On April 25, 1975, John Lennon gave what was to be his last televised interview on “The Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder.” No one knew then that Lennon would be taking an extended hiatus from public life, taking time to raise his son and live a less public life.
Speaking openly on the subjects of
drug use, the breakup of the Beatles, and his immigration problems
while seeking permanent residency in the U.S., the interview Lennon
gave Tom Snyder that night revealed he had tremendous humility and an
affecting sense of humor.
Five years after that interview, Lennon was fatally shot while coming home from a recording session. The day after the shooting and Lennon’s tragic death, “The Tomorrow Show” re-aired that last interview in tribute to him.
Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder: John, Paul, Tom And Ringo” - due out on DVD from Shout! Factory on April 1st - will contain the
complete interview with Lennon as rebroadcast on December 9, 1980,
along with interviews from that day with journalist Lisa Robinson and
Lennon friend and producer Jack Douglas. The show is a poignant
remembrance of the aftermath of his murder and the huge void his
passing had on music, and indeed, the world.
The 2-DVD set “The Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder: John, Paul, Tom & Ringo” will also include a 1981 interview with Ringo Starr, who discusses his film and music career, as well as remembrances of his band mate and friend John Lennon, and a 1979 interview with Paul and Linda McCartney, Denny Laine & Laurence Juber, from a stage in London, who were then enjoying huge success with Wings.
The Suggested Retail Price will be $24.99, but most stores will be selling this for less than nineteen dollars.