For those of you who are John Lennon fan's. I invite you to take a listen to a song. A song that was actually made by the beatles in the mid 90's as
part of a Beatles reunion, which they did for their Anthology.The song I refer to is called "Real Love"
Amazing right? 30 some odd years since they had broken up and they did this. As if they were never apart. Now you may wonder how they managed to get
John on the track, when he had been dead for so many years. Well, the track was actually Johns. It was a song he was working on, and sadly never got
to finish, due to his untimely death.
take a listen now, to the raw audio, in which the then remaining Beatles used to make the amazing song.
Rather beautiful, and perfect in it's own way.
However, something that not a lot of people have heard, was him still working out this song. Before he had it all written. Before he had the music
Real love started out being called "That's The Way The World Is.
Here now, is that song.
Enjoy a small piece of little known Lennon history in remembrance of the upcoming anniversary of his death.
May he rest in peace. May his music live on forever.
John Winston Lennon: October 9,1940- December 8, 1980
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I would also like to include one song written by Paul McCartney. This is a song that he wrote about John after he died. After being asked if he would
write a song about John, he said that he would not just sit down and write one, but if anything ever comes, he will...
Well, one came, and this is it.
I give to you:
John, you are missed but you will never be forgotten. You will live on in our hearts and through your beautiful music.
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We want to love them so much, and we do. We are supposed to. But when you dig, you find. Here are just a few things, there is much, much more. The
world is not what it seems. Mind you, these are quick source grabs. It's up to you and I and the rest of us to really do our due diligence. I have,
but I have no time to get into it right now. So here are some quickies.
You have so much to learn. I hope that someday, you will. And that goes for myself as well, so please don't take that as a hit. It is not. I think
you misunderstand me. I love the Beatles and I think John's work was phenomenal. I would like to see the heart he had in music today. We just simply
can not take things for face value any longer. It's what has got us into the situation we are in now. And that is my point. Fair enough?
Here it is. The day before the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's assassination.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I do not think it is an over statement to say that Mr. Lennon was one of the most ( If not the most) famous, powerful and
influential artists of the 20th century, if not of all time.
I find myself wondering just what kind of amazing music and art we missed out on from John and just what he would be doing today, if he were still
Something about John was that he never did music for other people. He always did it for himself and that is what made his music so unique compared to
what existed musically before he came onto the scene with The Beatles. The same can be said about the rest of The Beatles as well.
Something not a lot of people know is that the song Imagine, by John Lennon was originally being written as a Beatles song. In fact if you get the
album Let It Be... Naked, it comes with a fly on the wall CD where you can listen to them as they mess around in the studio, work out the sounds of
the album and even just goofing around.
On that, you can hear John Lennon pecking out the tune to Imagine. Quite amazing.
As a young boy I remember hearing this song and identifying with it even back then. Perhaps I was a strange one for being so concerned about the woes
of the world rather than going outside, and playing cops and robbers...
But listening to this music, it is impossible to deny the beauty, the genius, the art and the fact that John Lennon was in tuned to the universe and
the spiritual in a way that most others could only wish to be.
Take a listen now, to one of my favorite Lennon songs. The message is so amazingly simple yet, so amazingly complex.
Rest in peace my fellow dreamer.
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Some of you remember John Lennons... shall we say... creative protests. One that sticks out in my mind is Bed Peace Hair Peace.
This protest was one where he encouraged everyone to stay in bed and grow your hair until peace has been reached.
Ladies and Gentleman. The Spirit of John Lennon is very much alive in the hearts and souls of each of us. As he says, we can have peace. We can do it
In remembrance of John I am doing a small personal protest of my own, in the name of Peace. I would love to hear that others who are reading this will
do the same or something similar, but obviously, I can not force you. I wont even ask you to. Peace is a choice and it's up to you.
My personal protest is not much. But it is something. I have a plain white shirt. On it I have written messages of peace and love. I am going to wear
it for one week. Yes, I will be washing it each night. For one week people who pass me by on the streets will be reading messages such as " I love
you", " give peace a chance" "you wont get it unless you want it", "come together all together" and several other Lennon quotes regarding peace.
I wish to leave you all with this. A song by John Lennon that was actually recorded during one of the bed-ins. A very simple song with a very simple
message. Making it loud and clear, just exactly what he is saying to the people of the world.
Sing along with me? All We are saying, is give peace a chance!
So why not give peace a chance? What's it going to do? Kill you?
John Winston Lennon October 9th 1940 - December 8th 1980
Gone but never forgotten. Gone but lives on in our hearts, minds, souls and stereo systems.
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I remember hearing of John Lennon and his protest against the conditions at Attica state and in support of the inmates who rioted there.
He wrote a song called Attica State in which he write: ' Attica State, Attica State, We're all mates with Attica State. In a bit of an ironic twist
that no doubt would not have escaped him had he lived... The very man who assassinated John is housed at Attica state.... Something to think about
I can only imagine the clever pun he would have to say about that, if he were here today.
Peace and love everybody! Peace and love!
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Originally posted by SparkyP
Wow 30 years! I wonder what John Lennon would of made of the world today.
Peace and compassion.
In a lot of ways the world is not all that much different then it was when he was around. Unwanted wars, crooked politicians screwing over the little
man, Rich man stepping all over the poor man.
But then you have the horrible economy due to regulations being stripped away, which were put in place precisely to stop another economic
I can almost hear him today. Pushing people to peace, much in the same way he did in the past. I can hear his clever puns ans his goofy jokes and he
is saying something like.... Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans, so instead of planning to go buy a new TV, Why not
plan for peace?
Yes, I combined a couple of his old quotes.... but I don't know. It just sounds like something he would say today.
May he live on in our hearts and minds and through his music for all eternity, just in case one day intelligent life comes to earth. This way they
will see that we weren't all idiots.
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