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.
edit on 7-12-2010 by gimme_some_truth because: (no reason given)