October 19th, 2010
"New York City" at the One to One Concert

See John Lennon perform “New York City” on stage at the One to One Concert, at New York City’s own Madison Square Garden in 1972.

Watch American Masters: LENNONYC. Coming to PBS November 22nd, 2010.

  • allie

    i absolutley love john lennon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wow i love him i really do. i went to the john lennon tribute band.It was amazing i cried.It was in la for my b-day.I luuuuuuuvvvvvv the beatles.just soo u know i am 11 years old and in 5th grade. I LOVE THE BEATLES AND JOHN LENNON. HAPPY BIRTH DAY JOHNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • maria marie marta I nunag-dizon

    thank GOD i am getting to know the real Ms. Yoko Ono. I have terrible misconception of her–a hippie who did not nothing but smoke pot. Now i see her as another PRINCESS Di in the making. my hats off before you MY LADY OF MY DREAMS.

  • Kate

    This concert was connected to a day in Central Park where volunteers matched up with mentally challenged people living in NY State “institutions”. Geraldo Rivera had been doing an expose on the atrocities occurring in the facilities. After volunteering for the day, we were ecstatically surprised to be invited to John and Yoko’s concert in MSG. It was 1972, I was 17 years old and it was the time of my life. Love to all…

  • Kathy Figueredo (Crowley)

    I had the best time at the park and concert that day too! I was 16. I vollunteered at Willowbrook on the weekends with a troup from Midwood HS in Brooklyn!

  • Charlotte Altman

    Hi! I don’t know much about John Lennon. But I heard he was a Great Singer. I just wanted to say I was sorry for he way he died and I am glad we are celebrating his 30 Years! Also, i wanted to tell Ms. Yoko Ono. I’m so sorry she had to endure such a tragedy. I also know what it feels like. My Heart goes. out to you! May Jesus Bless you this Christmas Season and Merry Christmas. I said a Prayed for you just now! In Christ’s Love, Charlotte Altman Angel face

  • Marjorie

    I look up the One to One day, because I was one of the volunteers and have great memories of the day and night. Does anyone else still have their, “Box of Smiles”?

  • Terri

    just saw Geraldo Rivera on Oprah and got me thinking about his involvement in the One-to-one day I spent in Central Park in the early 70’s. My older sister, Judy was working at (I think) the Rosemary Kennedy school on Long Island and invited me to join her as a volunteer in Central Park for this event. At the time I had no idea what it was really all about but I do remember having a good time. Only took me close to 40 years to finally research it, put together all the pieces, and figure out it’s significance. Wow! Gotta call Judy.

  • Kathy

    I too went to the concert after volunteering all day at Central Park….my claim to fame…the back of my head on television and yes, I’m so glad to still have my box of smile 40 years (I can’t believe I just said that) after this event! I also have the newspaper clipping from the event! I was just 16! Who knew what a historic event (at least in terms of rock and roll) this would be…and I believe the event along with all the publicity that it gained, helped close down Willowbrook. I am still an avid Beatles fan and at the time of the concert had a crush on Geraldo Rivera. I love my Box of Smile which is how I came across this link….thanks for sharing!


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