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25th Anniversary Of The Death Of John Lennon  
User currently offlineAtco2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 1114 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2790 times:

Today is the 25th Anniversary of the death of John Lennon  Sad

http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/lennon/


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User currently offlineAtco2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 1114 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2783 times:

Just seen that the Thomson B757-200 G-BYAP is named after Mr. Lennon...


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User currently offlineMsllsmith From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 396 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2770 times:

Thank you for taking note of this anniversary.

I had considered starting a post about it. A "What were you doing when you heard John Lennon was killed?" sort of post..... and then I realized, the vast majority of folks on this site weren't born yet.

His legacy of poetry, music and art lives on. So much so, it's hard to know where to begin.

I was in my studio downtown and on the way to the subway when a friend stopped me to tell me. I remember being stunned. Try to imagine  Smile sitting on the #6 Uptown local subway and 3/4 of the people in tears. I just kept thinking, "You're not supposed to die for your art..." It was just so unfair.

Yoko did a beautiful world wide tribute to him in the form of a simultaneous "10 minutes" of silence. One of the great conceptual art pieces ever done in my opinion. The collective sadness of the scene here in Central Park that day is difficult to describe. Thousands of people standing in total silence with only the whir of helicopters overhead and the sound of cameras .....

I believe it's appropriate to take a moment and give a nod to a lost artistic treasure.



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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2756 times:

Any kind of murder or assination like that is certainly a tragedy. I know that Mr Lennon made a huge impact on society and was one of the most talented singers and musicians who ever lived.

*BUT*

That song..."Imagine"....where Mr Lennon calls for Global Communism...

The SOB was just asking for it by putting out a song like that.

Sorry. But he was.


User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2750 times:

Quoting Msllsmith (Reply 2):
What were you doing when you heard John Lennon was killed

Not sure about when he was killed, but when it was first announced I was home watching Mondat Night Football. Howard Cosell made the terrible announcement during the broadcast.


User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

Quoting Msllsmith (Reply 2):
"What were you doing when you heard John Lennon was killed?"

I was a child by then and I remember when my mother told me that one of The Beatles was kille, she was in a shock (we are huge Beatles fans in my family), it was so sad to hear such a bad news. Then we talked a lot about the fact that The Beatles would never be 4 again. The illusion of seeing them togheter definitely vanished... now I imagine.

Alphafloor



Whatever
User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

Quoting Matt D (Reply 3):
The SOB was just asking for it by putting out a song like that.

Sorry. But he was.

So you're advocating murder? Right.


User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8544 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2735 times:
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I read somewhere that LPL use the slogan "Above us only sky" taken from the lyrics of "Imagine" which is nice and poetic .... also heard a joke ( at least , I hope it was a joke ) that the baggage handlers were going to get in to the spirit of things and adopt "imagine no possessions" as their slogan


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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8544 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2732 times:
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Quoting Matt D (Reply 3):
That song..."Imagine"....where Mr Lennon calls for Global Communism...

I think you are confusing Mr Lennon with Mr Lenin - I dont recall any references to Global Communism in the lyrics of "Imagine"



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User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 40
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2729 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 8):
I think you are confusing Mr Lennon with Mr Lenin - I dont recall any references to Global Communism in the lyrics of "Imagine"

 biggrin   bigthumbsup 



Whatever
User currently offlineA319114 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 8):
I think you are confusing Mr Lennon with Mr Lenin - I dont recall any references to Global Communism in the lyrics of "Imagine"

LOL, that's a great one Big grin



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User currently offlineAMSGOT From Sweden, joined Jun 2005, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2723 times:

Quoting Msllsmith (Reply 2):
"What were you doing when you heard John Lennon was killed?"

At the age of 3, I was probably playing with my cars... Later, I understood the impact of his murder. I have a huge interest in music. The Beatles and John Lennon certainly made me love and understand the impact of music!



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7511 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2715 times:

Quoting Msllsmith (Reply 2):
What were you doing when you heard John Lennon was killed?

As a 15 year old at the time, I recall that evening fairly well. I was at home hanging up some indoor Christmas lights in the living room at the time Lennon's slaying made the news.

