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Happy Birthday John!


October 9, 1997 would have been John Lennon's 57th birthday and visitors to Bagism submitted the following birthday greetings to him. Even though John is no longer with us in person, he is obviously still in our hearts.

The birthday messages were placed on Strawberry Fields, the memorial to John Lennon in New York's Central Park. Many thanks to Sparky for dropping off the messages and for providing some photos of his visit.

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The mosaic at the Strawberry Fields memorial in Central Park. Our birthday messages to John were placed on the mosaic. A passerby stops to read some of the messages.

Oct 8, 1997
Leslie (lennonsgirl@hotmail.com)
Happy Birthday Johnny! You changed my life even though you were taken away before I got here. I'm glad you made such an impact on the world. =)

Oct 8, 1997
Ayako (chocolat@x.age.ne.jp)
Happy Birthday to John! I hope.....peace&love

Oct 8, 1997
Paul Sampson
John, we all wish you were here so that you could read these messages in person.To think we have been robbed of a very special person in our lives pains me to no end.You along with the other 3 have brought so much joy to the world through your music is to me unfathomable.I am so glad that at least I got to walk in your footsteps when I was in London and Liverpool last year.If I died tomorrow,I have fullfilled a life long dream. You shall live forever in our hearts and in the hearts of future generations who will find so much fun and joy in the music.We all miss you terribly. Happy Birthday John.

Oct 8, 1997
Leslie (lennonsgirl@hotmail.com)
Well, that's just like me, forgetting what to say. I just wanted John, and anyone who cares to know that I admire John more than anyone. He is my idol. He's inspired me to do so many things. Tommorrow will be your day John. i'll do my best to make everyones day a liitle more happy, a little more peaceful, and a little more perfect. John, you've made realize that no matter what people say, that some times you have to do what you feel is right. You can't let anyone change your dreams. I don't know if anyone will read this, but i hope that one person will. And that one person will do something good for someone else and in turn, that person will do something good.I hope that tommorrow, some kind of peace will be had in John's memory.

Oct 8, 1997
Roger Drolet (rdrolet@videotron.ca)
Salut Johnny !!! Tu es toujours un mod╦le pour moi. ┐ travers tes grandeurs et tes mis╦res, tu m'inspires ! Merci encore de nous avoir donn╚ ta lumi╦re. Salutations de tes fans qu╚b╚cois et, oś que tu sois, bonne f═te. Roger :-D

Oct 8, 1997
Joyce
Wishing you were here to celebrate your 57th Birthday with all of us. This is the 33rd year I have celebrated it. Luv U! Happy Birthday!

Oct 8, 1997
Anna S Alstermark (anna.alstermark@mbox300.swipnet.se)
Happy birthday John,... Thanks for the music, happiness and joy. Wish you were here.

Oct 8, 1997
Leslie (starla33@hotmail.com)
Happy birthday, Johnny...(: You gave so much, you touched so many lives.. I thank you for it all, the music, the love, the inspiration...and I hope you know just how much you mean to me and to fans everywhere.. Though I know you are here with me, with us..I am reminded of that every time I listen to you sing..I still feel an emptiness when I think back on the day when you were taken so abruptly. I miss you, I love you John, and I wish for you the happiest birthday yet, wherever you may be. (*:

Oct 9, 1997
Deb (Deb H FRN@aol.com)
Happy Birthday John and thank you. Happy Birthday Sean carry on.

Oct 9, 1997
Bob Bales (Geohn4@webtv.net)
To John in the Spiritual Sky, from Bob, still livinhg in the material world: Happy Birthday! I've never felt the loss of anyone as I feel the loss of you, even to this day. You informed my childhood, my teen years, and my early adulthood with your wisdom, your genius, your humor, and your rage. I miss you horribly, but I know that you are now watching the wheels in a BIG way. And I also know that someday we'll all come together. Bless you! P.S.--LA IS a great place to get a hamburger!

Oct 9, 1997
mityquinn
Dear John, Happy Birthday! I am so glad the world was graced by you all those years ago. I miss you more than ever tho we never met.You're music, wit and compassion wakes this sleeping world still. May we all shine on ... Love you forever!

