1971 – John Lennon releases his second solo record, Imagine. It becomes

John Lennon

1971 – John Lennon releases his second solo record, Imagine. It becomes his first No. 1 solo album. But Rolling Stone‘s Ben Gerson is unimpressed. “On the evidence of Imagine, I don’t think John has resolved the manner in which a masterpiece and an artistic dead-end like Plastic Ono Band can successfully be followed,” he bawls. “In its technical sloppiness and self-absorption, Imagine is John’s Self-Portrait.”

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