(5th choice for my theme song)

This is not gonna be a long rant or post. Theres nothing I can tell you about this, except how it affected me. John Lennon was murdered December 8th 1980, and I remember it like it was yesterday. I dont think …actually , no…..I KNOW there hasnt been a musical group that has transcended generations the way The Beatles Did!  Its now 3, maybe 4 generations later since they formed in the late 50’s…….If youre a millennial, and they havent touched you yet, lime they have all of us that came before you, I urge you to correct that.   A friend , just this week told me , he had just heard a Beatles song he had never heard before……and that was just so strange for me to hear. It was not a top ten hit , like the dozens upon dozens of others, but has there been any Beatle song that hasnt been played over and over and over, everywhere you go? Apparently thats starting to happen…..and somebody needs to do something about that!!!    Seriously, I heard a new all girl band out of Georgia tonight……the coathangers….the song I heard was great….im glad theres still bands writing great songs , and making good music……I hope that is eternal.   But The songs the Beatles did, the hundreds of songs, both together and solo….so many of them are eternal, so many of them can never be duplicated as far as the magic of the lyrics, the beauty of the music and the joy or haunting of the song itself.

I dont know if anyone who grew up listening to the Beatles could ever answer this question:  Whats your Favorite beatle song???    If you can answer that…..then youre one of the people that urgently need to go listen to the Beatles….all of the beatles….You owe it to yourself, you owe it to the generations that you will create, that will follow you and your lead, and the music you love, the way my boys followed so much of mine (and vice-versa).

John Lennon was shot by a fan, I refuse to even mention his name. John Lived in New York City at the Dakota Hotel across from central Park, he lived there for years, he walked the streets of New York City every day…..that is so extraordinary that a legend and icon could do that, but he did, and he loved the city and the city loved him back….and so he felt incredibly comfortable coming home from the recording studio that night, stopped and chatted with the couple of dozen fans perched out by the entrance of his hotel, he was standing there laughing with them, signing autographs when a man walked up behind him and shot him to death…………..

There are places I’ll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I’ve loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
In my life I love you more

This blog was not written at 4am, I needed to write it before midnight because of its time sensitivity. Please Forgive me. Listen to John, Listen to the Beatles…..And For all of our sakes    Give Peace A Chance!

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