How? (song)

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Song by John Lennon
from the album Imagine
Released 9 September 1971 (US)
8 October 1971 (UK)
Recorded 23 June–5 July 1971
Genre Rock, symphonic rock
Length 3:43
Label Apple/EMI
Songwriter(s) John Lennon
Producer(s) John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Phil Spector

"How?" is a song from John Lennon's second solo album Imagine, released in 1971. It is a contemplative song inspired by the Primal Therapy he was undergoing with his wife Yoko Ono, during which he faced many personal questions such as "How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?" This song also shows his thoughts about the world in general (such as "And the World is so tough; Sometimes I feel I've had enough").

The sound of "How?" is typical of several of the songs on Imagine, including the title track and "Jealous Guy", with Lennon on piano and string overdubs, something which hadn't featured on his previous album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.


Personnel per the Beatles Bible.[1]



  1. ^ "How?". The Beatles Bible. 3 August 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2017. 
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  3. ^ Legendary heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne has recorded a cover version of John Lennon's "How?" to benefit Amnesty International. The track is being released today (Tuesday, October 5) via iTunes.
  4. ^ "Ozzy Osbourne Sings John Lennon in Charity Video » Cover Me". 2010-10-06. Retrieved 2011-09-09. 
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