Hi, everyone. Welcome to another edition of Music Monday.
(Image found online. Original source unknown.)
Yesterday marked the 82nd birth anniversary for John Winston Ono Lennon. Born October 9, 1940 in Liverpool, England his short 40 years on this earth were marked by incredibly low lows (the death of his mother when he was 15, the death of his friend & bandmate Stuart Sutcliff who died from a brain anuerysm at age 21 in 1962, the death of The Beatles manager Brian Epstein from an overdose in 1967) and the highest of highs (his remarkable gift & talent helped him change music, culture and the world, he remains one of the top songwriters of all time, he found his great love, he had two sons).
Lennon used his celebrity for causes he believed in, most notably his quest to bring love and peace to the world being ravaged by war in the late 1960’s. He challenged the standards set by society in 1975 when he decided to put his carereer on hold to be a stay at home father & husband. And he knew when it was time to bring his musical talent back to the masses five years later.
Sending “limitless undying love” across the universe today and always to John Lennon.
“I was trying to catch your eyes
Thought that you was trying to hide
I was swallowing my pain
I was swallowing my pain“.
John Lennon circa 1974. (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
John Lennon: “Jealous Guy” (1971, written by John Lennon).
Stay safe and well.