Remembering John Lennon....his music and his life

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posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 10:19 AM
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Today is the 33rd anniversary of the assassination of John Lennon.
en.wikipedia.org...

I thought it would be a nice remembrance to post and listen to some of his music.
The world lost a wonderful person 3 decades ago.

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posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 10:24 AM
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This is how I remember John Lennon, a funny, charismatic guy... Before Yoko attempted to ruin him..

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posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 10:35 AM
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This is one of my all time favorites.
Back in the day, made John Lennon my favorite Beatle





and an interview on Dick Cavett in 1971
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posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 10:44 AM
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Lennon at his best:-




I attended The Beatles concert at Birmingham Town Hall in 1964. An experience never to be forgotten.



posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 10:49 AM
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Definitely!!!
One of my favorites, for sure.

Here's another



posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 11:15 AM
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Here is my contribution! My dub version of John and Platic Ono's "Freda People/ Bring On The Lucy"!

I made this. It was mastered in L.A by a famous Dub Reggae Mixman The Scientist!

I played all the instruments and sang on it.

Roll On John!



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posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 11:41 AM
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I liked John, definitely the most talented of the beatles imo.
I'm always surprised when people say Yoko ruined him. She made him happy, isn't that what counts?



posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 11:58 AM
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VoidHawk
I liked John, definitely the most talented of the beatles imo.
I'm always surprised when people say Yoko ruined him. She made him happy, isn't that what counts?


Yes I totally agree. She is a very bright Soul and she made him happy.

I listen more to John and Yoko than I do to The Beatles. I love to hear John ranting about it all in his music. He was very informative to me about this world that he said was run by,

"Insane people with insane objectives...".

He then went on to say that they would lock him up and call him insane for saying that.


John was a very loving and experimental guy. Like the rest of us he learned along the way.



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posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 12:15 PM
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Yes, she was good for him.
Being happy is important.
I always felt his path was better than the one Paul took....although I bet Paul made a lot of $$$




posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 12:26 PM
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Revolution9

VoidHawk
I liked John, definitely the most talented of the beatles imo.
I'm always surprised when people say Yoko ruined him. She made him happy, isn't that what counts?


Yes I totally agree. She is a very bright Soul and she made him happy.

I listen more to John and Yoko than I do to The Beatles. I love to hear John ranting about it all in his music. He was very informative to me about this world that he said was run by,

"Insane people with insane objectives...".

He then went on to say that they would lock him up and call him insane for saying that.


John was a very loving and experimental guy. Like the rest of us he learned along the way.



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I was tempted to post about what John was telling us about the world but didn't want to ruin the thread. I think a look at that side of him would make an intersting topic.



posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 12:32 PM
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VoidHawk

Revolution9

VoidHawk
I liked John, definitely the most talented of the beatles imo.
I'm always surprised when people say Yoko ruined him. She made him happy, isn't that what counts?


Yes I totally agree. She is a very bright Soul and she made him happy.

I listen more to John and Yoko than I do to The Beatles. I love to hear John ranting about it all in his music. He was very informative to me about this world that he said was run by,

"Insane people with insane objectives...".

He then went on to say that they would lock him up and call him insane for saying that.


John was a very loving and experimental guy. Like the rest of us he learned along the way.



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I was tempted to post about what John was telling us about the world but didn't want to ruin the thread. I think a look at that side of him would make an intersting topic.


It would make a great topic. I wish this thread could get a few more people commenting. I hope the OP doesn't mind if we appreciate some of John's views here?



posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 12:33 PM
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DontTreadOnMe
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Yes, she was good for him.
Being happy is important.
I always felt his path was better than the one Paul took....although I bet Paul made a lot of $$$



My thoughts exactly. I think John had so much more going on in his head, and it came out in his music, for example-


Paul was more a business man and that influenced his writing style.



posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 12:48 PM
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IMHO, we should do whatever to honor his life.
Whether music or whatever.

In fact, I'm going to change the title to "his music and his life" and move it to chit chat.......



posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 12:48 PM
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He and Paul made a great song writing team and it had that magic of collaboration. They are very different people.

Paul is a more commercial artist encouraging mass appeal. He is in it for the business, too.

Seems like John had a lot of other "business" going on in his mind and life.

He certainly lived up to being a Performance Artist.

He changed a lot through his life, too. Also, he did like his drugs and alcohol at times. We all have to admit that was part of his art, the same as guys like Jim Morrison.

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posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 01:12 PM
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You are sorely missed Mister Lennon.