Oct 9, 1997
Dennis Sidelnikov (cableguy@stud.manager.irkutsk.su)
Happy birthday John! It's very hard to say anything else thinking of what could be if You were here with us... You know right now I'm listening to George Harrison's "All Those Years Ago" and... anyway, I wish you a happy, happy birthday! We all miss you a lot. ...Imagine all the people living life in peace You may say I'm a dreamer, But I'm not the only one. I hope some day you'll join us And the world will be as one... the greatest song!

Oct 9, 1997
Erika AĎorve (eah10@hotmail.com)
Well, I donąt know what to say this is the first time I sign this birthday card, but I always think about you and I know that many people around the world love you as I do, and I know that anybody could say what Iąm saying, but I want you to know that I love you so much. I hope you can see how much people miss you here, how much we care about you, well Mr. Lennon happy birthday. you have so much magic, I donąt know why I love you so much my friends think Iąm mad, but I donąt care they donąt know what you were traying to do , what you somehow did (well I donąt even know so well) I shoul ask Yoko (donąt you think so?) You are so special. You can make people imagine something beautiful. HAPPY BIRTHDAY John

Oct 9, 1997
Ellis of Lemuria (ellis@archive.phish.net)
May the colors be warmer and the sounds fuller today, so that John can see you smile.

Oct 9, 1997
Geordie
I got married on this special day. Happy birthday to you. Sean too.

Oct 9, 1997
Bowe Carter (solo18@hotmail.com)
Well John, all I can say is God bless you and Happy Birthday! Your work has changed my life in oh so many ways, and I want to take this opportunity to tell you that I admire most everything about you. I was born 10 days too late, for I was not a part of the world while you still walked it, but still feel that you're the most incredible human being I've ever wanted to meet. May your spirit live on in the hearts of those who love you and what you stood for. Peace.

Oct 9, 1997
Jill
Happy Birthday Johnny. Thanks for everything. Anytime at all...

Oct 9, 1997
Atsuko
Happy birthday, John and Sean! We always love you.

Oct 9, 1997
La (sh70003@lanet.lv)
HIPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN!WE BELIVE YOU ARE REALY ALL RIGHT.WE,THERE,IN LATVIA ARE SELEBRAITING YOUR BIRTHDAY WITH MAKING AN ACTION IN RIGA`S CENTER.LOT OF PEOPLE HERE LOVE YOU JOHN.WE STILL BELIVE IN YOU!!!

Oct 9, 1997
Andreja
Happy birthday, John and Sean. And all the happiness, love and peace you ever wished for. And to Yoko. You're with me always. Thank you for everything. I could never express... but words are only a limitation. We're all one.

Oct 9, 1997
L'Angelo Misterioso
You know it's your birthday...(but not mine, unfortunately) Happy birthday John, Hare Krishna and thanks for the joy you've brought to our lives. You'll never die!!

Oct 9, 1997
Adela Nagy (lnadj@uns.ns.ac.yu)
Oct 9,1997 HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN !!! YOU are with me every day , and makes my life better. Even that I,m only 17 I love YOU the most of all. I hope that YOU know ,wherever YOU are , that we all love YOU .Pleace don't forget us!!! ALL WE NEED IS LOVE!!! With love to YOU and YOKO Adela & Anetta

Oct 9, 1997
Meaghan M.
dear Yoko,Sean,and Julian, 10-9-97 HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!! The only thing that would make this day better is if John was still alive. He has left a great void in everyones heart.I feel your pain and suffering. Yours truly, meaghan m P.S. Yoko - Good luck with your movie!

Oct 9, 1997
lenono
ever since those early yeah, yeah, yeah days, i've been a devoted follower. i miss you. i will always hold those messages of love in my heart. your spirit still moves us. i love you john.

Oct 9, 1997
J╚ssica (jwon_jessy@hotmail.com)
John!!! I'm glad today is your birthday,but most I'm so happy there are lots of people who loves u now and forever. I wish you were here, I think you're the greatest of them all and I promise to be with u 4ever.

Oct 9, 1997
Mat Zarolinski (matz@mci.mint.net)
Shining when the moon dies on the darkest night. I promise... That you will rise higher, you will be mightier, and you will shine brighter. We all shine on, but few shine brighter!

