Thursday, December 08, 2005

December 8th, 1980

One of the greatest tragedies of our time was the murder of John Lennon. We lost a great artist, a talented songwriter and a complete humanitarian. (Despite him being a liberal communist!) Honestly his vision for peace has not been transcended by anyone else. It'd be interesting to hear his thoughts on the world today. We just can't assume what he'd think. (we'll leave that up for the liberals)

I am too young to have experienced the British Invasion. I can only rely on what my parents or other "adults" have told me over the years. My favorite album of all time is the Beatles "Rubber Soul". This is the album where the Beatles broke free from the teen pop and became true songwriting craftsmen. And it was just before they became psychodelic pot heads. They were just regular pot heads.

It's sad to think what would have happened if John would have lived.

The Beatles would have for sure gotten together for the first Live Aid. How could they have passed it up? It was the greatest gig they would have ever missed. Imagine the money they could have raised. If not, well maybe Paul and John would have gotten together on some other thing.

He would have divorced Yoko, no doubt about it! C'mon, how many years could you have lived with her? I could see him falling for Tawny Kitaen in the 1980's!

Would there have been a Michael Jackson/Lennon composition a la "Say Say Say"? Wow that'd be scary to hear knowing what a freak Michael turned into. At least Michael wouldn't have bought the song copyrights like he did. Yoko waited too long to partner with McCartney to get those back.

Lennon Unplugged!! In the 1990's we for sure would have seen this!

A Lennon Tribute to New York after 9/11. Might have been cheesy and all but still...

John Lennon, Nobel Prize Winner.

Also, there were somethings we missed:

Lennon speaking out against Reagan! This would have gotten him deported for sure.

The divorce would have happened for sure and Yoko would be getting half!!

Lennon cohorting with Clinton in 1992. Imagine Bill and John together?? God how scary.

All the sit in's that'd be going on.

A tragic death on an airplane. Maybe he would have been riding with Stevie Ray Vaughan.

The 1980's massive cocaine overdose.

Senator John Lennon from New York???

Quite an interesting guy I must say!

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