Friday, March 27, 2009

May 3, 1972 - The Dick Cavett Show

Taped: Wednesday 3 May 1972
Aired: Thursday 11 May 1972

John and Yoko make their second, and final, appearance during the second half of ABC TVs The Dick Cavett Show, Unlike their first appearance last year, John and Yoko perform live in the studio. Along with Elephant's Memory, they sing "Woman Is The Nigger Of The World' and 'We're All Water'. Besides the songs, John also takes the opportunity to again express his feelings against television in England and announces that he and Yoko watched George's appearance on the programme last November where he plugged the Lennons' single 'Happy Christmas (War Is Over)'. "That was nice of him," John adds. The couple also uses The Dick Cavett Show to explain, in great detail, the history of the problems they've faced trying to regain custody of Kyoko. In addition, Yoko uses the show as a launch pad for her new appeal, a campaign for Children's Medical Relief International to help raise money for a hospital in Saigon called The Centre for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This is a modem facility designed to treat children directly and indirectly injured during the Vietnam war, whose financial support is currently being stripped by the US government. During their interview, John also claims to Cavett that his phones are being tapped and that he is being followed.

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