Oct 9, 1997
todd eddy (todde@unm.edu)
the empty gardens of life have once again bloomed perenials on this day of kings, bless you bless you bless you

Oct 9, 1997
9DREAM (Mscardl@aol.com)
Happy Birthday to a wonderful man, husband, lover, father, friend, musician, singer,......HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN!!!!!! P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU TOO...SEAN!!!!!!

Oct 9, 1997
Mo-jah (mo-jah@hi-ho.or.jp)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN ! From far East ! (^_^)

Oct 9, 1997
Tom Lennox (Tom.Lennox@NCL.ac.uk)
Happy birthday... soon be a pensioner you know. We'll never know what you could have been if you'd actually reached 57, but whatever might have happened I know it would never have been boring.

Oct 9, 1997
Liz (seabird@polbox.com)
Happy, happy birthday dear John! May you always be happy wherever You are. I love You. I wish I could thank You in any way. Let the music never stop!

Oct 9, 1997
Kathleen
Out of the Blue you came to share love's energy with the world. Your birthday is a special day to Remember that you, the Walrus indeed, will Shine On in our hearts forever. Thank you, thank you, thank you. And thank you Yoko and Sean for preserving and sharing John's legacy of music, art and vision. The sun is up, the sky is blue, it's beautiful and so are you.

Oct 9, 1997
Linda Peyton-Caluette (adlpc@utxdp.dp.utexas.edu)
Happy Birthday John! I miss you!

Oct 9, 1997
Antoinette Salcedo (AlexMi2@aol.com)
Happy Birthday John and Sean!!! So many time I wonder what you would have been like now, John if your life would not have been taken away from us. I have two girls 3 & 6. Their favorite singer is John Lennon. When we get into the car, they say "Mom, put in John Lennon!!!" They both know ever word to "If I Fell In Love With You" and "Imagine". This Saturday, my husband and I are having the 1st annual celebrate John Lennon's birthday party at our home. We are expecting around 50 people to attend and we plan to make this an annual event!!! I have spent weeks planing this and sent out formal invitations. The reaction that I have received for this party is fabulous. Everyone is really excited to share this special day. I even got John a great big birthday cake. Anyway, Happy Birthday John, you will never be forgotten in my heart or my children's hearts!!! We miss you desperatly!!!

Oct 9, 1997
Johan (nashone@hotmail.com)
Happy Birthday John!! Your music will never die. Your songs and mind games will always help me to get through hard times like they've helped me many times before. Out the blue and over open fields the tumpet sounds: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN!!

Oct 9, 1997
Lori Rader
We Love You, John! Happy, Happy Birthday! And Happy Birthday to Sean!

Oct 9, 1997
TRACY THACKRAH
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN AND SEAN!#9!!!!!!!!!!!!PEACE AND LOVE

Oct 9, 1997
David Charlton
Dear John, Happy Birthday and thanks for all the music and songs. I still miss you. The world was a better place with you around. Your music changed my life and I am forever grateful. Love, David

Oct 9, 1997
Andrew Chalmaev (aviatex@relay.mai.ru)
Happy Birthday John! Keep your spirit alive and get high.

Oct 9, 1997
Marge
John, I hope and pray your troubled soul is a rest with the Almighty, whom you always knew would have you one day! He's the only one who can truly understand you and love you. We thank God for the gift he gave us in the person, heart and soul of John Lennon. I can't wait to meet you in heaven, and I promise I won't ask for your autograph!

Oct 9, 1997
Ivan Munoz (ims11@hotmail.com)
Happy Birthday, John! Thanks for everthing! We will always love you and we will always remember love. -Ivan Munoz

Oct 9, 1997
Keith Jones (pers@pop.erols.com)
Thank you, John, for giving me such enlightenment. You've changed my life forever. Happy Birthday, and may your spirit live on to inspire many other people in need.

Oct 9, 1997
Paul (Officr2you@aol.com)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN!!! Because of your music, courage, vision and ideals, WE ALL SHINE ON!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN!!!

Oct 9, 1997
Diana (Bassetfans@AOL.com)
Happy Birthday John. Your spirit lives on in people who believe in love, peace and understanding.

