John Lennon

  1. Today would have been his birthay 67Th!
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  3. by   Cursed Irishman
    for the longest time i disliked john lennon (thought he was a drugged out hippie), then i was forced to watch the u.s. v. john lennon, which changed my view of him....the man was very savy, intelligent, and seemed good natured....i've also started to dig his music

    funny thing is, when you watch that movie, they have sound bites of nixon and his crew saying the same things about vietnam, that bush says about iraq
  4. by   sharona97
    Quote from Cursed Irishman
    for the longest time i disliked john lennon (thought he was a drugged out hippie), then i was forced to watch the u.s. v. john lennon, which changed my view of him....the man was very savy, intelligent, and seemed good natured....i've also started to dig his music

    funny thing is, when you watch that movie, they have sound bites of nixon and his crew saying the same things about vietnam, that bush says about iraq
    I liked the way John would make one think. Either politically or personally, he had his own style. I think of him every year since he was senselessly shot.

    I had coffee with John's music this morning, my dh just knows that is how I start my day on Oct 9 every year.

    Thanks for remembering him too.
  5. by   ElvishDNP
    I didn't/don't agree with him on everything, but you're right sharona, he made you think. (I could live without having seen his and Yoko's naked butts, but I realize they were artists....)

    He may no longer be physically with us, but he definitely has left us a legacy of music and peace...both good things.

    Could you imagine a jam session with all the good ones who are no longer with us....
  6. by   sharona97
    Quote from Arwen_U
    I didn't/don't agree with him on everything, but you're right sharona, he made you think. (I could live without having seen his and Yoko's naked butts, but I realize they were artists....)

    He may no longer be physically with us, but he definitely has left us a legacy of music and peace...both good things.

    Could you imagine a jam session with all the good ones who are no longer with us....
    OMG, I just watched a show on Sundance about a Canadian train that went through the country with artists all aboard. Janis, Flying Burrito Bros, Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia...........

    Many times I didn't "get" John's Point of View ( too young and dumb), but his music I totally understood.
    Thanks for remembering him.

    Peace out.

    Sharona
    Last edit by sharona97 on Oct 9, '07 : Reason: spelling
  7. by   leslie :-D
    although i have many memories of him, 2 are distinct:

    -in 1965, i saw him on tv.
    he was being a clown, putting a child-size tshirt against his chest, and he flashed the doofiest smile for the camera.
    as a little girl, i thought it was hysterical and recognized that possibly i was developing my first crush.

    - in 1980, my grandpa died.
    he lived in nyc (queens).
    as we were driving up to the funeral home, there was a newspaper with huge headlines, stating john lennon had been shot and killed.
    i recall the absence of my brother, who was too upset to go to grandpa's funeral (because of john's death).

    i have his greatest hits cd.
    a talented man, indeed.
    happy birthday, johnny boy.

    leslie
  8. by   sharona97
    Jeez everybody, I started a fan club for John. (Not that he didn't have one before lol).

    Leslie,
    Thank you for remembering him. I saw him on TV in 1965 Ed Sullivan's show I think. Never could decide who I had the most crush on. John did have a profound affect on me. His lyrics, his debates (although sometimes didn't get it), his feeling about life, man..........lol

    I just celebrate John on Oct9 every year, plus it's Bonnie's birthday too ( an old neighbor........

    Imagine is my favorite song and Let it be is a mantra for me at times.

    Thanks again
  9. by   elkpark
    Looking at this thread reminds me that, at my first nursing job (back in the Dark Ages -- 1985), one of the staff nurses would note John Lennon's birthday each year on the B-I-G calendar hanging out at the nurses' station -- you know, along with Xmas, Easter, Labor Day, the 4th of July, etc. No one on the staff had a problem with considering it a major holiday.

    I still remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard that he was shot (sort of like JFK -- I remember his death v. clearly, also).
  10. by   sharona97
    Thanks Elkpark,

    What a tragic loss. He really did break the mold for one to get a point across,eh?

    My son's first degree was in the recording business, and worked in a Manhatten studio.

    Yoko was up in the "suite" 30mn prior to my tour. I sat down and played the same piano, you'd think i just won an emmy, I was so excited!

    I truly miss him and his lyrics.

    Thank you for remembering John.
  11. by   ElvishDNP
    I like his artwork. Can't afford it for my walls, but it's cool.

    My mom, on a visit to NYC, was walking fast trying to get some exercise and turned a corner around a building pretty quickly and sharply. Bumped right into this very short, petite Asian woman who apologized up one side and down the other for bumping into her (it was Mom's fault) and told her to have a wonderful day. She says it took a minute to register but once she realized, it was, "Holy ****, I just plowed into Yoko Ono!" She said Yoko was very pleasant. A little off-topic, I know.

    My absolute favorite Beatles is Let it Be.
    "There will be an answer...."
  12. by   sharona97
    Great Story! What a memory to cherish. aaaaahhhhthe good old days. I had a dilemma bothering me a few years back and I prayed for an answer. I dreamt I was sitting next to John on a bus, told him the story, and he told me just Let it Be. lol
  13. by   ElvishDNP
    Now, sharona, if you'll just humor me 'roundabout January 8, I'll be most appreciative!
  14. by   HM2VikingRN
    Oh man this takes me back to my teens. I woke up in my dorm room to the news of his death. Gage towers Mankato State.

    Thanks for posting this sharon...

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