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Song by John Lennon

from the album Imagine

Released October 8, 1971
Recorded June 23, 1971-July 5, 1971
Genre Rock, Symphonic Rock
Length 3:43
Label Apple/EMI
Writer John Lennon
Producer John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Phil Spector
Imagine track listing
How Do You Sleep?
Oh Yoko!

How? is a song from John Lennon's second solo album Imagine, released in 1971. It is a contemplative song inspired by the Primal Therapy he was undergoing with his wife Yoko Ono, where he faced many personal questions such as "How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?". This song also shows his thoughts about the world in general (such as "And the World is so tough; Sometimes I feel I've had enough").

The sound of "How?" is typical of several of the songs on "Imagine", including the title track and "Jealous Guy", with Lennon on piano and string overdubs, something which hadn't featured on his previous album "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band".


The song was covered by the band Stereophonics as a B-side to the song Handbags and Gladrags.


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