As owner of the Fillmore West in San Francisco and Fillmore East in New York, Graham ran two of the most beloved music venues in the country during the time of this interview. In June '69, the clubs had only been open for a little more than a year and were already wildly successful; however, Graham would close them the next year.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono – December 17th 1969: Interviewed at legendary rockabilly musician Ronnie Hawkins’ ranch outside Toronto, the couple details their new campaign for peace. They discuss a week they spent earlier in the month with camera crews for two British documentaries, a newly released live album, and a benefit concert they had recently played in London. Just two days prior, posters had been put up in twelve cities around the world bearing the enduring, simple message, “WAR IS OVER! IF YOU WANT IT Happy Christmas from John & Yoko.”
The UnStoppables is based on forward-author Graham Weston's experience growing Rackspace from a start-up into an $8 billion company, as well as fascinating case studies from such organizations as the Navy SEALs and Israeli Special Forces.
This story is an alternative but possibly true account of the reported sinking of the ship S.S. Politician in 1942. The ship was loaded with cargo destined for Barbados. This was the personal possession of Prince Edward, Prince of Wales, and Mrs. Simpson. The original story was written by Sir Compton MacKenzie, who at that time was a member of the secret service. His book Whisky Galore, later made into a film of the same name, may have been a cover-up.