Memories of John Lennon by Yoko Ono

By Yoko Ono

John Lennon . . . as a lot part of our global at the present time as he ever used to be He touched many lives in his short 40 years, and maintains to maneuver and encourage thousands extra to this present day. Now, invited by means of Yoko Ono, acquaintances, kin, and fanatics from all walks of life—including a number of the nice artists of our day—reminisce approximately Lennon as a visionary and buddy, musician and performer, husband and father, activist and jokester. of their personal phrases and drawings, poems and pictures, Lennon's existence from his early life throughout the Beatles years to the happiness and tragedy of his ultimate days develop into stunningly brilliant. Intimate glimpses amassed from musicians who knew John, equivalent to Pete Townshend, Sir Elton John, Billy Preston, and Joan Baez; pals and kin similar to manufacturer David Geffen, publicist Elliot Mintz, and cousin Mike Cadwallader; and artists who him equivalent to Bono, Alicia Keys, Steve Earle, Jello Biafra, and Carlos Santana. And, for the 1st time, popular photographer Annie Liebovitz offers each body of the ancient final consultation with John and Yoko. thoughts of John Lennon is a wealthy and deeply felt appreciation of a really nice guy.

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I loved the Beatles’ music enough to record it, and I scrutinize something very carefully before I do. Each song was a beauty; “The Long and Winding Road” made me cry the first time I heard it. People M e m o ri e s o f Jo h n L e n n o n ask me, “Ray, what’s your favorite Beatles song? ” Don’t you know, they all taste good. Yes, I’m gonna miss that man and his wonderful talent. Ray Charles was a versatile singer, songwriter and pianist whose unique talents defied category. He received numerous honors including several lifetime achievement awards, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

My Beatlemaniac friends at school were suspicious, even threatened by all of this extracurricular activity. They worried that too much individuality on the part of any one Beatle would compromise the solidarity of the group. I wasn’t so sure about all that. I argued that John was the Beatle that walked his talk, constantly questioning everything he encountered in the rapidly changing world around him, including his own fame, fortune and Beatleness. My friends remained unconvinced. No matter how many times they listened to “Revolution” they were simply uncomfortable with the very concept of change when it came to the Boys from Liverpool.

When the Beatles grew their hair, we grew our hair. As theirs got longer (especially John’s) so did ours. Hair was no longer fashion—it was rebellion. When they turned on and went psychedelic, so did we. When they made the rock album more important than the single, so did everyone else. And when they made it okay for someone besides folk singers to take a stand on important issues, how could any artist in any field not show where they stood? They could have been the Fab Four forever, in the same haircuts and the same suits playing the same songs over and over again to stadiums packed with sheeplike oldies fans.

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