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.
Full DVD can be bought here: tinyurl.com . Tom Snyder interviews a very weirded out Jack Douglas, producer of Double Fantasy, the day after John Lennon was killed. This is an excerpt of a Tom Synder Beatles DVD with Paul and Ringo also interviewed on different episodes. I’ll upload one segment of this interview with John Lennon as well, but it is available elsewhere on youtube. Video Rating: 5 / 5
Entertainer and Talk Show Host Mike Douglas, who passed away in 2006 on his 81st birthday, was honored with a special recognition by the National Academy of Tv Arts and Sciences at the Daytime Creative Arts and Entertainment Emmy Awards. For exclusive interviews with tv legends, contemplate visiting the enormous archive of the Academy of Tv Arts & Sciences at www.youtube.com Video Rating: four / 5