Even though she pissed off Beatle Nation by sitting behind John Lennons famous white Steinway, Lady Gaga still sounds the best when shes behind the keys. Just watch this video of her performing “Its Been Very Hard” from Yoko Onos 1992 album Onobox at this weekends Plastic Ono Band concerts at Los Angeles Orpheum Theatre (via Prefix Mag). She looks completely legit despite the cosmic hippie outfit and its safe to say that her take on the cut brought the house down. Sean Lennon cant help but bob and sway as he provides the tracks low end and, for a while, all Yoko can do is watch in awe. They do end up withering on top of the piano together at the 7:45-minute mark, though.
The shows took place as a part of weeks worth of celebrations in honor of what wouldve been John Lennons 70th birthday on October 9th. Lennon, who co-founded The Beatles, was gunned down outside of his New York City apartment by a crazed fan on December 8, 1980 and his ashes were spread in Central Park.
Also joining the party were Iggy Pop, members of Sonic Youth, Tune-Yards, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Wu-Tang Clans own RZA, who dueted with Yoko Ono on one of her more avant-garde tracks, Greenfield Morning I Pushed an Empty Baby Carriage All Over the City. Watching good ol Bobby Digital get down while Yoko Ono pseudo-chants into the mic is actually pretty freakin cool and definitely tops the star-studded, gag-inducing version of Give Peace A Chance that finds Gaga (who also killed it on a version of Onos “The Sun Is Down”) adapting the songs lyrics to fit her current stance on the possible repeal of the U.S. militarys Dont Ask, Dont Tell policy.
All of the videos are available for your viewing pleasure below.
Yoko Ono & Lady Gaga – “It’s Been Very Hard”
Yoko Ono & Lady Gaga – “The Sun Is Down”
Yoko Ono & RZA – “Greenfield Morning I Pushed an Empty Baby Carriage All Over The City”
Plastic Ono Band & Co. – “Give Peace A Chance”
Yoko Ono & Iggy Pop
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