47th Post: Lennon/Ono Peace


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John Lennon & Yoko Ono
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John Winston Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, musician and peace activist. He achieved worldwide fame as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in history. In 1969, he started the Plastic Ono Band with his second wife, Yoko Ono (1933-born in Tokyo, Japan). They were married in the same year. After the Beatles disbanded in 1970, Lennon continued a career as a solo artist and as Ono’s collaborator. Very sadly, John was murdered in 1980 at only 40 years of age. When I began writing this blog about a year ago, I included a picture of John as well as a quote from one of his No1 hits: “Imagine.” In these times, particularly here in the United States of America, listening to Imagine’s lyrics sure makes you feel the need for a much bigger brotherhood among all of us on this earth. Have a listen and try to put yourselves into John’s shoes and dream along with him: “Imagine” (https://youtu.be/YkgkThdzX-8 (RQ 10).