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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Imagine John Lennon

This Day in History: December 08, 1980

On this day in 1980, Beatles star John Lennon was brutally shot to death by an obsessed fan outside the Dakota Building in New York City. The world mourned the tragic death of a man who imagined only peace.

John Winston Lennon
 (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980)
 


 
 

Imagine if John Lennon were alive today. . .

Imagine, 1971
 

Imagine with Lyrics


From Music Review: John Lennon - Imagine
In 1971, John Lennon followed his first post Beatles solo release John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band with perhaps his best known album Imagine. Best known largely because of the strength of the single taken from it that has become something of a John Lennon anthem.  
Who can forget that film of him at his grand piano in the white room of his Tittenhurst Park mansion in Berkshire?

Photo Credit: Tittenhurst Park

Who can forget the message behind the lyrics of the song itself?
 
Who can forget the emotional scenes outside the Dakota Building during which the song was played over and over again when news of his murder became public?
The word Imagine fittingly became the centre of the display at the Strawberry Fields memorial in Central Park. 

 
Imagine, the John Lennon Memorial

Imagine if John Lennon were alive today. . .