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 biography

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

    "Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King are great examples of fantastic nonviolents who died violently. I can never work that out. We're pacifists, but I'm not sure what it means when you're such a pacifist that you get shot. I can never understand that." - John Lennon

  • John Lennon albums guide

    John Lennon album covers montage
  • Did you know?

    John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time on 6 July 1957 at Woolton Parish Church fete.

  • Song of the day

    Cleanup Time

    Double Fantasy cover artworkReleased on John Lennon's final solo album Double Fantasy, Cleanup Time was written in Bermuda in June 1980. Read more »

  • John Lennon discography

    John Lennon album covers
  • John Lennon and the number nine

    Label of John Lennon's #9 Dream single

  • Album of the month

    Double Fantasy

    Double Fantasy album coverJohn Lennon's comeback album after five years out of the public eye, Double Fantasy was also the last to be released in his lifetime. Read more »

  • John Lennon songs guide

    Detail from John Lennon's Shaved Fish album artwork
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    • John Lennon photo gallery

      John Lennon performs Instant Karma! on Top Of The Pops with Plastic Ono Band, 11 February 1970