THE BEATLES TOP 60 SOLO SONGS: #34: “GIMME SOME TRUTH”- JOHN LENNON

The Top 60 Beatles Solo Songs” #34- “Gimme Some Truth”- John Lennon. John Lennon’s protest song “Gimme Some Truth” first appeared on his second solo album- 1971’s Imagine. The song began back in the last year of The Beatles during the Get Back sessions which would later become the Let It Be album. The song was written in the late stages of the Vietnam War and Lennon peppers the song with political references- including a jab at my old friend Milhous Nixon. Lennon’s anti-war activities would draw the attention of the Nixon Administration- he would be on the master list of Nixon’s enemies and they would attempt to have him deported. In the end Nixon would resign from office in disgrace and John Lennon in 1976 won his deportation case and was granted his green card. Note- Beatle George provides some great slide guitar on “Gimme Some Truth.”

3 responses to “THE BEATLES TOP 60 SOLO SONGS: #34: “GIMME SOME TRUTH”- JOHN LENNON

  1. I’m about to say something morbid, but this just made me theorize that, in retrospect, had Nixon’s efforts to deport Lennon succeeded, they may have possibly saved his life had he not been in New York in December 1980.

    • You are probably correct…. also if John had stayed in seclusion and not made Double Fantasy- that would have probably saved his life too…

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