Jazz
11:06 am
Wed October 6, 2010

Gimme Some Truth

Program looks at the legendary John Lennon's newly remastered recordings.

KIOS will celebrate John Lennon's 70th birthday this weekend with "Gimme Some Truth" , a

new one-hour special airing Sunday night at 7:00. "Gimme Some Truth" looks at Lennon's

newly remastered recordings with his widow, Yoko Ono.

Ono issued a statement: "In this very special year, which would have seen my husband and life partner John reach the age of 70, I hope that this remastering / reissue program will help bring his incredible music to a whole new audience. By remastering 121 tracks spanning his solo career, I hope also that those who are already familiar with John's work will find renewed inspiration from his incredible gifts as a songwriter, musician and vocalist and from his power as a commentator on the human condition. His lyrics are as relevant today as they were when they were first written and I can think of no more apposite title for this campaign than those simple yet direct words 'Gimme Some Truth'."

Overseen by Yoko Ono, John Lennon's "Gimme Some Truth" campaign will launch on October 5 with the worldwide release of eight remastered studio albums and several newly-compiled titles.

KIOS will air the one-hour special "Gimme Some Truth" Sunday night at 7:00pm