Look at Me (John Lennon song)

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"Look at Me"
Song by John Lennon from the album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
Released 11 December 1970
Recorded September–October 1970
Genre Folk
Length 2:54
Label Apple Records
Writer John Lennon
Producer John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Phil Spector
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band track listing

"Look at Me" is a song written and performed by John Lennon, from his solo debut album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.

Writing[edit]

Written during the extended White Album sessions of 1968, it was shelved until its release on Lennon's 1970 debut album. A different recording of the song was later released on the John Lennon Anthology and his compilation album Acoustic.

The pattern of the song is fairly prominent throughout the song. It was built from a finger-picking technique that Lennon used while with The Beatles, including "Dear Prudence", "Happiness Is a Warm Gun", and "Julia", all of which were also written during the White Album sessions. Lennon learned the song's finger-picking guitar style (known as 'Travis-picking') from the Scottish musician Donovan, who was with Lennon at the time at Rishikesh, India.[1]

Credit[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

  • Joseph Arthur recorded a version for the Lennon Covered #2 CD issued by Q Magazine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Interview with Donovan (2004), John Lennon's Jukebox

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