Offered for sale is a sealed copy of the 1969 live LP by John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band, Live Peace in Toronto, complete with a 1970 John & Yoko calendar.
About this copy: The copy of Live Peace in Toronto offered for sale is a sealed first pressing, complete with metal-bound calendar (visible at the mouth of the cover; see photo) and a hype sticker on the back cover (“Includes 1970 John and Yoko Calendar.”)
The record is still sealed and is presumably new and unplayed. There is a small tear in the wrap near the mouth of the cover; about 1″ of shrink wrap is missing. Aside from this, it’s a beautiful example of a somewhat scarce John Lennon LP.
Background: In 1969, John Lennon and friends (including Klaus Voorman, Eric Clapton, and Yoko Ono) put in a hastily-arranged live appearance at the Toronto Rock and Roll Festival. With little rehearsal, the band went through a few rock and roll classics, a Beatles tune or two, and a couple of John/Yoko numbers, with side two dominated by Yoko’s “avant garde” performance amidst guitar feedback.
Original pressings of the album included a 1970 calendar. On the early pressings, the calendar had a metal binding; on later pressings, the binding was plastic. The album went out of print in the early 1970s and had actually become quite rare by the end of the decade.
We remember a time when you couldn’t find a copy of Live Peace in Toronto at any price. That changed when a number of sealed copies turned up in a warehouse in the early 1980s, making the record not quite the rarity it had once been. Live Peace in Toronto has been reissued several times since, including an issue by Mobile Fidelity, but as far as we know, it’s currently out of print on vinyl.