Jim Keltner is one of the world’s most beloved session drummers. A true talent, he contributed to the solo recordings of three out of the four Beatles, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Randy Newman, Arlo Guthrie, Harry Nilsson, Bonnie Raitt, Yoko Ono and many more. Over the course of a decade, Keltner and Lennon established a close friendship, playing together on six of Lennon’s albums. In this interview Keltner gives us perspective on Lennon as a person and as an artist.
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