Monday, December 08, 2003
Remembering John Lennon
"The miracle today is communication. So let's use it."
It was many years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. And John Lennon, one of the fine minds and great voices of the later 20th Century was shot down like a dog by a deranged young man in New York in 1980. I got the news while I was listening to his just-released new album, "Double Fantasy." Unimaginable.
I met John Lennon. I interviewed him during the bed-in world peace caper in Canada, and took the picture of him and Yoko on this page at a Peace Concert in 1969.
On the night he was killed, it seemed like the turning points in my consciousness were an intermittent string of assasinations that hurled deep wounds into our culture to let us know just how precious and unexpectedly fragile it was. I don't know John Lennon's birthday. But I will never forget the brutal shock of hearing that John Lennon was dead that December 9th and the week that followed as the awful loss set in. And I feel it today. Remembering John Lennon.
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