John Lennon’s ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ is his sixth studio album produced (in part) by Phil Spector and released on February 17, 1975 by Apple.
Track Listing : 1.Be-Bop-A-Lula (Tex Davis, Gene Vincent) – 02:39 . 2.Stand By Me (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Ben E. King) – 03:26 . 3.Rip It Up / Ready Teddy (Robert ‘Bumps’ Blackwell, John Marascalco) – 01:33 . 4.You Can’T Catch Me (Chuck Berry) – 04:51 . 5.Ain’T That A Shame (Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew) – 02:38 . 6.Do You Wanna Dance? (Bobby Freeman) – 03:15 . 7.Sweet Little Sixteen (Chuck Berry) – 03:01 . 8.Slippin’ And Slidin’ (Eddie Bocage, Al Collins, Richard Wayne Penniman, James H. Smith) – 02:16 . 9.Peggy Sue (Jerry Allison, Norman Petty, Buddy Holly) – 02:06 . 10.Bring It On Home To Me / Send Me Some Lovin’ (Sam Cooke, John Marascalco, Leo Price) – 03:41 . 11.Bony Moronie (Larry Williams) – 03:47 . 12.Ya Ya (Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis, Morgan Robinson, Morris Levy) – 02:17 . 13.Just Because (Lloyd Price) – 04:25
Musicians : John Lennon – Guitars, Vocals . Jesse Ed Davis – Guitar . Jim Calvert – Guitar . Eddie Mottau – Acoustic Guitar . José Feliciano – Acoustic Guitar . Michael Hazelwood – Acoustic Guitar . Steve Cropper – Guitar . Klaus Voormann – Bass Guitar, Answer Vocal On (10) . Leon Russell – Keyboards . Ken Ascher – Keyboards . Michael Lang – Keyboards . Jim Keltner – Drums . Hal Blaine – Drums . Gary Mallaber – Drums . Arthur Jenkins – Percussion . Nino Tempo – Saxophone . Jeff Barry – Horn . Barry Mann – Horn . Bobby Keys – Horn . Peter Jameson – Horn . Joseph Temperley – Horn . Dennis Morouse – Horn . Frank Vicari – Horn
Production : Produced By John Lennon, Phil Spector . Jim Iovine – Assistant Engineer . Lee Keifer – Engineer . Shelly Yakus – Engineer . Roy Cicala – Engineer . Greg Calbi – Mastering
Package : Roy Kohara – Art Direction . Yoko Ono – Art Direction . Astrid Kirchnerr – Photography . Jürgen Vollmer – Photography . Paul Du Noyer – Sleeve Notes . John Uomoto – Lettering
Recorded In October 1973 At A&M Studios & October 21–25, 1974 At Record Plant Studios.
Released On February 17, 1975 By Apple.
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