Saturday, December 09, 2006

Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

Another sad anniversary yesterday . . . Incredibly, it's been 26 years since John Lennon was shot dead. 26 years.


Jeff said...


Powerful video, and great quote by Ghandi at the end.

Thanks for reminding everyone of this anniversary. I remember it was like it was yesterday. It still feels like yesterday... My girlfriend and I heard the news while we were studying in the Wellesley College Library. We were stunned and crestfallen. I was numb for days and days afterward. The next week I heard a several-hours long interview he did with Yoko; I believe it was done on the day he died. It was especially depressing and poignant to hear it in light of what had just happened.

I always admired John Lennon. He was always afraid of the fate that befell him, but he spoke out anyway, and it took a lot of guts for him to shuck off the moptop idol status and to say the things that he did publicly. Again, thanks for the reminder. His voice is sorely missed.

On a lighter note, for my money, Lennon had the best voice for rock music going. He had great chops as a rythym guitarist too. Way underrated as an individual songwriter and musician.

crystal said...

I remember it too - heard it on the radio. Sad.