Guys, this is a really interesting thread- here is my 50 pence worth...
At Madison Square Gardens, on 4 April 1981, John commenced his World Tour. Now, as much as I love John,
there were signs, probably from about 1968, that his voice was not what it once was. In the early 60s, his voice
was pure rock'n'roll- raw, powerful, primal. By the end of the decade, it had grown a bit thin and strained- there
were exceptions- on Hey Bulldog he sounds great; Come Together too; by the time Cold Turkey came around, there were
real signs of strain. Still, his is one of the truly great rock voices- I really hope it would have stood up to the rigours of a major tour....
1. Rip It Up/ Ready Teddy
2. (Just Like) Starting Over
4. No.9 Dream
5. I Found Out
6. Crippled Inside
7. Woman is the Nigger of the World
Then, Yoko takes centre-stage for three songs:
Move on Fast; Kiss Kiss Kiss; Walking on Thin Ice
8. Meat City
9. Whatever Gets You Through the Night
10. I'm Losing You
11. Nobody Told Me
12. Borrowed Time
13. What You Got
16. Jealous Guy
17. Gimme Some Truth
18. Mind Games
19.Out the Blue
20. Cold Turkey
Encore: "Well, tonight's been great...we've had a blast, haven;t we mother...? A wee surprise....an old pal just happened to be passing through this old town
of Babylon...babble on, yeah...that's what I'm doing folks!...well, here he is....he is....James P. McHardly.....
Incredibly, sensationally, Paul McCartney runs on stage. The men hug, then Paul straps on his Hofner bass.
21. The Ballad of John and Yoko
22. Come Together
23. Twist and Shout (Paul waves and leaves)
24. I'm Stepping Out
25. Paul reappears for Revolution
"Thanks folks...and I hope you've paid your admission!"
So I stood with a knot in my stomach,
And I gazed at that terrible sight
Of two youngsters concealed in a barrel,
Sucking monkberry moon delight.