|Whatever Gets You Thru The Night|
|Produced by John Lennon|
|Released on September 23, 1974|
|UK CHART POSITION #1 . . . US CHART POSITION #36 (charted Sep. 28, 1974 for 15 weeks)|
|Find it at GEMM|
|1874 wo. picture sleeve (1978 reissue)
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H ere's the legend the way I remember hearing it: Elton John and John Lennon had a deal that, if this song went to #1, John would appear on stage with Elton. Given that Lennon hadn't had a #1 solo single to date, it must have seemed a pretty safe bet. When the song topped the UK charts, John kept his word by appearing with Elton at the latter's Madison Square Garden concert later that year. I'm usually distrustful of legends, but this one is too pretty not to believe in. The flip side is the instrumental "Beef Jerky," also from Walls and Bridges. In case youíre interested in these sort of things, the A side is credited to John Lennon With The Plastic Ono Nuclear Band and the B side to John Lennon With The Plastic Ono Nuclear Band/Little Big Horns And Booker Table And The Maitre Dís.
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|UK||October 4, 1974||Apple||7"||R5998|
|US||September 23, 1974||Apple||7"||1874|
|US||1974||Apple||7PRO||P-1874||feat. A mono on flip|
|BEL||1974||Apple||7"||4C 006 05731||picture sleeve|
|US||1983||Capitol||7"||1874||black colorband label|
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