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35 years on...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

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  2. bluelemonade

    bluelemonade Occasional commenter

    Blimey, I thought I had nearly been on TES for 35 years, but then realised the internet wasn't around then. Its more like 19.
  3. bluelemonade

    bluelemonade Occasional commenter

    Oh Brighton!
  4. Noja

    Noja Senior commenter

    I love that song
  5. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Isn't it the anniversary of his death today?

    I shout all my obscenities from steeples
    But please don’t label me a madman
    I’m off to see the Bootleg Beatles
    As the bootleg Mark Chapman

    He'd have liked it, as a fellow sarky scouser...
  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Indeed... hence my starting this thread... although I didn't make it very clear.
  7. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Good bit of Lennon towards the end. I was there somewhere...
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  8. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Na na na na na.
  9. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    I don't think there's a situation in life that can't be resolved by reference to HMHB :D
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  10. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    And Joy Division oven gloves
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  11. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    I was there too. 1996! Hell fire......
  12. gameofdrones

    gameofdrones Established commenter

    John Lennon met the IRA and offered to sing at a fundraising concert for republicans after Bloody Sunday, according to a new book about the murdered Beatle out next month.

    JOHN Lennon's relatives were ``up in arms'' on learning the Beatle had given money to the IRA in New York, Stanley Parkes (67), his cousin, said yesterday.

    His Aunt Mimi, who raised him in Liverpool, ``tore him off a strip'' in an angry transatlantic phone call, asking him ``What the heck do you think you are doing?'' Mr Parkes said he had no idea how she found out, ``but she hit the roof. Unfortunately, John was totally gullible and naive. He was always a soft touch at that time and gave away thousands to several groups''.

  13. gameofdrones

    gameofdrones Established commenter


    "I have to say that, from my point of view, I felt he was a hypocrite. Dad could talk about peace and love out loud to the world but he could never show it to the people who supposedly meant the most to him: his wife and son. How can you talk about peace and love and have a family in bits and pieces - no communication, adultery, divorce? You can't do it, not if you're being true and honest with yourself."

  14. gameofdrones

    gameofdrones Established commenter

    Here he is mocking people with Down's syndrome.


  15. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Great tunes though

  16. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    Surely, this is more like forty five years on!

    Sorry. I misunderstood. I thought you meant 35 years from John and Yoko's 'sleep in for peace', not John's shooting.
  17. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    I'd successfully avoided Lennon for many years until Dawkins and his troupe of lickspittles started touting the dirge Imagine as the anthem for nihilists.
  18. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I always thought he was smug, unpleasant and attention seeking.
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  19. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I always preferred Macca.

    (Oh Gawd, can't believe I wrote that.)
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  20. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Thirty five years, eh? Its been at least thirty years since I thought Lennon was anything other than an adulterous, nasty, gullible attention-seeker. He was in a great band, though, and he had a brilliant sense of humour (which, sadly, did not extend to himself or his ghastly second wife).
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