What would John Lennon think today’s world?

9 Oct

The late, great rock ‘n roll pioneer and peace activist John Lennon was born on 1940 October 9.
If he were still alive, he’d be seventy years old today.

Yoko Ono and the late John Lennon protesting the Vietnam War.

John Lennon was murdered by a lunatic “fan” almost exactly eight weeks after his 40th birthday.
(I wrote this post about that).

A number of rock musicians have a Japanese wife…including Marty Friedman and Paul Gilbert. But John Lennon’s widow is probably the most famous Japanese spouse of a western celebrity.

I’ve been a fan of The Beatles since I was a child…but John Lennon is my favorite member.
But I’m mostly a fan of heavy metal music and many of my favorite artists, including KISS, Ozzy Osbourne and Marilyn Manson, are fans of The Beatles.

The way KISS has four members who share lead vocal duties (but mainly rely on two “main members”) is just like The Beatles.
Ozzy Osbourne often wears sunglasses that are similar to the glasses that John Lennon wore.

Motley Crue did a remake of The Beatles’ song “Helter Skelter“, Aerosmith redid “Come Together“, as so many other bands have done remakes of Beatles’ songs.

Here’s a video of Ozzy Osbourne doing a remake of John Lennon’s song “Working Class Hero“, followed by a video of Marilyn Manson singing the same song:

In honor of John Lennon’s 70th birthday today, there is a YouTube channel of birthday wishes to the late artist. There are videos by Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, Jeff Bridges and many others.
The YouTube channel is here.

Here’s the birthday wish from Aerosmith:

I wonder, if John Lennon were alive today, what he would think of the world today.

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12 Responses to “What would John Lennon think today’s world?”

  1. tokyo5 October 14, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    >October 13 is sammy Hagar’s birthday

    I didn’t know that. Thanks.
    Actually, the only reason that I knew October 9th was John Lennon’s birthday was because they mentioned it on TV here.

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  2. tokyo5 October 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    >Well then Iw ill be sure to check him out next time I go to a cd store to see what they have

    If you’re interested in getting a John Lennon album, I’d recommend the “Imagine” album.

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  3. tokyo5 October 12, 2010 at 11:10 pm #

    >I do like the rolling stones though

    The Rolling Stones are very good…up to, and including, their 1980 album “Some Girls“. After that, I think they went downhill and should retire.

    >the beatles just never did much for me…Revolutioon and Come Together are the only songs by them I like

    They have many excellent songs…quite a few much better than those two songs, in my opinion.

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    • RattRocker October 13, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

      I think Lucy In the Skies With Diamonds is a good song, but I like Elton John’s cover so much mor ethan the original, and no, I don’t like Yellow Submarine, Twist and Shout is okay, I just can’t really get into the Beatles, John Lennon had an okay solo career, the only song I really know by him is Imagine, which I like, but Paul Mcartney and Wings were actually pretty good, they about 6 or 7 songs I like

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      • tokyo5 October 13, 2010 at 10:32 pm #

        John Lennon’s work (both solo and with The Beatles) is so much better than any of the other three Beatles’ songs, I think.

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      • RattRocker October 14, 2010 at 9:08 am #

        Well then Iw ill be sure to check him out next time I go to a cd store to see what they have

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      • RattRocker October 14, 2010 at 9:17 am #

        Also today, October 13, is sammy Hagar’s birthday

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  4. RattRocker October 11, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

    Steven Tyler’s voice sounds a bit tired in the video, but I guess he is getting pretty old (along wiht a lot of bands I like) but the studio recordings will always be there witht he same energy they ahd when theyw ere recorded for peiople to enjoy. Well I am not a big beatles, lennon, or mcartney fan, but they all ahve their fari share fo good songs for me.

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    • tokyo5 October 11, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

      >I am not a big beatles, lennon, or mcartney fan

      They were among the pioneers of rock ‘n roll.

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      • RattRocker October 11, 2010 at 10:04 pm #

        Yeah I know, I do like the rolling stones though, I give credit where credit is due but the beatles just never did much for me, Revolutioon and Come Together are the only songs by them I like, I do like Elton John’s cover of Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds though.

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