You make your own dream. That’s the Beatles’ story, isn’t it? That’s Yoko’s story. That’s what I’m saying now. Produce your own dream. If you want to save Peru, go save Peru. It’s quite possible to do anything, but not to put it on the leaders and the parking meters. Don’t expect Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan or John Lennon or Yoko Ono or Bob Dylan or Jesus Christ to come and do it for you. You have to do it yourself.
John Lennon

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    John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe in Hamburg, 1960
  • He said he said…

    "It's better to fade away like an old soldier than to burn out. I don't appreciate worship of dead Sid Vicious or of dead James Dean or of dead John Wayne. It's the same thing. Making Sid Vicious a hero, Jim Morrison - it's garbage to me. I worship the people who survive." - John Lennon

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  • Song of the day

    My Mummy's Dead

    John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band cover artworkJohn Lennon's debut solo album contained a postscript, a 50-second song fragment about the loss of his mother which brought the collection full circle. Read more »

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    Live Peace In Toronto 1969

    Live Peace In Toronto 1969 album coverRecorded at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival, Live Peace In Toronto 1969 marked the public debut of the hastily-assembled Plastic Ono Band. Read more »

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    Detail from John Lennon's Shaved Fish album artwork
  • Did you know?

    John Lennon and Paul McCartney are the most successful songwriters in history, with 25 number one singles in the UK and 23 in the US.

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    John Lennon performs Instant Karma! on Top Of The Pops with Plastic Ono Band, 11 February 1970
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    Label of John Lennon's #9 Dream single