The Naked Truth about John Lennon and Yoko Ono, And An Outraged Sissy Spacek!

August 18, 2006


“Back in 1968, I was recording an album under the name Shadow Mann for the legendary Morris Levy. During the recording of one of my tracks, a cute little girl with a giant guitar case, walked into the control room. Ron Haffkine ( Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show), who was producing my album, jumped up, introduced himself…and then he introduced me as Shadow Mann. He got our engineer, Brooks Arthur, to play the track back as I danced around the studio.

Sissy and I hung out over the next few months. She played me and Ronnie quite a few songs she had written, on a guitar that was almost as big as she was…but we didn’t hear that special song that could make her a star. Just before I left on a trip to California, a couple of free-lance writers Ron and John, (whose last names I don’t remember) brought a song to me that was a comment on the controversial John Lennon and Yoko naked LP album cover of “Two Virgins”. I suggested A few lyric changes and flew off to California for 10 days.

When I returned I was surprised that my partner, Kelli Ross, had signed Sissy to our record label and Ronnie Haffkine had started making plans to record her on the song, “John, You Went Too Far This Time!”, by the two writers who finished the song in my absence! After I heard her sing it, I knew why everyone was so excited!

When my album and Sissy’s single was finished, Morris Levy decided to send both of us out to promote our records at the same time…but not before one little thing. I convinced her to change her name to something more suitable for the times. She bit her lip and agreed to let herself be called Rainbo.”

From my book, “I Did It For A Song” Copyright 2011






52 Responses to “The Naked Truth about John Lennon and Yoko Ono, And An Outraged Sissy Spacek!”

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    • joe mignogna Says:

      Lets be honet here, i joe mignogna of magnolia nj believe that yoko ono IS the most beautiful naked person in the universe. Yoko and john are the sexiest naked couple in the world. I always wanted to go to new york and take my clothes off and hang out with them. Yoko doesn’t need defending but not many people say this but i hope she does something naked again. I’m not a stalker although she is a great subject. I just think it’s time. I love you Yoko. joe mignogna magnolia

  2. Sharon East Says:

    I wasn’t catch’in why she was outraged. I’m sure she was about his death. Can you help me reach Sissy our dad had a dying message for her, her real Dad.

  3. Bill Compton Says:

    Hi Jim. Photos i received. Thanks

  4. barry marshall Says:

    Hi, actually, I wrote John you went too far this time. Arti never wrote a word of it. I understand how these things happen and I really don’t care that much, but a real credit would be nice. The composers were Barry Marshall and Ron Dulka. Hard to believe but I actually just got a check for that tune.
    ane here it is forty years later. Who would have thought!

  5. Artie Wayne Says:

    Barry…I never said I wrote your song. I said I made some suggestions as publishers sometimes do. I’m sorry I forgot your names but 40 years is a long time.

    Regards, Artie

  6. Kenny Graff Says:

    I’m an old friend of Ronnie Dulka and met Barry back in southern CT many years ago during Jimmy Ienner’s stint at Peer. Would like to know where the boys are these days. Please forgive any website abuse. Unfortunately, was not ever made aware of the “John” song but found it intriguing and entertaining.

  7. joe mignogna Says:

    the picture of yoko and john naked is my favorite yoko ono john lennon picture. yoko is very beautiful inside and outside. I love to see her naked again. joe mignogna magnolia nj

  8. joe mignogna Says:

    just the fact that they tryed on purpose not to be sexy and erotic made the picture sexy and erotic. joe mignogna

  9. nj Says:

    I have the album cover–but cant locate the album-
    is the cover worth anything?? just wondering–

  10. nj Says:

    I have the album cover –but no album – is it of any value??? curious— NJ

  11. Rick Says:

    Does anyone have any idea of what a copy may be worth autographed. It is in great shape and John signed it Oh Yea ! John Lennon and Yoko simply signed Yoko Ono. Any response to my email address would be greatly appreciated.

    Recentely diagnosed with asbestosis. Time to sell and travel (hopefully)
    PS Any offers will be considered

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    Does anyone have any idea of what a copy may be worth autographed. It is in great shape and John signed it Oh Yea ! John Lennon and Yoko simply signed Yoko Ono. Any response to my email address would be greatly appreciated.

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    Artie, What’s happened to your site ? Who is product ? Who is joe mignogna ? What do their comments have to do with the song ?

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