John Lennon 2016 New Mayfair Frame
On October 10, 1980, John Lennon is in the Hit Factory Studios where John and Yoko Ono are recording and mixing Double Fantasy. Los Angeles Times music critic Robert Hilburn is also there interviewing John. At some point during the evening, John's personal assistant, Fred Seaman, had set up on the console in front of Hilburn and Lennon a new RCA video camera and began filming. During the interview Jack Douglas is playing an excerpt from Star Wars at an incredibly loud volume, splicing the audio from a laser fight into Ono's Beautiful Boys. This was to be the only video interview of John Lennon in 1980 wearing his signature Mayfair glasses. Just under one month later he was assassinated by a deranged fan.