Wednesday, 24 December 2014

ADVENT CALENDAR: Dec 24th - John And Yoko/Plastic Ono Band - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

So we come to the final ADVENT CALENDAR track of Christmas 2013, and what a classic we are going to end on. Enjoy all the other 23 festive treasures featured by going to the YouTube playlist embedded below. Don't forget my Top 50 albums of the year and 'The Best Of 2014' compilation will be online soon after Christmas. May I wish every reader, band, artist, promoter and friend that reads this site a very merry Christmas indeed...

"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" is a song written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, released in 1971 as a single by John And Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir. It was the seventh single release by Lennon outside of his work with The Beatles. The song reached No. 4 in the UK, where its release was delayed until 1972, and has periodically reemerged on the UK Singles Chart, most notably after Lennon's death in 1980, at which point it peaked at No. 2. Originally a protest song about the Vietnam War, "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" has since become a Christmas standard, frequently covered by other artists and appearing on compilation albums of seasonal music, and named in polls as a holiday favourite.

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