Wednesday, December 8, 2010

30 Years

Today marks 30 years since we lost John Lennon. At the time I did not fully appreciate the loss.

I once heard a story that The Beatles shared a limo with Bob Dylan to a gig. John, Paul, George, and Ringo were all somewhat excited to have the chance to chat with Dylan until he said something to the effect of, "you guys are great, but you don't really have anything to say" (paraphrase).

The next album The Beatles released was Rubber Soul.

Some Lennon quotes for the day:

"Well I tell them there's no problems, only solutions."

"War is over, if you want it."

"Say the word and you'll be free
Say the word and be like me
Say the word I'm thinking of
Have you heard the word is love?
It's so fine, It's sunshine
It's the word, love"

"Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law. It's nine-tenths of the problem. "

"There's nothing you can know that isn't known."

"The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility."

And, of course,

"All you need is love."

It's been 30 years.

Nobody told me there'd be days like these.

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