John Lennon 1940 - ∞
Seventy four years ago, on October 9th, a hero was born. John Lennon, with his music and message of love and peace, has inspired and taken over many generations. I want to thank you for all you’ve done to all of us, to the world and to music. John has helped so many of us get through life and still does, as well as helping us find out who we are. Without John I don’t know where I would be, neither who I would be. His lyrics speak to so many people’s hearts in so many different ways and meanings, and there is no way to put in words how much he means to his fans. You will always be in our souls, our hearts, our homes and memory. Although your physical presence doesn’t exist any longer, there is not one single day on earth when you haven’t been mentioned, listened to or inspired someone.
May your spirit rest in peace and be proud of all you have done and left to the world. You will never be forgotten and your music will never fade away in people’s souls. We love you John, Happy Birthday.
Well we all shine on…
"I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?"
October 9th, 1940 - ∞
"You could almost be forgiven for thinking ‘Good Night’ was mine, because it’s so soft and melodic and so un-John. I believe John wrote this as a lullaby for Julian, and it was a very beautiful song that Ringo ended up singing to the accompaniment of a big string orchestra. I think John felt it might not be good for his image for him to sing it but it was fabulous to hear him do it, he sang it great. We heard him sing it in order to teach it to Ringo and he sang it very tenderly. John rarely showed his tender side, but my key memories of John are when he was tender, that’s what has remained with me; those moments where he showed himself to be a very generous, loving person. I always cite that song as an example of the John beneath the surface that we only saw occasionally. I think that was what made us love John, otherwise he could be unbearable and he could be quite cruel. Now that I’m older, I realise that his hostility was a cover-up for the vulnerability that he felt, and if you look at his family history it’s easy to see why. But this is an example of that tender side. I don’t think John’s version was ever recorded." - Paul McCartney
i’m suck a dork i made a story for english class about a police officer that i named Eleanor Rigby and a Sheriff named Maxwell, of Police Station 909. yeah, i wonder if my teacher figured out. i got a 90 on it. sooo…
i got all the names from beatle songs and the police station from one after 909. so yeah Eleanor Rigby is obvious the others not so much. i think. he likes the rolling stones better tho he might not know.
John’s letter to Cynthia in 1974
“Your famous ex-husband, John.”
am i the only one crying or