IIRC shortly after his death, sales of the Double Fantasy album (which was languishing in sales when it debuted a few months earlier) soared off the charts.



Edited to add:

For about a week, every issue of the Boston Herald (it was still officially called the Boston Herald American back then) had several pages paying tribute to the former-Beatle. Along the top of those pages had several images (either 5 or 6) of Lennon featuring his various appearances (looks) from 1964 to 1980.

[Edited 2005-12-08 17:38:59]


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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

The ultimate tribute.



User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 4):
when it was first announced I was home watching Mondat Night Football. Howard Cosell made the terrible announcement during the broadcast

 checkmark  I remember that quite well - Patriots and Dolphins. I was a senior in HS and was also playing in a band that did a several Beatles tunes. Just a senseless thing it was.


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2689 times:

I remeber the day.

I was in Germany visiting my grandparents and prepping for Christmas.

I was only 12 at the time and not a Beatles fan, but somehow knew this was a big thing and listened with great interest to the broadcast on German TV.



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2687 times:

being 18, older folks always disregard my sadness of Mr. Lennons death. I am a huge Beatles fan and John Lennon fan as well. To me his death is and forever will be a national tradgedy. We should never forget his contribution to music and attempting to bring the world together through that medium.

"Imagine all the people."



Regards,
Justin



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13040 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

John Lennon was a human being with his own flaws but was one of greats of popular music. What is sad is that this man of celeberty but who didn't act like some diva as well as encouraged peace became a victim of his celeberty and died violently.
One of the saddest legacies from John Lennon's death and that of other celeberties since then, is how many celebs are more isolated from their fans, adding more and more bodyguards and securty, not be able to enjoy walking down the street without harrassment or fear of another nut case or even a terrorist killing or hurting them. We have seen the 'papparazi' become more agressive and obsessive due to the celeberties isolation for their safety and privacy due to that and other such acts creating an ever esclating pattern of problems for celeberties and the pappariazi. It is a sad that his death becomes a symbol of the dark side of celebity.


User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2664 times:

I am not advcocating murder at all. But let's face it....when you sing a song like "Imagine", you are just asking for trouble.

And let's examine some of the lyrics to the song in question:

Imagine there's no country
No posessions
No heaven or hell below us
No religion too
...theres no countries

and the world will live as one


Now if THAT isn't a perfect-albeit brief-description of Global Communism, I don't know what is. I don't think that Johhny was suggesting that everyone pat each other on the back and be nice to each other.


User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17355 posts, RR: 46
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

Can someone refresh my memory...what was the killer's motive?


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User currently offlineLnglive1011yyz From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1608 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

I was 2 years old when John Lennon died.

Thankfully, my mother and father, who grew up with the Beatles, and as fans of John Lennon also played the music frequently around me.

My earliest memories are of my mother and father singing "Beautiful Boy" and "Watching the Wheels" to me. Dad used to sing "Woman" to my mom all the time too.

I don't remember the day, but my parents thankfully saved the newspaper from that day. I have it, and I will keep it for as long as I can.

Subsequently, throughout my life, I've become a Beatles fan, and am a large fan of JL's work.

Controversial, outspoken, talented, and a legend.

One of my most favourite Beatles songs is "In My Life", and when they played it on the radio this morning, made me think of MY life, the people in my life, and all the people I work with, and cherish.

Thankfully, one of our radio stations here in Toronto is playing Beatles and Lennon songs *all* day, without playing anything else. It's quite a tribute, and after listening to 5 hours of it so far, I'm not bored of it, and it's a poignant example of the impact this man had on music.

Thanks JL for all the good times!

1011yyz (mike)



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8544 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2658 times:
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Quoting Matt D (Reply 18):
I don't think that Johhny was suggesting that everyone pat each other on the back and be nice to each other.

with respect I think that is exactly what he was suggesting

I notice that you have been quite selective in what you have quoted - you have left out a lot of the lyrics

Imagine

Imagine there's no heaven,
It's easy if you try,
No hell below us,
Above us only sky,
Imagine all the people
living for today...

Imagine there's no countries,
It isnt hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
No religion too,
Imagine all the people
living life in peace...


Imagine no possesions,
I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger,
A brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...


