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Old 08-28-2004, 03:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone like him? He's one my favorite songwriters. To me, the greatest TRUE rockstar of all time. Although he didn't invent rock and roll, nor did he embody it as toweringly as figures like Elvis Presley and Little Richard, but he did more than anyone else to shake it up, move it forward and instill it with a conscience. As the most daring and outspoken of the four Beatles, he helped shape the agenda of the Sixties - socially and politically, no less than musically. As a solo artist, he made music that alternately disturbed and soothed, provoked and sought community. As a human being, he served as an exemplar of honesty in his art and life. As Jann Wenner wrote in the foreword to a collection of writings entitled The Ballad of John and Yoko, "Of the many things that will be long remembered about John Lennon - his genius as a musician and singer, his wit and literary swiftness, his social intuition and leadership - among the most haunting was the stark, unembarrassed commitment of his life, his work and his undernourished frame to truth, to peace and to humanity."
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Old 08-28-2004, 05:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 08-29-2004, 01:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes his song writing is excellent. I didnt know him personally, so I have no clue about his leadership or suggested "bullying"...but he is definitely awesome..
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Old 08-29-2004, 07:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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To be honest, I was never into The Beatles or his solo stuff so he doesnt really mean that much to me. Thats not to say that what he did was bad or anything, he just wasnt an influence on me like he was to alot of other people
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Old 01-12-2005, 08:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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got a couple of lennon's solo albums today, and had to express how much i love his music, he totally inspires me and his songs really mean alot to me. he is, in my mind, the best musician ever. go ahead and say stuff..
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Old 01-12-2005, 12:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i see lennon more as an icon than a musician. im not doubting his musical ability. he is a great writer and has a great voice.
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Go on .... get some Yoko Ono solo albums you pussy
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Old 01-14-2005, 07:47 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Go on .... get some Yoko Ono solo albums you pussy
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Old 01-14-2005, 09:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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John Lennon is very iconic.. his death for alot of people symbolized the death of that whole "era" of free-thought music. His music is an acquired taste, I personally enjoy it but its not everyones cup of tea.
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