Memories of John Lennon

Dec 8, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: CNN

Like millions around the world, I owe my early career choices to the Beatles. As a 6-year-old, I stayed up "late" one Sunday night to watch the Fab Four explode onto the world stage on "the Ed Sullivan Show." There were the Saturday afternoons I walked to the Plaza Theater in downtown Glasgow, Kentucky, to watch "Help!" and "A Hard Day's Night." I ...

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To be honest, the Beatles haven't aged well. Then again, I always found them to be overrated. People have selective memory or maybe just weren't there for it, but the Beatles were a girls' thing. They were the Backstreet Boys of their times. The songs were simplistic and schmaltzy. John Lennon's posing and preening was pretentious and presumptuous even for those times. He was the Bono of his day. No one really bought the whole act outside of dumb little girls. The day he died, I remember smiling and sighing a breath of relief that finally that old decaying vestige of the 60s had crumbled. I wasn't the only one watching the Patriots play the Dolphins on Monday Night Football to erupt into applause and laughter after Howard Cosell announced the news at the bar that evening. Not that I wish death upon anyone or don't feel for his kids, but 1980 signaled a new beginning. We were finally rid of the tumult and -pardon the French but- bullshit of the Hippie era. We elected Reagan, got rid of Lennon, and were ready for some payback. RIP to a human being, but good riddance to such bad rubbish...
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Can't wait until YOU die a horrible painful death, hopefully on X-mas Eve.
Beatles were far more influential on the music and culture of the 60's than anyone else in any decade since.
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good thing he's dead or the communist s.o.b. would be in obama's cabinet.
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Like it or not the Beatlles were an influence on a lot of peoples lives.All you need is love is very true because if you dont have love you have a miserable life.Peace is a very good thing to have in life.The songs are also very easy listening.Thank you John,Paul,George,and Ringo.Without you guys life would have been different.
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Also I am a male thats a Beatle fan and Im not gay.

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Didn't care for the Beatles. Just didn't get all the hoopla over them. Same thing as Elvis or Micheal Jackson. ~Yawns~

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Elmer da Fuddy Duddy wrote:
Can't wait until YOU die a horrible painful death, hopefully on X-mas Eve.
Beatles were far more influential on the music and culture of the 60's than anyone else in any decade since.
Influential on a bunch of short, fat and gay Jewish hack writers for Rolling Stone magazine. I'll live a long and fruitful life, don't worry. You'll soon wither away from AIDS and no one will care. Much like the 60s, no one cares about you anymore.

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Also I am a male thats a Beatle fan and Im not gay.
You might not be gay, but your boyfriend is!!!
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To be honest, the Beatles haven't aged well. Then again, I always found them to be overrated. People have selective memory or maybe just weren't there for it, but the Beatles were a girls' thing. They were the Backstreet Boys of their times. The songs were simplistic and schmaltzy. John Lennon's posing and preening was pretentious and presumptuous even for those times. He was the Bono of his day. No one really bought the whole act outside of dumb little girls. The day he died, I remember smiling and sighing a breath of relief that finally that old decaying vestige of the 60s had crumbled. I wasn't the only one watching the Patriots play the Dolphins on Monday Night Football to erupt into applause and laughter after Howard Cosell announced the news at the bar that evening. Not that I wish death upon anyone or don't feel for his kids, but 1980 signaled a new beginning. We were finally rid of the tumult and -pardon the French but- bullshit of the Hippie era. We elected Reagan, got rid of Lennon, and were ready for some payback. RIP to a human being, but good riddance to such bad rubbish...
You have got to be kidding, and for a smart man like yourself, may have turned dumbass with that remark. Take away the first couple of bubblegum songs, later Beatles and Lennon songs were very deep and way ahead of their times. And I would love to know what music you like.
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good thing he's dead or the communist s.o.b. would be in obama's cabinet.
John was a true prince of peace. We should all follow his lead.
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To be honest, the Beatles haven't aged well. Then again, I always found them to be overrated. People have selective memory or maybe just weren't there for it, but the Beatles were a girls' thing. They were the Backstreet Boys of their times. The songs were simplistic and schmaltzy. John Lennon's posing and preening was pretentious and presumptuous even for those times. He was the Bono of his day. No one really bought the whole act outside of dumb little girls. The day he died, I remember smiling and sighing a breath of relief that finally that old decaying vestige of the 60s had crumbled. I wasn't the only one watching the Patriots play the Dolphins on Monday Night Football to erupt into applause and laughter after Howard Cosell announced the news at the bar that evening. Not that I wish death upon anyone or don't feel for his kids, but 1980 signaled a new beginning. We were finally rid of the tumult and -pardon the French but- bullshit of the Hippie era. We elected Reagan, got rid of Lennon, and were ready for some payback. RIP to a human being, but good riddance to such bad rubbish...
dO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA OF HOW STUPID AND IGNORANT YOUR POST IS?The rubbish is the BS you have posted not from John Lennon or the Beatles.You are a fool if you think the Beatles were like The Backstreet boys and only girls bought their act.
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Thing is that today is not about the Beatles. Today is about John Lennon. It's also more about his music after the Beatles, and that was anything, but a "girl's thing."
Smartest Man in Glasgow wrote:
To be honest, the Beatles haven't aged well. Then again, I always found them to be overrated. People have selective memory or maybe just weren't there for it, but the Beatles were a girls' thing. They were the Backstreet Boys of their times. The songs were simplistic and schmaltzy. John Lennon's posing and preening was pretentious and presumptuous even for those times. He was the Bono of his day. No one really bought the whole act outside of dumb little girls. The day he died, I remember smiling and sighing a breath of relief that finally that old decaying vestige of the 60s had crumbled. I wasn't the only one watching the Patriots play the Dolphins on Monday Night Football to erupt into applause and laughter after Howard Cosell announced the news at the bar that evening. Not that I wish death upon anyone or don't feel for his kids, but 1980 signaled a new beginning. We were finally rid of the tumult and -pardon the French but- bullshit of the Hippie era. We elected Reagan, got rid of Lennon, and were ready for some payback. RIP to a human being, but good riddance to such bad rubbish...

