Monday, December 10, 2007

Anniversary of John Lennon's death

I've always been a big Beatles fan and back in 1980 when John Lennon was killed, I was devastated.

His values and outlook on life and how he viewed the world were incredibly honest and enlightening. The world would be so much better off if we all shared Lennon's views, particularly on war and peace. Remember, or for those of you too young to know, John Lennon's modern day anthem 'Give Peace a Chance' pretty much says it all!! Imagine if our world leaders shared his view on peace.

Lennon was an amazing man and a humanitarian that the world came to love, he was so transparent in telling the world what he thought and how he felt. Britney Spears makes headlines every day for being an idiot, Lennon made news for trying to improve the human race and our everyday way of life. How do you want to be remembered? Few celebrities have ever been so open about their views and no one else I can think of, has been so influential around the globe. Lennon is one of my heroes.

December 8 1980 will remain engrained in my mind as the day we lost someone who mattered and someone who stood for so many of the things that we all share a desire for the world.

Lennon was shot to death by a crazed 'fan' outside his home in NY on December 8th 1980 with his wife Yoko by his side. That day we lost one of the greatest musicians of our time, but we also lost one of the greatest visionaries in the history of our planet.

Today I still listen to his music and I marvel at the words he used, the picture he painted of the world as a better place. I encourage everyone to take a few minutes and listen to 'Give Peace a Chance' or 'Imagine', listen to the lyrics, his words and their meaning...if you aren't a fan of his music, you'll soon be a fan of his words.

John Lennon's music and words will forever....enjoy them!

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