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‘John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky’ doc premieres on A&E TONIGHT

1969: John Lennon (1940 -1980), singer, songwriter and guitarist of British pop group The Beatles, with his wife Yoko Ono listening to the playback of one of their tapes. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)

Fans will get an in-depth and behind the scenes look at the making of John Lennon‘s 1971 chart-topping Imagine album tonight (March 11th), with the U.S. premiere of John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky. The doc, which is airs on A&E at 8 p.m. Chicago time, spotlights the sessions for the legendary album recorded at Lennon’s home in Ascot, England and follows the sessions through the summer of ’71 as the Lennon’s emigrate to New York City.

In addition to Yoko Ono and Julian Lennon, the doc features new recollections from such key musicians in the Imagine story as bassist Klaus Voormann, drummers Alan White and Jim Keltner, photographer David Bailey, activist Tariq Ali, Lennon engineers Eddie Veale and Jack Douglas, Lennon’s personal assistant Dan Richter, and Al Steckler — the American director of Apple Records, among others.