John – lead, harmony and background vocals; rhythm and acoustic guitars; piano and keyboards; arranger and producer.
Yoko – lead and background vocals; arranger and producer.
Jack Douglas - arranger and producer.
Earl Slick – lead guitar.
Hugh McCracken – lead guitar.
Tony Levin – bass.
George Small – keyboards.
Andy Newmark – drums.
Arthur Jenkins – percussion.
Ed Walsh – oberheim, synthesizer.
Robert Greenidge – steel drum on "Beautiful Boy"
Matthew Cunningham – hammer dulcimer on "Watching the Wheels"
Randy Stein – English Concertina
Howard Johnson – horns.
Grant Hungerford – horns.
John Parran – horns.
Seldon Powell – horns.
George "Young" Opalisky – horns.
Roger Rosenberg – horns.
David Tofani – horns.
Ronald Tooley – horns.
Tony Davillo – horn arrangements and musical associate.
Michelle Simpson, Cassandra Wooten, Cheryl Mason Jacks, Eric Troyer, Benny Cummings Singers, The Kings Temple Choir – background vocals.
Toshihiro Hamaya – production assistant.
Julie Last – assistant engineer.
George Marino – original mastering and remastering.
Lee DeCarlo – engineer.
Jon Smith – assistant engineer.
Anthony Davilio – musical associate.
James A. Ball – assistant engineer.
Bob Gruen – photography.
Kishin Shinoyama – cover photo and photography.
Karla Merrifield – reissue art coordinator.
Nishi F Saimaru – photography.
David Spindel – photography.
Lilo Raymond – photography.
Christopher Whorf – artwork.
Bruce Replogle - publicist.