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Saturday, October 9, 2010

A Tribute to John Lennon

      Today I would like to take a short moment to dedicate this post to John Lennon.  He would have been 70 years old today.  He is truly my favorite singer and always will be!



           John Lennon was born, October 1940 in Liverpool. During his childhood, he saw little of his father, Freddie, who went AWOL, whilst serving in the navy. For several years, John was brought up by his mother’s sister Mimi.
                      In his early years John was a mischievous students, who would be quick to take the micky out of teachers and other student. Whilst in his early teens he got his first guitar and would spend many hours playing. His aunt Mimi, used to regularly say:
“The guitar's all very well, John, but you'll never make a living out of it."
            After, the Beatles were famous John presented Mimi with a silver platter out of this.
            In the late 1950s John formed a rock group called the Quarry Men Skiffle Band. This was the precursor to the Beatles. In 1957 he met and formed a successful musical partnership with Paul McCartney. They complemented each other very well. Lennon focused on the more satirical aspects and McCartney veered towards the more optimistic cheerful qualities. Lennon was considered the leader of the Beatles, due to his superior age and also his musical abilities. It was, however, McCartney who persuaded Lennon to allow George Harrison to enter the band as lead guitarist.

              John Lennon was no stranger to controversy. In the early 1960s, he made an off the cuff remark about Jesus that landed the group in a mire of controversy. John Lennon said that “the Beatles were more popular than Jesus Christ.” He claimed this was a mere observation, which was probably true in England. Nevertheless, it led to a boycott amongst the deep south Christians. There was also a wave of record burnings, although Lennon wrly remarked that to burn them they had to buy them first.

          In 1969 the Beatles had started to split up, it was John Lennon who was the main factor behind this. After 1970 John Lennon created a very successful solo career, often with the help of his second wife Yoko Ono.  In the early 1970s John Lennon also became a figurehead for the anti war Movement. His song “Give Peace a Chance” became an anthem for the anti-war movement. Due to his anti war stance the Nixon administration tried to have him deported, but after a long struggle he was able to gain a green card in 1976. His song “Imagine” has also become a tremendously influential song; it was voted most popular song by the British public.


          John was shot on the evening of December 8th 1980 by a lunatic of a man who sat and waited for the police to arrive.  Truly a sad sad day in history.  

If you haven't listened to this or just not lately, I encourage all to watch this.

37 comments:

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Michele said...

Cool post man!!

happybuffet said...

God, I love John Lennon. Have you seen the "I met the walrus" interview? You should check it out if you haven't.

Jackie said...

This is awesome, keep it up Bro !

thecatzpajamas said...

..i saw him in googleee so famous

Barnacle said...

rip

Jehabbi said...

Ah good old John Lennon!

L3K5 B1N4R13 said...

RIP John, you are truly one of our national heros.

Katie Greene said...

i was more of a rolling stones guy, but yes, john lennon was pretty awesome

Willow said...

RIP John, you're missed.

richie said...

RIP johnny!!!

miecak said...

Nice post

Biff Tanner said...

THE MAN!

Fuuuuuuuu said...

I just got done with my GTL session this morning, and I was amused by your post

keep up the solid work!

OneFourSeven said...

Lennon was a creative genius.

Come At Me Bro said...

Love it!

Zyphbork said...

John Lennon <3

River said...

He was ahead of his time.

joanna.elherro said...

i had to break out some beatles for his bday. <3

tortacular said...

legit! Keep them coming.

nick said...

what a great post for a great man..

kmartsmartsuperstar said...

The world misses John! I know I do! Oustanding musician and human being.

amidoinitrite? said...

good job here!

you just inspired more bubbles on "Enhanced by MS Paint"... check it out!

Miles Prower said...

anyone else seen the google thing where he drew the logo it was cool

JP said...

RIP john!

Nailgun said...

Lennon the legend

nick said...

wish he was still alive

Splash87 said...

Man I really like his work, actually had some Beatles playing as I read this.

tortacular said...

great stuff! MORE

James said...

me rikey

snoobyy said...

nice tribute. RiP john!

YouNostalgiaYouLose said...

RIP, what a great man

Bublee said...

Wow. I loved Lennon. i only know one song on the piano and it is "Imagine". Thats all I need to know. Love you John.

nubilus said...

rip indeed, beatles paved the way for alternative music

Donkote said...

great singer, Imagine is also one of my favorite songs of all time

Seb said...

damn hippies
*runs away* :p

kkazzamm said...

deep secret ... me likes some Julian Lennon ...
:x shhh dont tell anyone

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