On the bootleg album of the session, ‘A Toot and a Snore,’ Lennon is heard asking Wonder, “You wanna snort, Steve? It’s goin’ round.” Starr by that time had left, so Mc Cartney sat in on drums and sang harmony to Lennon’s lead vocals.
Lennon also played guitar with Wonder on electric piano.
Pang, an employee since 1970, had worked with Lennon that summer on ‘Mind Games.’ “It was with her permission,” Pang told But without Ono’s restraint, Lennon began to drink heavily.
December 1973: ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ With Phil Spector In L.
Despite the star-studded lineup, standards like ‘Lucille’ and ‘Stand By Me,’ marred by technical problems, were disappointing.
By evening’s end, Lennon and Mc Cartney agreed to see each other again but it would be the last time the two ex-Beatles would play together in a studio.
One day Spector fired the gun into the studio’s ceiling. “Then Phil’s gun went off.” Spector then disappeared with the tapes for several months.
Once the tapes were recovered, Lennon combined them with new tracks recorded in New York for what would become ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll,’ which was released in February 1975.
And he also took part in an impromptu jam session that would be the last time he would record with Paul Mc Cartney.
By the summer of 1973, John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s marriage was on the rocks.
As an unusual remedy, Ono suggested that Lennon embark on an affair with their assistant, May Pang.
Just half a day earlier, the compact movie star (5-foot-1 in sneakers, and she's usually in them) who broke through playing a punk-rock-loving pregnant teen in 2007's character Kitty Pryde, whose powers allow her to pass through solid matter, Page had traversed the proverbial closet door as gracefully as if it never had been there at all.
Thousands of congratulatory tweets, still pouring in, confirmed that yes, it had.
A., Lennon hoped to record an LP of the rock standards that had inspired him.