Daily Archives: September 9, 2011

John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ album released in USA 40 years ago today

Imagine (2010 Stereo Remaster)

(Thursday, September 9, 1971)Imagine by former Beatle John Lennon, listed by Rolling Stone magazine as the 76th greatest album in history, was released today in the U.S. (it would be released in the UK on Oct. 8, 1971).

Rolling Stone also ranked the title song #3 in its list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

Ex-Beatle George Harrison contributed instrumentally on five tracks, including How Do You Sleep?, an attack aimed at Lennon’s former Beatles’ songwriting partner, Paul McCartney. Continue reading John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ album released in USA 40 years ago today

Attica Prison riot begins 40 years ago this hour

Attica Prison Riot - William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe . POV on PBS

(Thursday, September 9, 1971, 8:20 a.m. EDT) — Approximately 2,200 prisoners rioted today and seized control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility in Attica (near Buffalo), New York, taking 33 staff hostage, beginning a four-day siege that would claim 43 lives.

The Nation: After the Attica Uprising (Sept. 9, 2011)