Wenner caught the couple at a time when the breakup of The Beatles was still fresh and acrimonious, Plastic Ono Band was first released, and John and Yoko's emotions had been laid bare through intense primal scream therapy. The lengthy interview was published in Wenner's Rolling Stone Magazine in two installments in early 1971 (January 21 and February 4, 1971 editions). Lennon later repudiated some of his more venomous statements in this interview and always decried the fact that Wenner published it in book form under the title "Lennon Remembers."
Oddly, the book was republished, with Yoko's assistance, upon the 20th anniversary of Lennon's death at about the same time that the Anthology book was released. It included elements that had been excised in the first edition. Lennon Remembers and Anthology present two startling different characterizations and recollections of the Beatle years.