Here is the 1971 John Lennon interview for Rolling Stone magazine: download MP3 (19 megs)
This is the famous interview in which Lennon utters the famous words "I can make a guitar speak," makes fun of Mick Jagger for "wiggling his ass," calls Paul's music "rubbish," and declares his dislike for Blood Sweat and Tears as well as "flutey Judy Collins music." It was this interview that inspired the great National lampoon parody Magical Misery Tour: download MP3
UPDATE: Here is the entire interview, as presented in podcast form last year by the BBC:
(Thanks to Colin and Belubettlo for these podcasts!)
Jann Wenner conducted this interview shortly after the album Plastic Ono Band had been released. Lennon spends the first part of the interview talking about the album and Arthur Janov's primal scream therapy that inspired it, before moving into the juicier subjects, including his view on The Beatles' sell-out (when Brian Epstein made them wear suits). Although the interview says "Part One," I'm not sure how much more of this interview is out there. Last year, BBC radio aired all or part of this.
Another interesting tidbit to come out of this interview is that The Beatles' Apple Store came very close to being a shop called "The White House" which would sell only white items.
Since we're on the eve of the anniversary of Lennon's murder 26 years ago, here once again are the MP3s of the dial scan of New York City's FM dial from that night, and The Professor's definitive post about that controversial recording: download broadband MP3 | download dialup MP3 | article
Thanks to The Professor and Douglas!