“The Voice Of A Generation” – the Beatles and John alike, with John and his thoughtful lyrics embedded with undertones and overtones of the counterculture, the political, the nonconformity, and his passions. He was vulnerable, imperfect, a motivator for an entire generation, and the behind the scenes leader of the Beatles it would seem.
Leonard goes on to add:
“… And while Lennon wasn’t everyone’s favorite Beatle, he was the one who most often brought the “weirdness” that was so compelling.”
We liked him, we hated him, we miss him.
And it’s not just the boomers that see Lennon with a favorable light, plenty of young admirers who weren’t alive when Lennon was have followed.
There were particular aspirations to be recognized, music to be expressed, love to be made.
Then it was all taken away. Or was it?
Please continue on, and read
“Why We Still Mourn John Lennon
This worldwide icon is still on the minds of many, 34 years later”
by Candy Leonard on Next Avenue
“The Day John Lennon Died” (documentary 2010) is a look at Lennon and his death through archival footage and interviews.
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