Around this time 29 years ago, along Central Park West and 72nd Street in New York City, John Lennon was murdered. The act was senseless, and it forever changed the musical landscape.
I’ve written about him before, and my thoughts still stand. So tonight, I offer you John Lennon – in his own voice, words and opinions. Some is beautiful, some is chaotic and angry, but all of it is him – warts and all.
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” – John Lennon
“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?” – John Lennon
“My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.” – John Lennon
“The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn’t the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.” – John Lennon
“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” – John Lennon