Happy Birthday John Lennon

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  1. maxcok

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    Philosoper, poet, peace activist, searcher, artist extraordinaire, genius and dreamer.

    Had he not been tragically murdered, he might be 70 years old on Saturday.

    Had he done nothing else, creating this alone would be remarkable.


    ....................................Imagine.



    Thank you John. We could use your conscience to guide us now.
     
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    Google did a cool thing on the homepage.

    Imagine is one of my fave songs, but he did some other real cool ones too.
     
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    Too many to count. That one touches me like no other though.
     
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    I was so overwhelmed the day Mr. Lennon was killed. I said recently in another thread that I think about him and that day whenever I pass The Dakota. He has a brilliant body of work but whenever I think of that day I think of this song for some reason.
    Nobody Told Me
    For me that was the day that the music died.
     
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    A beautiful human being. I was living around the corner on 72nd and Columbus ave. the day he was shot. I am rarely shocked or surprised by anything but that day was truly sad. Thanks Max for the words I would have spoken.
     
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    I came late to the Lennon Fan Club; the Beatles were essentially the soundtrack of my childhood and I took them all very much for granted :redface:

    Personally I don't think he could ever better Across The Universe, which (according to Wikipedia) was credited as Lennon/McCartney but was in fact JL's creation.

    Of his later solo career, my personal faves are Instant Karma, and Marianne Faithful's version of Working Class Hero.
     
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    I'm not a big fan of JL's music except the early Beatles. I hate hippie stuff. But I remember being, I think, 17 and my mom woke me up in our little town saying JL had been killed. She was very upset. I like JL's music but this whole case is upsetting on a human level beyond his fame. The fact that his killer actually thinks he'll ever get out of prison as long as Yoko is alive is funny. Either way I know alot of folks think he's a musical genius and I can actually appreciate it and for that I'm sad he got murdered. From what I do nknow of his life besides music the world is def missing an angel!~
     
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    I feel exactly the same way.
     
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    Happy 70th John!
    The Beatles were, to quote a very overused phrase, the soundtrack to my life. They influenced my personality, outlook, attitude, career choice, and countless other facets of me in more ways than I could possibly relate. John, being the man whose vision that band was, probably most of all. To this day, I continually wonder what the music business, the world, and my life would have been like had he lived.
    We won't discuss the $$ I don't have that I spent on the reissues this week. :tongue:
    PS - my favourite John song: "Nowhere Man". It's a bit frightening to think that this is the one I most relate to...but there it is.
     
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! John Lennon,even though it was yesterday.
     
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    ^ Actually, it's today, so you're right on time for the party.




    ...........................> Happy Birthday!<
     
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    Easily my favorite song is Mind Games, because for me it embodies some of the most iconic ideals of the late 60s and early 70s...

    "We're playing those mind games together
    Pushing the barriers planting seeds
    Playing the mind guerrilla
    Chanting the Mantra peace on earth
    We all been playing those mind games forever
    Some kinda druid dudes lifting the veil
    Doing the mind guerrilla
    Some call it magic the search for the grail

    Love is the answer and you know that for sure
    Love is a flower you got to let it grow


    So keep on playing those mind games together
    Faith in the future out of the now
    You just can't beat on those mind guerrillas
    Absolute elsewhere in the stones of your mind
    Yeah we're playing those mind games together
    Projecting our images in space and in time

    Yes is the answer and you know that for sure
    Yes is surrender you got to let it go


    So keep on playing those mind games together
    Doing the ritual dance in the sun
    Millions of mind guerrillas
    Putting their soul power to the karmic wheel
    Keep on playing those mind games together
    Raising the spirit of peace and love
    (I want you to make love, not war
    I know you've heard it before)
    "

    Maybe I admire his confidence and conviction in the counter-culture movement...not so much that I'm a counter-culturalist...but in the context of the 1970s he was a leading voice in those who questioned the status quo and asking society to think outside the box.

    That was pretty cool, and I appreciate his contributions...
     
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    It`s fantastic.
     
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    This photo was taken by Annie Leibovitz in the morning before John's murder

    and used on the cover of this quiet, simple song, released posthumously in 1982.





    love
     
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