Six O’Clock Triple Shot – 11/17/14 ‘Double Fantasy’ LP Released
(The Six O'Clock Triple Shot is a daily feature of three songs that share a common theme, heard weeknights on 94.9 WMMQ)
We look back on another day in Rock 'n' Roll history tonight. It had been over five years since John Lennon released a solo album when Double Fantasy hit store shelves on November 17, 1980. The album was a collaborative effort with Lennon's wife Yoko Ono, and would prove to be the final studio LP that Lennon would release. Sales of the double album were initially stagnant, and critics were negative about the collaboration between Lennon and Ono. but, when Lennon was shot dead three weeks later, most of the negative articles about the album were retracted by publishers, and the album saw sales soar through the roof. Double Fantasy would go on to be the 1981 Album of the Year at the 24th Grammy Awards.
Tonight, we will relive the three singles extracted from the LP. "(Just Like) Starting Over" was a piece of work that was symbolic and very fitting for the time, not only of Lennon's career, but he and Yoko's marriage. "Woman" was another song that fits into that category, and was actually covered by Ozzy Osbourne in 2005, as a tribute to his wife Sharon. And, lastly, we'll hear the song that allowed us to get one final glimpse into the mind and soul of John Lennon; the inspirational "Watching The Wheels". It's tonight's Six O'Clock Triple Shot on 94.9 WMMQ!