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Remembering John...
9 December 2016
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I was inexplicably in a terrible mood all day until my friend decided she would finally sit down and watch AHDN with me like I had been asking her to. Neither her nor I realized what the date was; it's a bit strange that she happened to pick this particular day to give it a chance. I'm not complaining, though. For me, it seems a nice way to honour his memory. 

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@Starr Shine? said
Too be honest, I'm apathetic about John's death. He lived a good 40 years which is a lot more that millions of other people.  

I think the saddest park of John dying at 40, was the fact that he said "Life begins at 40".  He only lived at the age 40 for one day less than two months.

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Leppo said
I just heard this song from Sean for the first time. Incredibly sad.
 

God , that was brutal... but I didn't need my heart anyway a-hard-days-night-paul-10 Thank you for that @Leppo. It's so sad, John was deprived of his father at an early age and it so happened that both his sons were, too. 

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William Shears Campbell said

I think the saddest park of John dying at 40, was the fact that he said "Life begins at 40".  He only lived at the age 40 for one day less than two months.  

Ironic isn't it.

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9 December 2016
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The latest episode of the Something About The Beatles podcast features Lennon tributes through the years... some interesting stuff there I had never heard.

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Pablo Ramon said
The latest episode of the Something About The Beatles podcast features Lennon tributes through the years... some interesting stuff there I had never heard.  

Thanks I'll check that out

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10 December 2016
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Here's a woman who gets to remember John Lennon in a special way everyday.

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It's a cool, sunny morning when the busload of tourists descends onto Havana's John Lennon Park. That's Aleeda Rodriguez Pedrasa's cue.

She jumps out from under the shade of a nearby tree and scurries toward the bronze statue of the Beatles legend -- all the while fishing for a pair of spectacles in her purse.

She quickly places them on the bridge of Lennon's nose, seconds before the first of the tourists moves in for a picture.

Padrasa has one of the most unusual jobs in Cuba: She's the keeper of Lennon's glasses.

It's a job for which the government pays her 245 Cuban pesos a month, more than what many other Cubans make.

"I've been working here for two years," says the 72-year-old Padrasa.

Now and then

Cuba has had an interesting relationship with Lennon.

In 1964, then-leader Fidel Castro declared a ban on Beatles' music, as part of his war against Western capitalism.

But the band was a mega-act at the time, and smuggled copies of its tunes made it into the island.

"He was very loved in the '70s," Padrasa says. "He was very loved and people listened to his music, but it wasn't allowed."

Fast forward to the time when Lennon became a vocal political dissident, criticizing the U.S. involvement in foreign lands. That endeared him to Castro.

And in 2000 -- on the 20th anniversary of Lennon's shooting death on December 8 -- Cuba unveiled this bronze statue.

It sits on a park bench, long haired and bespectacled.

The pilfering started soon afterward.

Every time the glasses were stolen, the government would replace it. It would disappear again.

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About two years ago, Padrasa's own glasses were taken from the Lennon statue. "The glasses were mine," says Padrasa, "but I wasn't watching and when I turned around they were gone."

It took another pair to go missing before the Cuban government hired Pedrasa in her role of guardian of the glasses.

Inscribed in the pavement at the foot of the statue are lyrics from Lennon's "Imagine ."

"I've listened to it so many times," Padrasa says.

And then she smiles and begins to hum: "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

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And another post about remembering John Lennon that involves glasses. Here's a Tweet from Yoko on December 7th.

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^ Thirty-seven years, now. a-hard-days-night-paul-10

Continue resting in peace, John. heart

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Rest in peace, John. In his own write, he was a Spaniard in the works, the walrus, one of the many dreamers and just an all around wonderful inspiration to us all. Give Peace A Chance apple01heart

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Somewhere in my mother's attic, I still have the December 9 "Beatle Lennon Slain" local newspaper headline, along with the relevant issues of Time/Newsweek/Macleans...I don't think I've seen those since the '80s.

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I am in Starbucks listening to a cover of Jealous Guy .

A picture of John adorns the sign-up sheet for this afternoon's Faculty Senate meeting. Keeping the memory of you alive, Dear John.

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37 years to the day. 

I wasn't even conceived when John died, yet here I am, crying like a baby about a man I'll never meet. I'm hoping some fellow Beatle fans will sympathise with me.

My music teacher told my class the story of John Lennon and The Beatles when I was about eight, concluding with John's tragic death. I don't think it's ever left me.

"I don't believe in Beatles - I just believe in me". 

Rest in peace John. You won't ever be forgotten.

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This is it. 10:50pm. The very minute John was killed. 

I've chosen Across The Universe to listen to.

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RIP John. A true genius. Today is a sad day, I've been listening to Beatles/Lennon songs for most of the day (it's 10:50pm here). All the guy wanted was peace, and he ended up losing his life because of 'the jerk of all jerks' (McCartney). We love you John ?

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Still writing the words to the sermon that no one will hear......

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QuarryMan said
This is it. 10:50pm. The very minute John was killed. 

I've chosen Across The Universe to listen to.  

Really? Wow. I had no idea that 10:50 was the minute he was killed. Kinda spooky that thats the time I started writing my previous post.....

Still writing the words to the sermon that no one will hear......

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@QuarryMan said
This is it. 10:50pm. The very minute John was killed.  

UK time the very minute is 03:50am. John had several hours left to live 37 years ago.

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Ron Nasty said

UK time the very minute is 03:50am. John had several hours left to live 37 years ago.  

Ah, true. Forgive me if I don't stay up and wait for that one.

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Really? Wow. I had no idea that 10:50 was the minute he was killed. Kinda spooky that thats the time I started writing my previous post.....  

That's the estimated time yes. 

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