Monday, May 04, 2009

December 9, 1974 - Monday Night Football

Taped: Monday 9 December 1974
Aired: Monday 9 December 1974

Once again, John appears unannounced, this time following Ronald Reagan on the ABC TV sports programme Monday Night Football, where he is briefly interviewed by the host Howard Cosell during the intermission in a game between the Los Angeles Rams and the LA Redskins at the Los Angeles Coliseum. John tells the viewing public what he thinks of the American professional football scene: "It's an amazing event and sight," he announces. "It makes rock concerts look like tea parties." John also reveals that when he arrived at the stadium, the first thing he heard being played was The Beatles' tune "Yesterday" which "cheered me up no end!" Of course, no interview will be complete without the perennial question, this time from Cosell: "Will The Beatles ever reunite?" John replies by saying: "You never know, you never know. I mean, it's always in the wind. If it looked like this (referring to the stadium and crowd), it might be worth doing, right?" John finishes off by plugging his own album Walls And Bridges and Ringo's latest Goodnight Vienna and then returns to watch the game.

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