John Lennon has always had an impact on my life. My parents brought me up listening to the Beatles, and somehow along the way John became my favourite. Probably due to his wicked sense of humor, I love a man who can make me laugh.
His music, once the Beatles split up, went on to inspire millions of people to give peace a chance during a very unsettling time in our nation. He seemed to live his life as he wrote his songs.
I am old enough to remember his death in 1980. To this day I can tell you where I was and what I was doing when the news came across the radio.He had such an impact on so many people that they broke into a Monday Night Football game (something that never happened) to announce the news. There was not a radio station on the air that night that did not flood their station with John Lennon songs.
The 9th of October would have been John Lennon’s 74th birthday, had he not been shot down outside his home in New York City, a place he once said he felt safe enough just to walk the streets. So today’s Throwback Thursday goes out to John Lennon, with a classic song that everyone should know, a song that will always be in my top five favourites.