1969 Song of the Day- “Cold Turkey’- John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band. When this single was released in October 1969- The Beatles had all but broken up. Abbey Road had been released a month earlier- Let It Be was in the can to be released in the spring of 1970. John Lennon wrote this song- concerning his and Yoko Ono’s brief heroin addictions. Others have said it was about eating turkey left overs. John had shown the song to Paul as a potential Beatles single but Paul wasn’t going for it so it was released as a Plastic Ono Band single. It reached #30 in the US- and #14 in the UK. This was the first song John Lennon wrote where he claimed full credit. The single features- Lennon, Ringo-Eric Clapton and Klaus Voormann. The first time I heard this song I must admit to not being wild about it but it quickly grew on me- I would consider it one of John’s best solo singles.