John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band is the debut solo album by English rock musician John Lennon. It was released in 1970 after Lennon issued three experimental albums with Yoko Ono and Live Peace in Toronto 1969, a live performance in Toronto credited to the Plastic Ono Band. The album was recorded simultaneously with Yoko Ono's debut avant garde solo album Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band at Ascot Sound Studios and Abbey Road Studios using the same musicians and production team, and featured nearly identical cover artwork. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band is generally considered one of Lennon's finest solo albums, documenting with honesty and artistic integrity his emotional and mental state at that point in his career. In 1987, as part of their 20th anniversary, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it #4 on "The 100 Best Albums of the Last Twenty Years." In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked it #22 on their The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band was recorded at Abbey Road Studios during September and October 1970 using Lennon, Klaus Voormann and Ringo Starr as the core musicians, with Phil Spector and Billy Preston each playing piano on a track. "Plastic Ono Band" refers to the