Friday, April 13, 2012

John Lennon

          "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one," said John Lennon in his song Imagine.  I don't agree with all of the sentiments of that beautiful song, but I think Lennon meant well with it.  John was an idealist and a dreamer.  It comes through in his music.

John Lennon                                                       Cover of John Lennon

          It was sad that his life had to be ended as it was, but we were left with a legacy of great music from his days as a Beatle, through his stage of wanting to bring about world change, and until those final years when he focused on being a family man.

         Dreaming is a theme that is evoked by many of his songs and now we have them to share in his dreams.

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  1. I love this song, sad that John's life was cut short, When I was in New York last year we were shown where John was shot.....sent shivers downmy spine.


  2. I'm clicking on random blogs that catch my eye from the A to Z Challenge site.

  3. Love that song....
    have you read John Lennon and the Mercy Street Cafe???

  4. Sigh... I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I learned of his murder. The dream was over.

  5. If I can't say anything nice . . .

    [Betcha never thought you'd ever see me follow that little guideline, eh, Boidman?]

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

  6. Oh, hey, you tricked me, BOIDMAN.

    You quoted and wrote about the song 'Imagine', so I just assumed that was the video-song you'd posted.

    It wasn't until after submitting that comment above that I realized the song you'd posted was NOT 'Imagine' but '#9 Dream'.

    I have ALWAYS really liked '#9 Dream' (and Lenin's song 'Instant Karma', too!)

    So there . . . I said something "nice" after all.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

  7. Yvonne -- Lennon's murder was a sad and strange event.

    Lass -- Thanks for stopping by.

    Delores -- Have not read that.

    Bish -- I remember the time and place when I heard the news. It was one of those milestone events.

    StMc -- Lennon wasn't all that bad. Misguided perhaps but I think his intentions were good. An amazing day when you say something nice! But come to think of it you've said lot's of nice things.


  8. John Lennon was a dreamer who acted on his dreams to help create a bit more love in the world. Writers know dreams are the impetus of ideas that lead to stories.
    May all your favorite dreams come to fruition. Theme: A World of Crime

  9. >>...Lennon wasn't all that bad.

    Yeah, he was. A first-rate a*****e. (And that's without even addressing his misguided communistic political views.)

    He was nasty to both Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan, only because he didn't agree with their art/views.

    John Lenin should have practiced all the "love, peace and understanding" he liked to spew from his lips. As it was, I think he was probably the biggest hypocrite in Rock music history.

    And I still haven't even addressed his communistic political views . . .

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

  10. I love that song. And I'm with you, I don't agree with everything he says, but it was ideals that made him a great man worthy of respect.

    New follower here, to this blog anyway. Hey Arlee!!

  11. Stawberry Fields in Central Park is quite a moving place. John Lennon was a dreamer and he was taken too soon. The world would have benefited from more of his music and talent.



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