On stage and in conversation


To mark the anniversary of John Lennon’s death, we’re reposting some of our archival pieces about Lennon’s life and work, both as a Beatle and as a solo artist

Below, you can enjoy Lennon’s qualities as a performer and as an interview subject with 10 of our favourite clips of Lennon on stage and in conversation…

You can buy Uncut’s Ultimate Music Guide to John Lennon by clicking here

Here’s our piece on the making of A Hard Day’s Night

Here’s John Lennon’s 30 best songs, as chosen by an all-star panel


Roundup interview; 30 April 1964

“Strawberry Fields Forever” promotional video; 1967

The David Frost Show; June 14, 1969

The Dick Cavett Show; September 11, 1971

“Instant Karma” live; Madison Square Garden, New York; August 30, 1972

“Come Together” live; Madison Square Garden, New York; August 30, 1972

The Old Grey Whistle Test interview; April 18, 1975

Tomorrow interview; April 28, 1975

“Nobody Told Me” promotional video; 1984

Gimme Some Truth, The Making Of John Lennon’s Imagine Album documentary; 2000