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Happy Birthday, John!
9 October 2013
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Listening to the John Lennon Anthology box set (cover is the same as 'You Are Here' posted by MMM on page 1). A lot of studio banter. Nice to hear John talking...

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10 October 2013
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Happy Birthday to Sean as well.  a-hard-days-night-john-1

 

parlance said
Also a happy anniversary to Paul, because you know that date was chosen as a nod to his dear friend.

Most definitely!  To honour them both today, I drew a heart beside each of them on my Beatles tattoo.  heart

 

"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!"

 

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LongHairedLady said

parlance said
Also a happy anniversary to Paul, because you know that date was chosen as a nod to his dear friend.

Most definitely!  To honour them both today, I drew a heart beside each of them on my Beatles tattoo.  heart

 

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

9 October 2014
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That time of the year to raise a smile for John's birthday. He would have been 74 today.a-hard-days-night-john-1 I wish he was here to enjoy himself. 

Thank you for everything.heart

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9 October 2014
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9 October 2014
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The happiest, and the saddest, day. Happy because this day gave us the most remarkable man. Sad because, and excusing my French, a fucking shit piece of refuse denied John the chance to celebrate his 74th birthday with us.

Wherever you are, Johnny! I raise a glass to someone who made me so much better than I might have been.

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9 October 2014
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The moon is full for your birthday this year, John. Hope you are enjoying it where you are. It is quite beautiful out my bedroom window.

9 October 2014
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Still the eighth for me, (as I believe is true for AG and Anna too), but now I'm here.

Happy Birthday , Johnny boy! I'm not sure whether Yoko will be quite sad tomorrow or celebrate his life (I feel she's more of the second type), but either way I hope she and all of his family can enjoy the memory of this great man.

I wonder how different the world would be now if John was still alive. He was one person, but his death was so horrible it affected the lives of so many. If it didn't happen so many things on smaller levels would be different, who knows, with the way chains of events go, many of our Forumpudlians born after '80 wouldn't be here as their parents would have had that event in their life to have everything else continue from. (Does it sound like nonsense or do I make a little sense?)

On a larger scale what would be different? I don't think we'd have world peace or anything, but do you think John would've had a lasting effect on politics? Would he have been less relevant politically because he was alive? Would he have come around and ever played with The Beatles again? Where would his life with Yoko go?

So many questions, but the main thing I want to say to John wherever he is is thank you for starting such an amazing band and spreading the love to all of us! heart heart heart

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Ron Nasty said
Wherever you are, Johnny! I raise a glass to someone who made me so much better than I might have been.

Touching, @Ron Nasty. Really touching.

Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

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It's surprising the things that catch you off-guard.  I was clicking through my reference bookmarks to update my fb page when I saw an entry on one for today.  So I wrote a post for it and it's scheduled to go up later.  I try not to be too sentimental about things on the page because it covers a lot of other ground.  Here it is:

?#?classicrock? birthdays! Today is 9 October. People say a momentous event in music occurred on this day back in 1940, in some place called Liverpool. Not sure what the big deal is but I'm sure there are some people who miss him (me). So... Happy Birthday . You would be 74 today.

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9 October 2014
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Happy birthday John. heartEven though you are not with us physically, you will always be with us in our hearts.heartWe miss you, but you continue to live on in your music.

 

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"You were the one that they said was so weird, all those years ago." heart

Happy Birthday Johnny Boy!

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Happy Birthday to John & Sean...:-)

9 October 2014
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Happy Birthday John!!! Thanks for all that you did. We miss you very much.heart

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9 October 2014
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Happy birthday, John and Sean!

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9 October 2014
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Happy Birthday John! You're not with us but you will be remembered forever. I wish you were here today.

"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.” - John Lennon.

9 October 2014
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Controversy aside, there is no doubt that Yoko made John very well. Just as there is no doubt that Paul did very well to John also. Perhaps both at the same intensity but in different ways. The important thing is we come to the conclusion that John stopped saying NO to say YES after they met.

John did NOT want to choose between staying with Julia and Freddie, he wanted the two there with him.

John did NOT want to go to New Zealand or to the home of Mimi, John wanted his house.

When he met Paul, a doubt arose. But he said YES, would sure give a partnership with him.

When Julia dies hit, almost John says no, but Paul asked him to stay, saying YES to Rock.

Thanks to Paul, John says YES to George

Soon after, say YES to Brian

Then say YES to Ringo, the Beatlemania, the touring, fame, success, to India, to fatigue, stress, insecurity ...

It is. Say YES it has its consequences.

The YES Paul was no longer so cool.

On a beautiful day, John is drawn to a work of art: a ladder.

He climbs it and sees a sign hanging from the ceiling YES writing.

It was a different YES.

A daring and challenging YES

This YES was Yoko.

And with this YES, John changes things

YES says the other band

YES says the New York

Say YES to Martin and Ringo

Although a bit resentful, says YES to George

YES says a homemade life

Sean says YES ...

But something was missing ...

Why not have both "YESs"?

And is not he tried? And is not that he succeeded?
Yes, he can say YES to Paul and Yoko, a single YES. Mixed maturity and boldness, longing and friendship.

And in the last minutes of his life, a police officer does not believe in his state, and asks, "you know it's John Lennon ?"
And you know what he replied? Yes.

It was as if to say to us all: "I said YES enough, it's up to you saying now! You do not understand? Fight for peace, for love, for life ... I already gave my message, now is your time to continue with it! "

And I think the fact that a good way to get close to him, is trying to tell a bit of your SIM. After all, even if the sky that we look upon fell and rolled, and mountains collapsing into the sea, I'm sure he would smile seeing people trying to do good!

Happy Birthday John! We love you!!!heartheartheartheartheartheartheartheart

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Happy Birthday , John.

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9 October 2014
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Happy Birthday Johnny boy! Here's to you!

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But most of all in you.
Thinking of you John, on the day of your birth. God bless Alfred and Julia .
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