“Instant Karma” – Created in an Instant
Forty-six years ago today, January 27, 1970, John Lennon reportedly wrote and recorded “Instant Karma” in a single day. It was to become one of his most memorable songs as a solo artist. According to History.com, “Instant Karma” was written and recorded over the course of a single day, released to the public 13 days after it was written, and is one of the fastest pop songs ever to come to the market.
History.com went on to say “The January 27 session came about spontaneously. Lennon wrote the song that morning and, as he said, ‘I knew I had a hit record.’ What got the record finished that same day and gave it its incredible sound, however, was the unexpected appearance of Phil Spector that evening in the EMI studios. After several run-throughs under Spector’s direction, John said, ‘Suddenly we went in the room and heard what he’d done to it…it was fantastic. It sounded like there was [sic] fifty people playing.’”
Forty-six years and two weeks after John Lennon wrote “Instant Karma,” RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles, will be on the AMT stage playing some of John Lennon’s most famous songs, along with many other hits from the vast anthology of Beatles classics.