Happy Birthday John Lennon

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John Lennon

October 9, 1940- December 8, 1980

John Lennon

John Winston Lennon was born in Liverpool on this day in 1940. He would have been 69 today had he not been tragically murdered outside his hotel in Manhattan.


From the day he picked up his first guitar, the music world was never the same. As a founding member of the Beatles, John Lennon took music to new levels and led the way for a social and cultural revolution. Whether you agreed with his methodology or not, Lennon’s intentions evoked a simple philosophy:

Give Peace A Chance

From the Beatles debut album, 1963's Please Please Me, to Abbey Road six years later, every record represented a considerable artistic progression. But all of them were themed around peace, love and good will towards your fellow man. This was a message that John Lennon constantly spread in his music, his art, his interviews, and, sadly posthumously.

Imagine all the people living life in peace…

Give Peace A Chance Sessions

I recently went to visit my old stomping grounds in Manhattan with my dear friend Christy who had never been north of DC. We immediately gravitated to Strawberry Fields in Central Park to spend a few minutes. It turned out to be a few hours as an impromptu band had set up and played Beatles tunes. People just continued to stop and listen, and before you knew it, there was a large group just singing Beatles songs and sharing a moment of peace and music in the middle of the world’s craziest of cities. John Lennon himself probably would have been proud to see people of all ages, colors and backgrounds gathering as one with a shared goal:

And the world will be as one…

Christy and Me at the John Lennon Memorial in Central Park

So, today my fellow Rainers, take a moment out of your busy day to watch the attached video and when you’re done, go out into the world and…

Give Peace A Chance

Give Peace A Chance


Imagine All the People Living Life In Peace...

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Caren - Music is a huge part of my life. I almost feel it's my obligation to keep those who've left us in the forefront so they're never forgotten. Give peace a chance. What an easy concept to grasp.

Robin - I got to meet Yoko at a restaurant in NYC years back. She was very, very sweet. I'm not so crazy about her style of music, but she and John were a great couple who obviously loved one another very much.

Kristin - You were in NYC and you didn't call me? I would have made the drive up to celebrate John Lennon with you guys!

Oct 10, 2009 01:52 AM #30
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Craig, well it did turn out to be  a Lennon/Beatles tribute night that lasted longer than it should have for all the work I need to accomplish today...not complaining...I had fun going from CD to Turntable to tape deck...to Air Guitar!!! 

What incredible music came out of that time period.  I have about 700 albums on vinyl, another 650-700 CD's and about 200 tapes mostly ones that I have made myself.  So, I'm never at a loss for really good music when I'm in the mood.  I usually do a weekly music night that also goes on much longer than it should.  Thanks for the post.

Oct 10, 2009 06:41 AM #31
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Craig very nice tribute, it's so better to remember the birth rather than the death of someone so special. Lennon/Mc Cartney...amazing
Oct 10, 2009 12:59 PM #32
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What a fabulous tribute.

My father worked with the beatles at abbey road for the first 2 albums and had great stories of Lennon and his character ! ... I have made many trips to Strawberry Fields over the years....

Nicely done my friend

Oct 10, 2009 02:32 PM #33
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Nick - We'll have to get together and share some music as much of my taste comes from the same era as yours. My collection is quite huge as well with over 500 CD's 300 LP's (yes, my turntable still spins every now and then!) and over 1,000 cassettes. I live for the live music and much of my collection is concert recordings.

And I can play a mean Air Guitar too!!!

David - Really now, can you think of any other duo who wrote better music than Lennon and McCartney?

Sheldon - Now that's a cool story! I'll bet your dad has some pretty amazing stories to share! Is your dad credited on any of those LP's? Is he getting royalties?

 

Oct 10, 2009 02:45 PM #34
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He was the sound engineer for the Love Me Do days, and he is credited in a number of their books, including the 'Abbey Road Book' :o)

... one of the coolest memories was that he took my mom one day to the studio at Abbey Road and introduced her to them ... she fainted !!!!

Oct 10, 2009 11:35 PM #35
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Craig, speaking of spouses of famous people, I saw Soon-Yi having lunch with a friend in Venice. I remembered reading that she and Woody Allen really like Venice, but I didn't go over and ask, What's Up Tiger Lily?, because she's too young to remember that. Cheers, Robin
Oct 11, 2009 02:13 AM #36
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Dear Craig,

I have to agree with Greg Wynn, it would have been very fitting for them to give the Nobel Peace Prize to John on his birthday. It looks like you had fun in NYC. I too have been to Strawberry Fields in the city, although it has been about three years. It is a lovely place!!

;)

 

Oct 11, 2009 02:57 AM #37
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Craig, I just might take you up on that.  I've got a golfing buddy that recently moved to Pinehurst with his wife...next time I'm out your way I'll give you a call.

Oct 12, 2009 03:17 PM #38
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Sheldon - That's just too cool. Who knew I knew someone who knew the Beatles!

Robin - There's some funny there! OK, a lot of funny there!

Betina - We're going to have to start a petition to get John Lennon the Nobel Peace Prize. I can't think of anyone more deserving. As far as having fun in NYC....No doubt!!! I always have fun when I go back to my old stomping grounds. Glad you got to visit there. Next time let me know and I'll show you some of the cool places to hang out.

Nick - I'm not afraid my friend! You call and we'll get together.

 

Oct 13, 2009 08:04 AM #39
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Craig, you should be...I'm a very dangerous individual with a golf club in my hand.

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So Craig-you didn't put the pic in of you playing the "air" guitar. I am disappointed. LOL
Oct 14, 2009 08:03 AM #41
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Nick - Leave the clubs in Pinehurst! We've got some tunes to listen to!

Debra - Well you know I'd never want to disappoint you...How's this?.....I'm doing my Jimi Hendrix air guitar impression..........

Hey Joe. Where ya goin' with that gun in your hand?

Oct 14, 2009 08:36 AM #42
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Hey Craig, that Claudette woman just called you "wacky" on another post...she was being kind...love Hendrix!!

Oct 14, 2009 09:02 AM #43
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Nick - It's all good! She's a subscriber! Send me an email with your address and I'll send you a disc with every Hendrix LP, some live concerts, and some extra goodies on it. I'm a huge Hendrix fan. His "Blues" album is one of my all time favorites.

Oct 14, 2009 11:16 AM #44
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Craig, done.  Thank you, I'm looking forward to it.  Be sure to let me know if I can return the favor.  This has been a great post and stroll down memory lane.

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LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!!! LMAO!
Oct 15, 2009 12:27 PM #46
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Nick - Will do! Glad you enjoyed.

Debra - Hey, this is a family blog! You put your "A" from "LMAO" back where it belongs!!!

Oct 16, 2009 12:23 AM #47
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oooops okay ROFL! Hows that?
Oct 16, 2009 10:49 AM #48
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Debra - Considerably more appropriate!...Although the rolling on the floor thing....Ha! Ha! Ha!

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