TOMORROW SHOW WITH TOM SNYDER:
JOHN, PAUL, TOM & RINGO
John Lennon’s Last Televised
Finally Available on DVD from Shout!
as well as Interviews with Ringo
and Paul and Linda McCartney
IN STORES APRIL 1, 2008 FROM SHOUT!
Angeles, CA – 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 in 1975
revealed he had tremendous humility and an affecting sense of humor.
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. Shout! Factory’s “The Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder: John,
Paul, Tom And Ringo” contains 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
“The Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder: John, Paul, Tom & Ringo”
also includes 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 &
from a stage in London, who
were then enjoying huge success with Wings.
Show with Tom Snyder” premiered in October 1973 in the late-night
time slot following Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show” and continued in
one form or another until January 1982.
Also available on DVD from Shout! Factory are “The Tomorrow
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John Lydon, Iggy Pop, The Jam, Patti Smith, The Ramones, Joan Jett,
and The Plasmatics, and “The Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder: Tom
Snyder’s Electric Kool-Aid Talk Show,” featuring interviews with
Timothy Leary, Tom Wolfe, Ken Kesey, and performances by The
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Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder: John, Paul, Tom And Ringo”
Selection Number: SF 10129
Suggested List Price: $24.99
Release Date: April 1, 2008
Total Running Time: 2¾ hours
John Lennon Tribute
Original Air Date 12/9/80
Additional Guests: Lennon
Immigration Attorney Leon Wildes, Journalist Lisa Robinson & Music
Producer Jack Douglas Disc
1: Total Running Time: 65 minutes
It was December
9, 1980, and John Lennon had been shot and killed just
one day earlier outside his New York apartment. Not since April 25,
1975, on The Tomorrow Show
With Tom Snyder had Lennon sat with anyone for a television
interview. Snyder re-aired his conversation with the former Beatle
while new guests Lisa Robinson and Jack Douglas provided additional
commentary in light of the previous day’s tragic event.
Paul McCartney Interview
Original Air Date 12/20/79
Features Wings Music Video “Spin It
Additional Guests: Fellow Wings
members Linda McCartney, Denny Laine &
satellite from London, it’s Paul McCartney! By 1979 Wings was
already a great band with a solid following, but that didn’t stop
Tom Snyder from asking Paul about a Beatles reunion. This
conversation took place via satellite from London just prior to
Wings going onstage for a holiday concert.
Ringo Starr Interview
Original Air Date 11/25/81
Features Ringo Starr’s Music Video
“Wrack My Brain”
Additional Guest: Actress (and
Ringo’s wife) Barbra Bach, Actress
Disc 2: Total Running
Time: 95 minutes
Los Angeles, Ringo talks about his then-current album
Stop And Smell The Roses—a
title that reflects what Ringo was in effect doing at that time
after years of “turmoil, ecstasy, frenzy and confusion,” as Tom
notes. Ringo also speaks out about his dear friend John Lennon.