The Dirty Mac Band (John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards & Mitch Mitchell)

The Dirty Mac were a one-time English super-group consisting of John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell that Lennon put together for The Rolling Stones TV special  “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus


The historic performance took place on December 11, 1968 at Intertel Studio, Wycombe Road, Wembley.  This was the first time that John Lennon, who was still a member of The Beatles had performed in public without the Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

The Dirty Mac John Lennon Eric Clapton Mitch Mitchell Keith Richards

The Dirty Mac John Lennon Keith Richards Mitch Mitchell Eric Clapton

The coolest part about the performance was The Dirty Mac decided to cover a Beatles song, the Lennon-penned track off the White Album,  “Yer Blues“.  Check it out…

Dirty Mac – Yer Blues by Gaspard_Elliott

The band then backed up Yoko Ono and violinist Ivry Gitlis on a track called “Whole Lotta Yoko” (essentially an extended blues jam featuring Yoko Ono on vocals).

The All-Star line-up:

The Dirty Mac Lennon Clapton Richards Mitchell

Eric Clapton – lead guitar (from Cream)
John Lennon (as “Winston Leg-Thigh”) – vocals, rhythm guitar (from The Beatles)
Mitch Mitchell – drums (from The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
Keith Richards – bass (from The Rolling Stones)

John Lennon Wearing A Rolling Stones “Tongue” Shirt

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