Friday, October 8, 2010

Functional/Apolitical: John Lennnon's 70th Birthday

John Lennon
October 9, 1940 - December 8, 190

In a tribute to John Lennon, born seventy years ago today, here are two of his classics. The first, Imagine, Lennon's classic anthem of peace and idealism, was written after the Beatles breakup, and while the Vietnam War tragically dragged along during the Nixon administration.  The second, Come Together, was ostensibly written as a theme song for Jerry Brown's campaign for California Governor. (How ironic life can be! Thirty-five odd years later, Brown is again running for California Governor, and the idealism of the Boomer generation lies in tatters.)

Thanks to Google for recognizing Lennon's birthday in their ever changing logo that recognizes the signifigance of  the days as they pass.

Rest in Peace.

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