Oct 9, 1997
kathryn~*
october 9th-remembering a unique man...grateful for the music and magic he shared with the world...happy birthday john...you still shine on. as long as your music is heard, you are still with us. thank you for inspiring me and being a 'teacher'. happy birthday sean...bright blessings for your future. thank you yoko & sean for continuing to share john with the world.

Oct 9, 1997
Pat (squirelly@hotmail.com)
Happy birthday john. I love your music so much and I wish I would have had the opportunity to meet you. We all shine on. Peace, love and happiness! Pat

Oct 9, 1997
john chowske (core56@aol.com)
Happy Birthday John!! The dream still lives!!

Oct 9, 1997
Erin Briggman (chubyys@hotmail.com)
Happy 57th Birthday John! I wish I could have met you. I wish you a very happy life in Heaven, and when the time comes, I will finally meet you. Sincerely, Erin

Oct 9, 1997
James Rodriguez (jrodrig1@csulb.edu)
Happy birthday John!! You changed my life and I am forever grateful. It is sad that the world has had to live without you for 17 years and that the chance to hear so many unwritten songs is gone. You will forever live on in my life. You are the greatest music man ever. Your friend James

Oct 9, 1997
Sugar plum, Ralph, Kathy and Matthew
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN........ALWAYS MISSED.....NEVER FORGOTTEN.........

Oct 9, 1997
Geoff Bartlett (Pepper@thezone.net)
Lets not remember John for that cold December night. But for all those days in the 1960's when he shone like a diamond.

Oct 9, 1997
Maria (maria@i-design.com)
Happy Birthday to a kindred spirit..... I was born on your 25th birthday! (Magical #9 Libras!) It always felt special, to me, sharing my birthday with you. For as long as I can remember, I have felt a special kinship with you, even when I was a little tiny kid. And though we never met, I always felt that we knew each other somewhere else, in some other time. The loss of you, from our little illusion of life here, has been a continuous sadness, but I have faith that there is much more than this... so if you're still out there, wherever you are I hope you have felt (and are feeling) the love that has continuously come from me....imagine.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US! Thank you, John, for being such a huge and fabulous and magical part of my life! May you go on forever! I love you. Maria

Oct 9, 1997
Stephanie
October 9...Happy Birthday John!! I have thought about you the entire day as I listen to your music. You will NEVER be forgotten, and will live in the hearts of all who love you.:) Give Peace a Chance...

Oct 9, 1997
Christina
John.. I miss you, and wish you were here to experience your 57th year. Happy Birthday. Christina

Oct 9, 1997
AMANDA METZNER (HOTNSPACEE@AOL.COM)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN! WE ALL MISS YOU VERY MUCH BUT YOUR MESSAGE WILL LIVE ON WITHIN US FOR MANY MORE YEARS TO COME. I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY, WHEREVER YOU ARE =)

Oct 9, 1997
Soph (Nutmeg) (beatgoeson@starmail.com)
Okay, so I decided "cheers" wasn't really what I wanted to say. Johnny, you're still alive. I really want to know what you'd be like now, though I guess I'll never know. I don't have anything else to say that hasn't been said... But I'm thinking of you, 'coz you rock the crypt. Excuse me for my crudeness.

Oct 9, 1997
Cristina (Callisto6@hotmail.com)
I love you I love you John Lennon, I want to wish you a Happy birthday, I know your spirit continues to travel in everyones heart. Your an inspiration for us all and continue to be. You will live forever in my heart, wherever you are, John I love you.

Oct 9, 1997
Jennifer Byrd
Dear John, Even though I never knew you, I miss you with all my heart. Your music touches everyone who hears it. Your fight for peace was real, and is still being fought today. You are a wonderful person and are greatly missed by everyone. I love you and will never forget you! My Love Forever, Jennifer Byrd p.s. Yoko I love you too!

Oct 9, 1997
Melissa Eades (fostem04@bellsouth.net)
My Johnny's Dead I can't get it through my head Though it's been so many years My Johnny's dead I can't explain So much pain I could never show it My Johnny's dead

Oct 9, 1997
Jessica (x97kubiske1@wmich.edu)
John,I was only a year old when you were taken from us. Yet your music sings in me every day. Your legacy is seen in every generation you influence. No one can describe the love you continue to bring to the world.Your music is timeless. It will always be bold and daring. Your music reaches out and calls to the better side of our personalities. You found your happiness and you motivate us to go out and find our own. You made an impact that will never be erased. You never need to worry about your message being lost. It lies in me and countless others who can imagine a world with out boundries. Thank you. I love you. To Sean:Happy Birthday!

