Saturday, October 09, 2010

John Lennon's Birthday

John Lennon was born on the 9th October 1940 and would be 70 today if that bastard Mark Chapman had not shot him on 8th December 1980. It's hard to believe that he was only 40 when he died - I'm not the only one who still finds this hard to believe. In today's New York Post, Andy Soltis writes, in an article entitled Still hard to imagine he's gone, that "Yoko Ono said she still hasn't come to terms" with his death.

I'm listening to Imagine as I write this. He is one of my most listened to artists on my iPod - I never tire of hearing either his songs as a solo artist, or as a Beatle. Google have marked his birthday with an excellent "Google Doodle", which is available on YouTube - click video below to see.

Imagine no possessions, 
I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger, 
A brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people,
Sharing all the world.

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