John Lennon, Happy Birthday to your (80th)

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Let’s say happy birthday to this great musician, thinker, human; John Lennon. He’d be eighty years old if a mad and ill-minded man didn’t kill him forty years ago.
As I can remember, Al and I were listening to the Beatles, we have been grown up with them I’d say, it wasn’t usual in Iran in those days (60s).
After their separation, we kept buying every single which the fab-four had alone produced, but I should say that between John and Paul, we were more inclined to John than Paul. As I believe (and I might not be alone) their separation had shown that the Paul was more the body and John was the soul of Lennon&Macartney. I mean even in their way of compositions.

That’s for sure that their songs were not the same as they made music together; and when we nevertheless bought all of their LPs, I felt Paul’s working as a businessman to sell his songs but John was trying to make music!

Anyway, I think that he (John) can celebrate his birthday because he is and remains alive; in his songs in which we listen to every time. Happy Birthday John. 💖💖🙏💖💖

“Imagine”
(from “Imagine: John Lennon” soundtrack)

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today… Aha-ah…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace… You…

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 be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world… You…

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

16 thoughts on “John Lennon, Happy Birthday to your (80th)

  1. Alaedin, this is such a wonderful 80th birthday tribute to John! “Imagine” and “Woman” are my favourite songs of his. Their lyrics were simple yet deeply effective as they resonated with many people all over the world. I remember crying as a young poet when I first heard him sing … “You may say I’m a dreamer / but I’m not the only one …” Love and light, Deborah.

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    • I tell you my lovely friend, I get moisty eyes every time when I listen to this song. And the song “Woman” I have sung once in a Woman’s day many years ago 😊 I love them all, as you said: simply full of meanings. Thank you dearest Deborah for your ever kindness ❤ 😘

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