Remembering John Lennon
Young John Lennon
Today, December 8th 2015 is the 35th Anniversary of the death of John Lennon's assassination. I honestly didn't like the Beatles as a kid so this had no effect on me at first. Later on, I realized it had no effect on me because I didn't take the time to understand who the Beatles were until 2002. I've learned more about the Beatles music and why John Lennon was killed. Unfortunately, there are plenty of Mark David Chapmans out there. I'm thankful I have listened to the Beatles music. What happened to him made us all stronger because we all know that he'd want us to go on despite the injustice that went on. Today though, I'm not going to focus on John Lennon's death; I'm going to celebrate John Lennon's life.
He met, laughed, and cried with three lifelong best friends who keep his memory alive everyday by continuing with their own lives as amazing artists. George and John are celebrating the Beatles legacy together.
I don't think anyone can properly put into words what the Beatles have done for the music industry. In my life though, their music has been useful with all my daily struggles. I never pass a Beatles song on my iPod without it having some type of meaning. I do notice however that if I listen to a Beatles song that my day is actually gets better and is easier to get through the day afterward. Not all music of today does that. The music of the Beatles seems to put me in a euphoric trance. Let me explain...
Imagine by John Lennon - A legendary song by a legendary artist
That song is all about stretching your imagination beyond its abilities. It means to never to stop achieving things in your life that are bigger than yourself. It doesn't take the richest person in the world to make your life better. Leave your foolish pride at the door and make yourself a more tolerable person if not for other people then at least for yourself. I don't know how you see that song, but that is what song means to me. Here's another:
Revolution by the Beatles
This song continues where Imagine left off by telling people to stop thinking you’re better than someone else just because you've got little more money than them or a better job. Some of the most humble people you'll find are broke, unemployed and homeless. See beyond a person's appearance and look into their heart. Any person may seem attractive on the outside, but on the inside they're bitter, angry, judgmental and prideful. Who wants to hang out with someone like that? If you are someone like that then it's time for you reevaluate your thinking whether you like it or not. We are all like this at some point in our lives. I think the song Revolution is also about accepting people for who they are whether you like them or not. You’ve just got to know better than involve yourselves with people like that.
In conclusion, the Beatles are legendary. Other artists have tried to emulate their music for years and have never even touched the surface of greatness. Nobody ever will because it's an impossible task. It takes such hard work that artists of today are too scared to touch, but that is when you know you should because the possibilities are endless for any vocalist, but you gotta be willing to do the excruciating work. You want it bad? Do the work like the Beatles and other legendary artists have and continue to do. The soul and heart the Beatles put into their music has be an inspiration for new and upcoming artists and will continue to do so for generations to come!