The Beatles legend gives his final interview 48 hours before his death.
On December 8th, 1980, the world lost one of its most talented musicians and enigmatic characters, when, at the age of 40, John Lennon was shot and killed in New York. On the eve of the 41st anniversary of his murder, new to iwonder comes Lennon’s Last Weekend, with a look at The Beatles legend’s honest and heartfelt final interview, recorded just 48 hours before his death.
In December 1980, Lennon and Yoko Ono had not spoken to the media for more than five years. With a new album to promote, Lennon agreed to speak with Radio One D.J. Andy Peebles of the BBC in New York.
John surprised everyone by candidly discussing a variety of subjects he’d never spoken about before, including The Beatles’ break-up, his relationship with Paul McCartney, his battles with addiction, political issues in the US and UK, his family, and his enduring love of Liverpool. He also discussed working with Phil Spector and David Bowie, and how he produced many of his solo albums, including classics such as ‘Imagine’, and ‘Give Peace A Chance’.
Clearly invigorated and looking forward to making more music, Lennon’s heartfelt honesty and forthright revelations flowed through his final interview, which, combined with an abundance of archival footage, photographs, and conversations with people who knew him, make Lennon’s Last Weekend a fascinating and heart-breaking glimpse inside the heart and mind of a man who still had so much more to give.
iwonder CEO, James Bridges, says of the film:
“Our never-ending desire to revel in the genius of The Beatles and its members, ensures their influence will continue to live on long after the music ended. With other documentaries providing a compelling look at the dynamics within the band during their time together, Lennon’s Last Weekend offers a very special insight into the talent, inner turmoil, and staggering potential of one of the most captivating and complex characters in the history of entertainment.”
Viewers new to iwonder can watch Lennon’s Last Weekend for free by signing up to the 14-day free trial period, or by subscribing via Amazon Prime Channels, while also gaining access to 1,000+ other acclaimed documentary films and series. Priced at $6.99 monthly or $69.90 annually, viewers can enjoy iwonder on their mobile phones via iOS and Android apps, browsers at www.iwonder.com, with Telstra TV, Apple TV, Android TV or through Google Chromecast or Apple’s Airplay.