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1st June 1971: Singer, songwriter and guitarist John Lennon (1940 - 1980), previously of the now defunct pop group The Beatles, at London Airport. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

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John Lennon: “Watching the Wheels”

The Hook: Yoko Ono calls it a “very wise song.”

Album: Double Fantasy

Year: 1980

Writer: John Lennon

Stats: Peaked at number-10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Background: “Watching the Wheels” was the third and final single from John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy. It’s one that Yoko really appreciates.

Yoko Ono on John Lennon’s “Watching the Wheels.” OC:…wise yeah. :17

”Very wise song, and for him to come to terms with his life in that sense it was a beautiful, beautiful moment, I think. No one else did it that way. It’s almost like a zen monk, you know, zen priest, saying something very wise. And he was wise, yeah.”

John Lennon - Watching The Wheels

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