Wednesday, May 20, 2009

John Lennon & Yok Ono 1971-06-05 New York, NY [w/ Zappa] (NTSC)

Here are details again.

This film came 2nd gen SVHS to me from the actual filmer - a woman, who filmed most of the Fillmore East shows in the 70's. Her 16mm film was transferred down to 2" video for a video project on Frank Zappa that never materialized. A trading buddy of mine knew her and got a copy on SVHS from her 2" master. I then got a SVHS copy in trade from him.

It has been rumored on some Zappa forums that this footage was stolen from Frank Zappa, then leaked into the trading circles - but that is untrue. I leaked this about 9 years ago into the video trading circles via snail mail trade worldwide to other Beatles collectors. Nothing was stolen - this comes 2nd gen SVHS from the owner of film.


John Lennon & Yoko Ono with Frank Zappa.
Fillmore East
June 5, 1971
New York City

Video Lineage: Single 16mm film camera on tripod from balcony w/soundboard audio

Transfer Lineage: 16mm Film Master > SVHS w/timecodes > SVHS > Hard Drive via Pinnacle 11 Studio.


Format: NTSC
Stream type: MPEG-2 MP@ML VBR
Resolution: 704*480
Aspect ratio: 4:3 Generic
Framerate: 29.97
Nom. bitrate: 7000 Bit/Sec
VBV buffer size: 112
Chroma format: 4:2:0
DCT precision: 10
Pic. structure: Frame
Field topfirst: Yes
DCT type: Field
Quantscale: Nonlinear
Scan type: Alternate
Frame type: Interlaced
Audio: LPCM

Menu and Chapters: Yes (simple "play" menu with chapter marks at the beginning of each song)

Running Time: 24minutes

01. Well!
02. Say Please/King Kong/Jamrag/Aaawk
03. Scumbag

The musicians:

John Lennon--guitar, vocals
Yoko Ono--bag, vocals
Frank Zappa--guitar, vocals
Howard Kaylan--vocals, tambourine
Mark Volman--vocals, tambourine
Bob Harris--keyboards
Don Preston--Minimoog
Ian Underwood--keyboards, alto sax
Jim Pons--bass, vocals
Aynsley Dunbar--drums

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