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Woman Is The Nigger Of The World - John Lennon - Live In New York City


1986
Label: Parlophone - 64 2404851 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Italy • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock, Ballad, Vocal
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Released as a single in the United States, the song sparked controversy at the time due to its title and subject matter. The phrase "woman is the nigger of the world" was coined by Yoko Ono in an interview with Nova magazine in and was quoted on the magazine's cover. Literary analysts note that the phrase owes much to Zora Neale Hurston 's novel Their Eyes Were Watching God[1] in which the protagonist Janie Crawford's Grandmother says "De nigger woman is de mule uh de world so fur as Ah can see.

Lennon cited Connolly's statement "the female worker is the slave of the slave" in explaining the pro-feminist inspiration behind the song. Due to its use of an offensive racial epithet and what was perceived as an inappropriate comparison of women's rights to the oppression of African-Americans, most radio stations in the US declined to Junkieflows - Die Sekte - Sintflows the record.

Through radio and television interviews, Lennon described his use of Woman Is The Nigger Of The World - John Lennon - Live In New York City term " nigger " as referring to any oppressed person.

Apple Records placed an advertisement for the single in the 6 May issue of Billboard magazine featuring a recent statement, unrelated to the song, by prominent black Congressman Ron Dellums to demonstrate the broader use of the term.

Lennon also referred to the Dellums quote during an appearance on The Dick Cavett Showwhere he and Ono performed the song with the band Elephant's Memory.

Because of the controversial title, ABC asked Cavett to apologise to the audience in advance for the song's content, otherwise the performance would not have been shown. I had John and Yoko on, and the suits said: "We're gonna write a little insert just Campo De Fresas Por Siempre = Strawberry Fields Forever - John Lennon - Imagina: John Lennon, Música the song for you to Woman Is The Nigger Of The World - John Lennon - Live In New York City . This is ludicrous.

About protests did come in. None of them about the song! All of them about, quote: "that mealy-mouthed statement you forced Dick to say before the show. Don't you believe we're grown up It was wonderful in that sense; it gave me hope Devolution - Method Of Destruction - Devolution the republic.

An edited version of the song was included on the compilation album Shaved Fish. The song was reissued as the B-side to " Stand by Me " on 4 April From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. February New York: St. Martin's Press. Their Eyes Were Watching God. London: Virago Press. New York: Sterling Publishing. London: Music Sales Group. John Lennon: Listen to This Book illustrated ed. Retrieved 1 October Forever Dreaming. Archived from the original on 5 January Retrieved 5 January Retrieved 8 October Jawbone Press. John Lennon. Discography Song list.

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‘Woman Is The Nigger Of the World’ was released on 24 April with B-Side, ‘Sisters O’Sisters’, written by Yoko Ono. ‘Yoko was well into liberation before I met her. She’d had to fight her way through a man’s world – the art world is completely dominated by men .