John Lennon

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

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 may say that 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 may say that 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


Written by John Lennon

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(9 Oct 1940 8 Dec 1980)
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Imagine all the people living life in peace was his anthem which was at the core of his brilliant songs and performances!

John Lennon was "an English songwriter, singer, musician, graphic artist, author and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as one of the founders of The Beatles. " As a team, John Lennon and Paul McCartney (another founding member of the Beatles) wrote the songs for the group as well as for other artists of the time.

"In his solo career, Lennon wrote and recorded songs such as "Imagine" and "Give Peace a Chance". Lennon revealed his rebellious nature and irreverent wit on television, in films such as A Hard Day's Night (1964), in books such as In His Own Write, and in press conferences and interviews. He channeled his fame and penchant for controversy into his work as a peace activist, artist, and author."  John Lennon was shot to death outside his hotel in NYC as he and his wife, avant-garde artist Yoko Ono, were returning home.

"In 2002, respondents to a BBC poll on the 100 Greatest Britons voted Lennon into eighth place. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Lennon number 38 on their list of "The Immortals: The Fifty Greatest Artists of All Time" and ranked The Beatles at number 1."

John Lennon has been memorialised in many ways by many people including: in the year 2000 "a John Lennon Museum was opened in Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Saitama, Japan" and in "2002, Liverpool renamed its airport the Liverpool John Lennon Airport and adopted

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the motto "Above us only sky".  "Between September 28 through 30, 2007, musicians, poets, painters, dramatists and others came together to celebrate the "John Lennon Northern Lights Festival" in the village of Durness, Scotland... a region where Lennon spent Summer holidays as a boy."

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The Beatles!  They love us yeay yeay yeay!  And, we really do love 'em!  With a love like that we know we should be gla-a-a-a-d!

"The Beatles were an English rock group from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr."

"They are one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music. "In the United Kingdom, The Beatles released more than 40 different singles, albums, and EPs that reached number one. This commercial success was repeated in many other countries: their record company, EMI, estimated that by 1985 they had sold over one billion discs and tapes worldwide."

The Beatles are the best-selling musical act of all time in the United States, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked The Beatles #1 on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time."

"The Beatles led the mid-1960s musical "British Invasion" into the United States. Although their initial musical style was rooted in 1950s rock and roll and homegrown skiffle, the group explored genres ranging from Tin Pan Alley to psychedelic rock. Their clothes, styles, and statements made them trend-setters, while their growing social awareness saw their influence extend into the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s."

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