Tuesday, December 8, 2015

John Lennon Remembered Three Decades and a Half After His Murder

One last blog entry dedicated to the anniversary of the death of John Lennon.

Hopefully, I am not overdoing it. But one of my earliest memories of actual news events in my lifetime was the death of John Lennon. Also, since both of my parents, and other adults that figured prominently in my life while a child, either had been into the Beatles or still very much were, the music of the Beatles, as well as Lennon's solo works, were pretty huge for me. I loved their music and their history, as well as their message. This was most likely the case with Lennon in particular. My father even carved Lennon's caricature on a piece of wood, and was hugely influenced by Lennon. He still recalls the one time that he saw Lennon in New York City.

So, there are two links to articles on Lennon here.

The first one is a nice article overall, with CNN reflecting on the ex-Beatle, as well as solo musician in his own right, and noted peace activist.

The second one is about this particular anniversary being recognized this year at Strawberry Fields in New York City, not far from the spot where he was killed.

I have been to Strawberry Fields, and visited just outside of his old apartment, where he was shot. There was a feeling of serenity and reverence at Strawberry Fields not all that different than being in a place of worship. One of these days, I intend to go there on the anniversary of his death, as well as on his birthday, which should bring extra added significance.

35 Years Ago: John Lennon Murdered (NBC News Archived Video):

Remembering John Lennon, 35 years after his death by Todd Leopold, CNN, December 7, 2015

John Lennon's Last Days: A Remembrance by Yoko Ono, December 23, 2010:

How the World Reacted to John Lennon’s Death 35 Years Ago by Lily Rothman, Dec. 8, 2015:
John Lennon fans offer peaceful tributes to slain Beatle at Central Park’s Strawberry Fields memorial 35 years after his death BY JOSEPH STEPANSKY, STEPHEN REX BROWN  NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, December 8, 2015:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/john-lennon-fans-gather-35th-anniversary-death-article-1.2458979?cid=bitly#_gus&_gucid=article - new york - top&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=CF2poEE

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