Saturday, October 9, 2010

Remembering John

Right now I should be at a John Lennon concert celebrating his 70th birthday at Madison Square Garden, in his adopted city. John should be performing from a set list reflecting an additional 30 years of his musical genius. We'll never know what more he would have given the world; with The Beatles and as a solo artist, John always surprised us with his creativity and vision. What we can do is celebrate what he left us as a musician and a spokesman for peace and a better world, epitomized in "Imagine," which he sang in Madison Square Garden in 1972:

John and Yoko used their 1969 "Bed-Ins For Peace" in Montreal and Amsterdam as an innovative way to encourage everyone to "Give Peace a Chance":

In "Instant Karma," John told us to live fully and recognize our common humanity:

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