You may say Im a dreamer,
but Im not the only one,
I hope some day you'll join us,
And the world will live as one.

I think that you must have some major 'issues' if you think that he deserved to be brutally murdered for painting a picture of a peaceful world .

[Edited 2005-12-08 19:46:10]


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User currently offlinePsa53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2642 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 13):
The ultimate tribute.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport.Yes, he deserves it.But so
does McCartney.Lennon-McCartney Liverpool Field?
But McCartney and Lennon had personal conflicts.But us
fans would like to see that.

Lennon was a man of peace.He was one of the true face value
honest celebrity.
 bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8544 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2638 times:
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Quoting Psa53 (Reply 22):
Liverpool John Lennon Airport.Yes, he deserves it.But so
does McCartney.Lennon-McCartney Liverpool Field?

how about "Strawberry airfield" ? (forever)

[Edited 2005-12-08 19:55:36]


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User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2632 times:

As a 25 year old, the Beatles mean nothing to me.

Shocking eh? Not really, Im not a huge music fan and thats all they are to me, an old band.

Its sad that someone took it into their head that Lennon had to die tho.


25 GDB : I was woken by my mum, as in 'time to go to school', but this time she told me what had happened. Not really a Beatles fan then, still, it was shockin
26 Post contains images ORFflyer : Nor do I think you ever will. Sheesh... I think that is EXACTLY what he was "Imagining"
27 PHLBOS : Similar to a One World, God-less, Utopian society. Not to throw stones here, but I wonder how John's son (from his first marriage) Julian Lennon thin
28 GDB : He was a first rate artist, not a first rate person, this is far from uncommon.
29 Post contains images Cfalk : You are right in that it was practically a communist anthem, but it's just a song. Hardly a reason to blow his brains out. Now, marrying Yoko Ono ("A
30 Post contains images PHLBOS : Using that logic, people would've had a lottery on that one. Back in '85-'86, I remember that Yoko Ono was scheduled to have a concert at the then-Or
31 StevenUhl777 : Is there a plane registered as "G-IMGN"? If so, that would have been a better plane to dedicate to him.. As for me, I was 7 1/2 years old at the time
32 Aleksandar : I was 7.5 back then, but I knew his songs well. In fact, I grew up listening them and I learned English thanks to aviation and The Beatles. Maybe he w
33 Kiwiandrew : people can advocate peace and freedom from religion without being communists . In deciding that the two things are equal you are making an error of l
34 Post contains images Scbriml : I was playing football a couple of days after he was killed. Our goalkeeper didn't show up and we were arguing as to who would play in goal. Eventuall
35 Bushpilot : Im a big long time fan, thanks for marking the anniv. I hope his memory lives on for a long long time. time to crank the beatles mix, and not get into
36 Cfalk : I never said otherwise. All mentally balanced people in the world want peace. But Lennon's lyrics seem to advocate global communism, which would in h
37 Kiwiandrew : maybe , but that still doesn't mean that the lyrics are promoting 'Global Communism' - and it certainly doesn't mean as Matt D said that he "was just
38 Cfalk : Disagree. That's EXACTLY what they were promoting. You simply cannot interpret them otherwise. On that I agree.
39 Kiwiandrew : maybe you can't , but please don't assume everyone else has your lack of imagination - I certainly can interpret them otherwise - for me I interpret
40 DaddiesSecret : do some people live on a different planet? critise lennon for what he was - an awful human being. Imagine for what it was - a dirge. p.s. how did len
41 Msllsmith : Maybe he just got very lucky.
42 Santosdumont : I think that if John Lennon wanted to do a paean to Global Communism he would have thrown in "workers' paradise", "collective farm," "state ownership
43 Post contains images ORFflyer : Check, Check, and Double-Check Well put.
44 AMSGOT : So what? I am not a communist, nor a winner of a beauty contest, but I wouldn't say no to world peace. The basic thoughts of Marx in his Communist Ma
45 Cfalk : Actually, the problem was Marx's wishful thinking and ignorance about human nature. Understandable, given the way he lived. I have a degree in econom
46 Alphafloor : Sorry but I cannot let you say things like that. I agree with you that the combination Lennon-McCartney-Harrison-Starr was the key, and I understand
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