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Elastic Oz Band

“Every major country has a screw in its side, and in England it’s Oz.” So ran Apple’s press ad for ‘God Save Us’. “Oz,” the ad explained, “is England’s foremost underground newspaper. Oz is on trial for its life.” This was the famous Oz obscenity court case of 1971. As a fundraiser for the defence, John Lennon and Yoko Ono wrote ‘God Save Us’, which was issued under the ad-hoc name of the Elastic Oz Band.

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