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Lennon's first solo album back in the charts after 50-years

John Lennon’s first solo album, John Lennon/ Plastic Ono Band, has soared back into the ARIA Albums chart half-a-century after its original release.

The iconic record has returned to the Top 50 in Australia for the first time since it was released in December of 1970.

Originally released in the wake of the Beatle's bust-up in 1970, it features classic Lennon tracks such as Mother, Love, Working Class Hero. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band was this year reissued to mark its 50th anniversary.

The reissue includes bonus tracks such as Give Peace A Chance, Cold Turkey and Instant Karma (We All Shine On) and there was also an eight-disc box set released that includes outtakes, jams, demos and alternate mixes.

Following its initial release in 1970, the album peaked at No. 3 in Australia in June, 1971.

*Original album cover art design concept by John Lennon, photo by Dan Richter.