After playing on Lennon’s hit, Instant Karma, Alan returned to the studio to share drum duties with Jim Keltner on John’s solo masterpiece, including the iconic title track.
“John gave me pretty much free reign in the studio. Whatever I did, he never told me, ‘don’t do that.’ He always said, ‘Whatever you’re doing, keep doing it! I played vibraphone on Jealous Guy and piano on some tracks.”
“Before we made the album, John gave us the lyrics to every song. He wanted everyone involved to know what every song meant.”
“It was such a great experience for me. At the time I was very young and thought it was just what happened, but it is something you look back on and think, ‘Wow, that was a piece of history’. I really was so lucky.”