The Very Best of John Lennon: Limited Edition
Memories of John Lennon -
When I know I'm going to need to buy a gift for someone, I listen to them carefully for clues and ideas. So recently, when we had a conversation about the Beatles, I realized that almost everyone would have memories of their music and that of John Lennon.
Some people grew up with this music. Others who didn't have that privilege may have only discovered this music in 1980, when John Lennon was shot outside his home in New York City. This brought about a revival. Ever since the 1960s, the Beatles have rarely been out of the news for long.
Beatles and Lennon music is still incredibly popular today. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are still public figures and they are often in the news. The last time I looked Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono had over 4.5 million followers on Twitter. And how many times is Imagine played on the radio?
More than music
Lennon was an advocate for peace. His methods might seem strange to us today. An example is the bed-in when he and Yoko spent two sessions of week-long periods in bed to protest about the Vietnam war. Yes, it was pretty loony but oh boy, did it get attention. He used his power and a musician and an ex-Beatle to make a protest in a way that attracted worldwide media attention.
Legacy of a legend
There could really be no other name for this superb album than Legend because that's what John Lennon was.
I fully expect that my great great grandchildren will listen to his music. (And this limited edition album could very probably become a family heirloom.)
But more than that, through the music they will also discover the concept that John was trying to convey.
Peace and love
Peace, love and no more war - simple goals surely? And as John would say 'imagine...'
- Nowhere Boy: John Lennon's early life - review
Does anyone really know the truth about John Lennon's early life? This film is as accurate as they come. As a Beatles 'historian', I can thoroughly recommend this fabulous film to all - fan or not.
- John Lennon: Biography by his sister Julia
John Lennon's first wife wrote about their years together. Julia Lennon, John's sister, also wrote about her brother. Both these books are fascinating and sincere accounts of Lennon's younger life.
- John Lennon: Will we ever know the truth?
Will we ever know the truth about John Lennon's life? There are so many contradictory books and articles about him. Who are we to believe?
© 2013 Jackie Jackson