S3 E5 Mind Games – Jerry Leger

The Walrus Was Paul

10-03-2023 • 1 hr 55 mins

Host Paul Romanuk talks with singer/songwriter/musician Jerry Leger about John Lennon's 1973 album Mind Games.


You can find out about all things Jerry Leger at his official web site jerryleger.com Anything we discuss about his music, album covers and so on is on that site.

More information on host Paul Romanuk and The Walrus Was Paul podcast at Paul's official website romycast.com

Here's a link to a television commercial that was done in 1973 to promote Mind Games. I believe that's John Lennon you can hear laughing in the background.

We talk about John Lennon appearing on a syndicated US talk show - The Mike Douglas Show - where Lennon apparently came up with the idea for the song Only People. I have clear memories of running home from school that week to see John and Yoko on TV.

We talk about legendary US session drummer Jim Keltner. Here's a great interview he did with Ross Garfield (aka The Drum Doctor).

The album was recorded at The Record Plant in NYC. It's long gone. Here's a photo of Lennon in the control room. The guy with him in the yellow shirt is legendary engineer Roy Cicala.