COVERED/RECORD CRACK: John Lennon vs. Sonny & The Sunsets

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John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band with The Flux Fiddlers released the album Imagine at the end of the summer of 1971, followed by the release of the title track as a single a month later. Due to the massive success of the album, the cover imagery of him behind a photo of a cloud is considered iconic. Imagine continues to be one of Lennon’s biggest sellers almost 33 years after his death, and will continue to be for years to come.

Sonny & The Sunsets will be releasing a 7″ single for this year’s Record Store Day, the cover of which is an illustrated homage to the Lennon album. The A-side features a cover of “Imagine” and the B-side will take on “Surfer Girl” by The Beach Boys. Not sure if these two songs were recorded during the sessions for the band’s forthcoming album Antenna To The Afterworld, but it will be released on June 11th, with pre-orders being taken from PolyvinylRecords.com. BTW: only 1000 copies of the “Imagine”/”Surfer Girl” 7″ have been printed, all on blue vinyl to match with the picture sleeve design.

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