John Lennon Oct. 9th 1940 – Dec. 8th 1980

December 8th, 2007

Today marks the 27th anniversary of the murder of John Lennon. May he rest in peace.

If you don’t know much about John Lennon, go here, then here, then here, then buy these (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14), and this, and this, and this.  That’s only a start but you should get the picture if you’ve digested all of those.

Why remember his death? Well we are all defined by the culture we were first exposed to, and music forms an integral part of that, and our identity as humans. And if you grew up in the western civilization – particularly in an english-speaking country, almost every aspect of both popular music and derivatives of rock was either invented or popularized by the Beatles. It’s in our cultural makeup.

I also hope it will inspire an artist in the future to create great music.

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