I was never a real fan of John Lennon’s first two solo singles, “Give Peace A Chance” and “Cold Turkey.” The third remains one of my favorite Lennon songs.
“Instant Karma (We All Shine On)” was released during early 1970 and was his first solo single to crack the top ten. It reached number three on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart.
It was a rocker with George Harrison contributing the guitar work and Billy Preston on keyboards. The music had a raw feel to it and was different from much of what he would produce during his all too short solo career.