October 8, 1940 – December 8, 1980
The so-called “smart Beatle,” he brought a penetrating intelligence and a stinging wit both to the band’s music and its self-presentation. But in such songs as “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown),” “Rain” and “In My Life,” he also marshaled gorgeous melodies to evoke a sophisticated, dreamlike world-weariness well beyond his years. Such work suggested not merely a profound musical and literary sensibility – a genius, in short — but a vision of life that was simultaneously reflective, utopian and poignantly realistic. ~ johnlennon.com
I wanted to acknowledge and pay tribute to John Lennon who would have been 70 years old today. There will be a vigil today at Strawberry Fields in Central Park, not far from where he breathed his final moments. Such a tragedy…
The following video is one of my favorite songs that comes from his last album, “Double Fantasy”.