Yoko Ono Feeling the Space Lyrics & Press Booklet [with Xerox annotations]
New York: Yoko Ono, 1973. Photocopied sheets of lyrics with New York Times clipping of piece written by Ono and flyer for performance. 8 1⁄2 x 11 in. Bound with one staple to top left corner. Very good, toning to edges, fold-out clipping torn and wrinkled at bottom edge. Item #6674
Typed lyrics with photocopied annotations in the hand of Yoko Ono for songs appearing on her fourth solo album Feeling the Space. Likely issued as promotional material prior to the release of the album, the first sheet advertises a week of performances in October 1973 at Kenny’s Castaways on 84th St, which were widely maligned in the music press.
An exceedingly scarce document of a strange moment in Ono’s career: a foray into explicitly feminist pop music that did not translate to a mainstream audience at a time when
her relationship with Lennon was strained. However, some hallmarks of Ono’s artistic vision are still present here, reveling in contradictions and creating opportunities for one to “feel the space.”.