John Lennon 76 Years Old

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John Lennon 76 Years Old
« on: 8 Oct 2016, 09:38 pm »
One of the most talented musicians of all time, former Beatle John Winston Ono Lennon would complete 76 years on tomorrow.
John 09OCT1940-08DEC1980 is still revered by fans, including a Chinese, who paid $ 4,000 for a lock of hair of his idol, auction in Spain. The singer-songwriter was given the wick to a fan in 1964 in the US. Check out other facts about John:
No creativity:
In 1971, Lennon said in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, that success and fame ended the creativity of the band and stopped to show their full potential. "We never perfected as musicians."
End of the band:
About documentary Beatles "Let It Be" (1970), the artist revealed that the film, created by Paul McCartney for himself, was one of the reasons the band broke up. Lennon said he, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were tired of being only "accompanying musicians" Paul.
Critical to fame:
Lennon co-wrote "Fame", which is critical to fame. One of the best known songs of David Bowie was written after they share difficult times for being celebrities. The song came when Bowie Lennon invited to go to his studio. The Beatle ended up playing guitar and singing on the track.
"Dear Prudence"
Prudence Farrow, sister of actress Mia Farrow, was depressed when he met the Beatles. The meeting took place on the road with the guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. To cheer her up, Lennon composed "Dear Prudence". The song "White Album" (1968) proved to be the "medicine" that she needed.
Gorilla Costume
Lennon bought a gorilla costume in the 1960s and thought that everyone in the band should have one too. The former Beatle imagined driving his Ferrari dressed like that would be a nice way to shake off the paparazzi on duty.
First meeting with Paul
Paul met Lennon of The Quarrymen, on July 6, 1957. After a show of the band, the two ended up playing together. "He put an arm on my shoulder and realized he was drunk. We had 15 years, "said Paul.
Banjo
The first instrument Lennon learned to play was the banjo, taught by his mother, Julia. Also, Lennon also knew how to play harmonica, used during the first recordings and performances of the Beatles.
Last meeting with Paul
The last time Paul and Lennon met was in 1976. They were in Lennon's apartment watching the TV show "Saturday Night Live" and the presenter offered $ 3,000 for the Beatles were the attraction at that time. The two almost called a taxi, but later withdrew.
Favorite Game
Lennon loved playing Monopoly and always took him wherever he went. He hated to lose your favorite game.
RIP

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Re: John Lennon 76 Years Old
« Reply #1 on: 9 Oct 2016, 12:12 am »
Lennon was certainly a controversial artist and person, but there's no doubt he's one of the most profoundly influential songwriters of all time. A few random thoughts....

David Gilmour owns the drawing made by a young Julian Lennon that influenced the song "Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds". Gilmour also wrote the song "Murder" as an outcry to the killing of John Lennon.

Whenever I watch the video below of John in Cold Spring Harbor, I wonder what it would have been like if old John had his own Youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqmA1UV9sAM

I often appreciate John the most when he is "rough" and unaccompanied....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pty8c-q4Dq8

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Re: John Lennon 76 Years Old
« Reply #2 on: 9 Oct 2016, 12:26 am »
Nice, thanks for add perspective.

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Re: John Lennon 76 Years Old
« Reply #3 on: 12 Oct 2016, 01:29 pm »
Beatles trading cards album from 1965,
(96 Photos of 4 Gentlemen and Other Longhairs)