Daily Archives: December 6, 2011

John Lennon’s ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’ single released in USA 40 years ago today (1971)

(Monday, December 6, 1971)Happy Xmas (War Is Over) by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir was released today as a single in the U.S. (it would not be released a single in the UK until 1972).

While released too late to chart in the U.S. before Christmas, it has become a holiday standard and has appeared on several Christmas albums.