in the film itself. Mitch Miller, then head of the music department for Columbia Records, recorded the song with his orchestra and it went into the Top 20 on the pop charts early in 1958.