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<quoted text>dO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA OF HOW STUPID AND IGNORANT YOUR POST IS?The rubbish is the BS you have posted not from John Lennon or the Beatles.You are a fool if you think the Beatles were like The Backstreet boys and only girls bought their act.
I like the Backstreet Boys better myself. Please it's just an opinion.No reason to get so bent out of shape.
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John Lennon had a positive effect on me and influenced how I view the world.
I was saddened the day he was murdered~~
I can only imagine what he was capable of giving us in music since he had just returned to the studio when he was gunned down.

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trac fone wrote:
good thing he's dead or the communist s.o.b. would be in obama's cabinet.
Amen to that! That marxist prick/drug addict/atheist/pervert- he used to walk up behind old people and yell "Boo!". Looks like Karma got him.

Not only did the Beatles royally suck, but they were a tol of propaganda- starting out as nice, clean boys doing seemingly harmless songs....and slowly carrying their fans alng into the drug and hippy culture. While looking so innocent to many, they probably did more harm to our country and a generation of young people than any other 4 people in history.

I knew some people who were big fans...they maintain that the CIA had the bastard killed. Shortly before his death, I remember seeing bills posted in the Times Square subway station chronicling Lennon's persecution by the CIA. Much as I hated the guy, I do wish the truth would come out and those responsible would get what they deserve.

I only lived a few miles from the Dakota Hotel at the time Lennon was offed- I remember...for a place like NYC where nothing ever seemed to have much effect on people, I was amazed at how this event just seemed to be something which gripped the public- probably the only two events to surpass it were JFK's assassination and 9/11. All for a lowly piece of crap of a man.

The thing that has stuck with me over the years and provided countless hours of entertainment for me, was the fact that a while after his death, Yoko Oh-no fired the actor that had been hired to play Lennon in a movie about his life, when she learned that the actor's real name was the same as the assassin's- Mark Chapman!

Rest In Piss, Lennon!
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<quoted text>I like the Backstreet Boys better myself. Please it's just an opinion.No reason to get so bent out of shape.
Whatever floats your boat.If you like sissy ass music that's your business.But anyone who compares the Beatles to the Backstreet boys knows nothing about the lasting impact they made.I'm not saying you have to like the Beatles just saying they were much more than the Backstreet boys could ever hope to be.
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[QUOTE While looking so innocent to many, they probably did more harm to our country and a generation of young people than any other 4 people in history.[/QUOTE]

Can't believe you said that....just plain stupid. I'll place that in the "he got caught up in the moment" file.
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trac fone wrote:
good thing he's dead or the communist s.o.b. would be in obama's cabinet.
John never liked politics and Nixon hated John and the Beatles.John wasn't a communist you fool.Your statement is as stupid as can be and has no truth or credibility to it lamebrain.
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Amen to that! That marxist prick/drug addict/atheist/pervert- he used to walk up behind old people and yell "Boo!". Looks like Karma got him.
Not only did the Beatles royally suck, but they were a tol of propaganda- starting out as nice, clean boys doing seemingly harmless songs....and slowly carrying their fans alng into the drug and hippy culture. While looking so innocent to many, they probably did more harm to our country and a generation of young people than any other 4 people in history.
I knew some people who were big fans...they maintain that the CIA had the bastard killed. Shortly before his death, I remember seeing bills posted in the Times Square subway station chronicling Lennon's persecution by the CIA. Much as I hated the guy, I do wish the truth would come out and those responsible would get what they deserve.
I only lived a few miles from the Dakota Hotel at the time Lennon was offed- I remember...for a place like NYC where nothing ever seemed to have much effect on people, I was amazed at how this event just seemed to be something which gripped the public- probably the only two events to surpass it were JFK's assassination and 9/11. All for a lowly piece of crap of a man.
The thing that has stuck with me over the years and provided countless hours of entertainment for me, was the fact that a while after his death, Yoko Oh-no fired the actor that had been hired to play Lennon in a movie about his life, when she learned that the actor's real name was the same as the assassin's- Mark Chapman!
Rest In Piss, Lennon!
You're as @$$H0!e

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Zippy wrote:
<quoted text>John never liked politics and Nixon hated John and the Beatles.John wasn't a communist you fool.Your statement is as stupid as can be and has no truth or credibility to it lamebrain.
How about I answer that with John's own words:

"Imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try
No people below us, above it's only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries, it isn't hard to do
No need to kill or die for and no religions too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can..."

-The modern-pday communist/New World-Order manifesto!-From a guy who admired Mao Zedong- who was a man responsible for the deaths of between 40 -100 million people!

A man who took his name from another mass-murderer Vladimir[Russian for John] Lenin.

A man who said:
"Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first - rock and roll or Christianity." (Looks like he "went" before Christianity! AHAhahahahahah!!!!)

While I can agree with his anti-war stance, I do imagine though that the only reason he took that stance was because of the participants of the war of his day- as he didn't seem to mind a bit when communist despots and tyrants killed millions of their own people- he only seemed to mind it when the conservative establishment did it.

I take it as an honor to be insulted by anyone who does not detest such a pig.

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