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Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Dec 8, 2015.
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.
I love that song
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...
Indeed... hence my starting this thread... although I didn't make it very clear.
Good bit of Lennon towards the end. I was there somewhere...
Na na na na na.
I don't think there's a situation in life that can't be resolved by reference to HMHB
And Joy Division oven gloves
I was there too. 1996! Hell fire......
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''.
"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."
Here he is mocking people with Down's syndrome.
Great tunes though
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.
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.
I always thought he was smug, unpleasant and attention seeking.
I always preferred Macca.
(Oh Gawd, can't believe I wrote that.)
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).