John Lennon ‎– John Lennon 1940-1980

BBC Transcription Services ‎– CN 3756/S
5 × Vinyl, LP, Transcription, Stereo, Mono


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John Lennon and Yoko Ono are interviewed by Andy Peebles 2 days before his murder. Some of John Lennon's post Beatles music is included throughout the program.. Only issued to radio stations and meant to be destroyed after use. The first segment was aired in December 1981. The license ran until Aug. 31, 1985.

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By reading the numbering on the labels, if you put them in numerical order you get the show order. Also, each record comes with a sheet of information for the radio disc jockey.
Run times are on the labels.
Issued Wk. 20/81
These records were produced for Radio 1.
Made in England by the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Rights are worldwide.

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Any releases with black and white labels are bootlegged.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A1): 148628-S
  • Matrix / Runout (A2): 148630-S
  • Matrix / Runout (B1): 148629-S
  • Matrix / Runout (B2): 148631-S
  • Matrix / Runout (C1): 148675-S
  • Matrix / Runout (C2): 148678-S
  • Matrix / Runout (D1): 148677-S
  • Matrix / Runout (D2): 148680-S
  • Matrix / Runout (E1): 148679-S
  • Matrix / Runout (E2): 148676-S
  • Other (A1 Label): 148628-S
  • Other (A2 Label): 148630-S
  • Other (B1 Label): 148629-S
  • Other (B2 Label): 148631-S
  • Other (C1 Label): 148675-S
  • Other (C2 Label): 148678-S
  • Other (D1 Label): 148677-S
  • Other (D2 Label): 148680-S
  • Other (E1 Label): 148679-S
  • Other (E2 Label): 148676-S

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BBC CD 6002 John & Yoko* The Interview(2xCD) BBC Records BBC CD 6002 UK 1990 Sell This Version
ZBBC 1195 John & Yoko* The Interview(2xCass) BBC Records ZBBC 1195 UK 1990 Sell This Version

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July 4, 2017

Please be aware that the BBC radio stations received ALL 5 hours of this show. They were not supplied with just two hours (2 records) of this show. Anything less than 5 records is not the complete issue. No matter what anybody might say.


February 22, 2016

This is a five hour show, broken down into one hour segments. The original interview lasted approximately three hours. It is very insightful into John's way of thinking at that moment and to his total outlook on life at that time. As noted in the submission, there is solo Lennon music interspersed throughout. There is a two hour snippet of this interview on YouTube that is very good, but you lose the depth without the entirety of the complete five hours.

Anyone that has a keen or even passing interest in John Lennon as a person or as a musician would greatly enjoy this recording, since John was relaxed and open with the interviewer. To me, it's a five star rating.


November 6, 2015
Andy Peebles did not murder him!