No thread to John would be complete without taking note of just how crazy Yoko really is:



-Peace-



posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 01:18 PM
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John Lennon shot dead

1980: John Lennon shot dead
Former Beatle John Lennon has been shot dead by an unknown gunman who opened fire outside the musician's New York apartment.
The 40-year-old was shot several times as he entered the Dakota, his luxury apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side, opposite Central Park, at 2300 local time.
He was rushed in a police car to St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, where he died.
His wife, Yoko Ono, who is understood to have witnessed the attack, was with him.

Shots heard
A police spokesman said a suspect was in custody, but he had no other details of the shooting.
"This was no robbery," the spokesman said, adding that Mr Lennon was probably shot by a "deranged" person.
Witness reports say at least three shots were fired and others have claimed they heard six.
There are also reports Mr Lennon staggered up six steps into the vestibule after he was shot, before collapsing.

Jack Douglas, Lennon's producer, said he and the Lennons had been at a studio called the Record Plant in mid-town earlier in the evening and Lennon left at 2230.
Mr Lennon said he planned to have some dinner and then return home, Mr Douglas said.

Fans at scene
The Lennons are said to have left their limousine on the street and walked up the driveway when the gunman opened fire.
It is unclear whether the man had been lying in wait in the entrance to the building for Mr Lennon, or whether he came up behind him.
Witnesses describe the gunman as a "pudgy kind of man", 35 to 40 years old with brown hair.

Other former band members, Paul McCartney, guitarist George Harrison and drummer Ringo Starr are thought to have been informed of Lennon's murder.

Source

Refering back to what member Revolution9 just posted


I love to hear John ranting about it all in his music. He was very informative to me about this world that he said was run by,

"Insane people with insane objectives...".

He then went on to say that they would lock him up and call him insane for saying that.


Personally I think they did more than just lock him up, they completely shut him down!



posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 01:22 PM
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posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 01:51 PM
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I sure love the Beatles and especially John Lennon.. He was by far a very talented man...


And this one below, me and my dad sang this last year for Christmas at my grandpas house. My dad plays guitar and had just learned it and we sang together and it was very nice.
Happy Christmas

^^ I had forgotten how sad the video was.. It gave me chills...

We need to come together and stop bickering over bevels and just send out love. We need to be united but it seems we are still all so divided... It saddens my heart.

PRACE AND LOVE IS WHAT WE NEED!!!

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posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 03:18 PM
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Bunch of old hippies in here .



One of my favs.
I like Herbies cover
Another cover from my newest fav. cult movie.


I still remember where I was when I heard the news.
I sat in stunned silence for about 20 minutes.
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posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 05:58 PM
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Got to say I disagree with a lot of the comments made here.

I mean no disrespect to Lennon and I recognise that he and The Beatles mean a lot to a hell of a lot of people.
Personally I find The Beatles overrated and if I'm being honest Lennon a bit of a fake.

Sure, some Beatles songs are good, a few even very good but there were many talented bands around at the time; The Who, The Stones, The Small Faces, The Kinks etc.

I accept their influence on music and even society as a whole - they were the figurehead and representative of a shift in social values and mores - but I just don't think they were the best.

I find much of Lennon's solo material pretentious, boring and even middle-of-the road.

The beauty of music - it is a subjective and personal thing, we all have different tastes and perspectives.

I wouldn't even have posted anything in this thread if it weren't for the almost deification like worship afforded Lennon.
Who am I or anyone to judge another?
But we've got to recognise Lennon could be a very selfish individual who abandoned his first wife and son and had numerous affairs during his relationship with Yoko Ono.
Many people who were close to Lennon relate tales of his arrogance and at times complete disregard and contempt for those around him.

Whilst preaching and singing of love Lennon amassed a huge personal fortune, actively enjoyed all the trappings and excesses this provided whilst doing very little at all to actually change anything.
At the time Liverpool was one of the poorest city's in the UK, (it's fortunes may not have changed drastically since), yet Lennon did nothing practical to help both the city and it's people.

Lennon is by no means unique in all this and I don't doubt for one minute that he was genuine in his beliefs, but he most definitely did not practice what he preached and it's the idolisation of him that I can't stomach.

Just my thoughts for what little they are worth and there really is no intent to upset or offend anyone.

Oh, and if anyone has any stories / info etc that may prove contrary to what I've said please let me know - I genuinely would like to be wrong about my appraisal of Lennon.

ETA.

P.S. And I'd just like to add nobody deserves to die the way he did.
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