John Lennon. Whatever Gets You Thru The Nigh (The whole footage).

Written by on November 17, 2019

November 16, 1974: John Lennon was at #1 on the US singles chart with "Whatever Gets You Through The Night." It would be Lennon's only record to top the US singles chart in his lifetime.

Elton John played piano and sang on the track when it was recorded; after the session, he told Lennon that it was going to be a #1 record. Lennon didn't believe him, so Elton made a deal with him; if the song reached #1, Lennon would have to appear on stage with Elton. That would happen on Thanksgiving Day at Madison Square Garden.

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