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Remembering John...
11 December 2012
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We were putting our Christmas tree up while listening to Christmas music on the radio. Knowing full well what day it was, I shed a tear when they played "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)".

That night, I sat down and played Plastic Ono Band and Imagine back to back. I am still amazed over how incredible those two albums are.

Still missing ya big time, Johnny.

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11 December 2012
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I've been listening to tons of solo John and Paul lately (I always have The Beatles in heavy rotation all year round), but especially in the last few weeks as we approached Dec. 8. The worst part, besides his senseless and needless death, is what could have been had he lived beyond 1980.

"I know you, you know me; one thing I can tell you is you got to be free!"

 

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11 December 2012
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Zig said
We were putting our Christmas tree up while listening to Christmas music on the radio. Knowing full well what day it was, I shed a tear when they played "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)".

That night, I sat down and played Plastic Ono Band and Imagine back to back. I am still amazed over how incredible those two albums are.

Still missing ya big time, Johnny.

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Those are really pure masterpieces, especially Plastic Ono Band. 

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12 December 2012
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I tend to not spend time on the 8th as its such a horrid date. Obviously the events come to mind but i wait for the 9th October to remember John in a fitting manner.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
8 December 2013
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[Another year rolls around.]

John, you were a fucking genius. 

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
8 December 2013
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8th December 1980 - John Lennon

8 December 2013
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First, a bit of housekeeping. When I arrived at this thread earlier, mmm's post was in need of Moderation. Sorry for any inconvenience, sir, it is all set now. The post from Bradford_Timeline was moved by me a from a new thread B_T started. I just wanted to avoid having a separate discussion take place when only one is (though sadly) necessary. Thanks very much for posting the photo, B_T.

Today, JWL will be in my mind, my iPod, my CD player, my DVD player, etc… Love you, Johnny.

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8 December 2013
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Rest in power, John. Thank you for sharing your gifts with the world.

 

 

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8 December 2013
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To the one of the best musicians of all time, thank you. We'll always remember you. I'm listening to All You Need Is Love, Across The Universe, In My Life, A Day In The Life, and Because on an endless loop today.a-hard-days-night-john-1a-hard-days-night-john-4a-hard-days-night-john-5a-hard-days-night-john-3a-hard-days-night-john-7a-hard-days-night-john-2

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8 December 2013
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Ugh, it's almost too much today.  I was reading stuff the other day and couldn't handle it.

Love you forever Johnny.

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"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

8 December 2013
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Definitely a sad time; one of those 'I read the news today, oh boy' moments when I reflect how much precious life can get snatched away from people by the act of one loon.

8 December 2013
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It's okay to feel angry. And it's not okay to etherealize his cold blooded murder into some kind of cosmic event.  A piece of dog excrement on the bottom of the world's shoe shot and killed John before his time, and nothing will change that. 

"No one can harm you

Feel your own pain."

- John Lennon

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9 December 2013
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I have not really heard anything big. Just little same stuff. I am learning You've Got To Hide Your Love Away on guitar in spirit of him.

If children are studying the 20th century, I'm in their text books.

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9 December 2013
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Looking out my window at the Dakota.

A light snow is falling.

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9 December 2013
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For anyone who listens too brunch with The Beatles on Sunday mornings, they had a little thing for him today. They played all his songs with The Beatles and solo. We will all miss him.

It is also snowing where I am at too.

If children are studying the 20th century, I'm in their text books.

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9 December 2013
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9 December 2013
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Are you going to Strawberry Fields?

Ringo, George, McCartney, and John

Remember me me to one who rests there.

He still is a hero if mine. (Apologies to Paul Simon.) I love you, John.

"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."

9 December 2013
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Last year they had a special thingie on my favourite radio channel, but this year they didn't even play a single John or Beatles song. It's a sad date and I didn't do anything. Btw, that picture of him with the balloon is a cool picture. Hadn't seen it before.

 

Thanks John, for bringing so much joy to the world with your songs. Rest in peace

9 December 2013
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Paul, from a recent Roling Stone interview:

Talking about John still influencing his own songwriting today:

"If I'm at a point where I go, 'I'm not sure about this,' I'll throw it across the room to John," McCartney tells RS. "He'll say, 'You can't go there, man.' And I'll say, 'You're quite right. How about this?' 'Yeah, that's better.' We'll have a conversation. I don't want to lose that."

And about John's assassin:

… despite his spirit of reconciliation, McCartney maintains there's one person he will never forgive: John Lennon's murderer, Mark David Chapman. "I think I could pretty much forgive anyone else," he explains. "But I don't see why I'd want to forgive him. This is a guy who did something so crazy and terminal. Why should I bless him with forgiveness?"

 
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