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John and Yoko: A Press Conference at Apple

Michael Watts, Melody Maker, 2 October 1971

THERE'S A GLINT of spectacles. Gathering recognition as the sandy hair, short and unfamiliar registers. Take in the smart grey trousers and the conventional shirt. Well, who'd have guessed it. The head disappears. Do you like jokes? Jokes that are meant to be taken seriously, I mean. Because much later, when we find ourselves in the same room, we are shown a little metal box with a lid. It says: Box of Smiles.

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