Friday, October 8, 2010

Remembering John Lennon

If John Lennon was not gunned down that faithful day in December 8, 1980, he would have been 70 years old today, October 9.

What impact in the music industry would he have contributed if he had lived to see this day I can only surmise; but definitely, the world missed out on a lot of LOVE related songs.

Although you really can’t take the rock and roll in John’s music he has metamorphosed to a hippie activist during his solo career and wrote songs promoting peace, love and civil rights.

His anti-war advocacy created songs like “Imagine”, “Give Peace a Chance”, and “Happy Christmas (War is Over)”. But like in many an artist’s creativity, John’s overwhelming love for his family spurred a lot of beautiful love songs. How did John view love? Well, he actually wrote it down in a song aptly titled “Love”.

Happy Birthday John!

“Love”by John Lennon

Love is real, real is love,
Love is feeling, feeling love,
Love is wanting to be loved.
Love is touch, touch is love,
Love is reaching, reaching love,
Love is asking to be loved.
Love is you,
You and me,
Love is knowing,
We can be.
Love is free, free is love,
Love is living, living love,
Love is needing to be loved.

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