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My Blue Period: John Lennon

Miles, MOJO, November 1995

WE DID THESE interviews on September 23 and 24, 1969, at Apple. When Allen Klein fired Ron Kass, the head of Apple Records, John and Yoko took over his elegant white ground-floor office at the front of the building overlooking Savile Row. Here, surrounded by pictures of themselves, they organised their bag events, their peace campaign, their exhibitions and films, and kept open house. I had been label manager of Zapple, the experimental and spoken word division of Apple Records, since October '68, and spent a lot of time at 3 Savile Row, using their equipment to edit spoken word tapes. Though it was Paul McCartney who started the Zapple division, John and Yoko took a great interest in it so I saw quite a bit of them.

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