You May Say I'm a Dreamer: Happy Birthday, John Lennon

Truthout - Three decades after John Lennon’s death, the world continues to mourn the loss of a musical genius and one of the strongest voices for global peace.

Lennon would have been 70 years old this Saturday, had his life not been tragically cut short when he was shot to death on Dec. 8, 1980, almost two months after turning 40 years old, by a deranged fan outside his New York apartment building.

Since his death, the legacy he created as a member of The Beatles and through his activism has kept him in the public eye.

Perhaps his best-known song, “Imagine,” calls for us to consider a world without "heaven", or countries, and the possibilities this creates for "a brotherhood of man." Read more.


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