"I'd like to thank Elton and the boys for having me on tonight."
On November 16, the song was on top of the Billboard charts and twelve days later John Lennon would make the last live concert appearance of his life.
Today, let's taste the songs he sang that night, thirty-eight years ago.
"Whatever Gets You Through The Night"
"Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"
"I Saw Her Standing There"
All these years later, the thought of what might have been still breaks my heart.
But today we celebrate what was.