In honor of what should be John Lennon’s 79 birthday, today’s song is one of my favorites from the “Sgt Pepper” era. First officially released on the second volume of the Anthology series, “Take 1” of “Strawberry Fields Forever” was widely bootlegged on the Utlra Rare Trax and Unsurpassed Masters series before official release. I had a couple of the “Ultra Rare Trax” cds. They were a little hard to come by and you had to go to the small, indy and sometimes seedy, music shops and ask for “Live Imports”. Don’t say “Bootleg”. In Flint, it was “Wyatt Earp Records” on Corrunna Road and in Traverse City it was “Full Moon” / “New Moon” records downtown.
The video is from the album version.