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       "Hold On" is a song by John Lennon from the album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.


Recorded with just guitar, vocals, bass and drums, Hold On was completed in 32 takes at Abbey Road Studios, Abbey Road, London.

Unlike some of the other Plastic Ono Band arrangements, Hold On had a lightness of touch in its performance, from Lennon’s shimmering tremolo-treated guitar to Ringo Starr’s restrained drumming.

The song underwent some changes in the studio. At one point Lennon considered a fade-out at the end, and various tempos, drum patterns and lyrical changes were tested during the session. An extract from a bluesy version was included on 1998’s John Lennon Anthology box set.