Oct 9, 1997
annie
thankyou for everything you did for us WE LOVE YOU.

Oct 9, 1997
Christopher Jones (RbbrSoul09@aol.com)
Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday John. Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday John. Brother, you're my inspiration. Power to the people, right on!

Oct 9, 1997
mrs. gallagher (nabglo@yahoo.com)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHNNY BOY! HAVE A GOOD ONE UP IN HEAVEN;) ALSO HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEAN I HOPE YOU HAD AN EXCELLENT DAY 2-DAY NOW THAT UR 22! 10/9/97.

Oct 9, 1997
kayli
I hope you have a very happy birthday. You were many things to many people. I know many people who enjoyed your music and your efforts for peace.

Oct 9, 1997
CAROLE RICCI
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JOHN LENNON-MAY HE FOREVER SHINE ON - LIKE THE MOON AND THE STARS AND THE SUN.

Oct 9, 1997
Keljo Nonnel (KeljoNonnel@webtv.net)
When I read this all I could think of was you: "The Moon was gendered from his mind, and from his eye the Sun had birth;" (Rig Veda, 'Hymn to Purusha') Happy Birthday John! ****Love*s Keljo Nonnel****

Oct 9, 1997
Michel St-Amand (grtcp@stthomasu.ca)
The only man that keeps on living after he's dead. Happy Birthday man, and please take over my body and write a few song so I can take the credit. No one before you or even after you will be able to match your creativity. Strawberry fields forever. (AMEN)

Oct 9, 1997
Sadiepop (Sadiepop@ufl.edu)
We love John. Enough said.

Oct 9, 1997
Dana Quinn
Your ideas and music has had an immense impact on my life, and I thank you for it. When I first heard it, I was reborn into the new person I am today, so in an essence, your birthday is almost like my own as well. Happy Birthday, Peace, Love, And Happiness wherever you may be!!!!!!!!!!!

Oct 9, 1997
Lisa *Veruca Salt* (euphoria@zim.com)
yah yah yah, john you are the my favorite and by far the COOLEST rock star, person, whatever teh hell you wanna be person that has EVER lived. And even tho the guy that owns this webpage sent me an email and accussed me of not being a fan of yours, hell i am a john lennon hardcore. it's seems to be that everyone who celebrates your birthday, really doesn't know how to celebrate it...you know...like sticking little black dots on a sheet and blah blah blah...meanwhile I don't think it's fair. Not at all. People have so many misconceptions about you, John Lennon...so for your birthday, I dedicate a bottle rum *and coke* and a whole keg of beer to you, and some free porn magizines. Because I think a birthday should not be abour puttin little black dots on a sheet of paper, but actually CELEBRATING and having a good time.....!! Peace out, and say hey to my grandma helen and my cat tiffany. and spare some of the brewski. love you always, lisa

Oct 9, 1997
Thony Marbar
Hola! John. Te deseo congratulations en your bithday d╠a.

Oct 9, 1997
Erin
Dear John, So you would've been 57. Wow. It doesn't seem it. I always imagine as your face on the Beatles poster in my room. I wonder what you would've looked like now. I wonder what you'd be doing. I don't know. I don't know much about you John. I know there have been controversies and arguments and praise about things you've done. But I don't know anything about that. I was born a few years after you died. But I do know about your music. I've listened to you with the Beatles mostly, and also to just you. So I don't know much about the rest of your life, but I know your music means something to people. Your music had life, meaning, symbolism, and so much more I can't think of the words. Some songs you've written made me laugh, think, and cry. I hope you have a wonderful birthday. I hope your son Sean does too. The world could sure use some of your messages today, but they have them. Your music and message lives on. I don't know much about you, but I know you had a lot of meaningful, important, true, and special things to say, especially in your music. Your legacy lives on forever like Strawberry Fields. May God bless you and your family on this special day. All you need is love. Peace and love, Erin (yadi14) P.S. Happy birthday Sean!

Oct 9, 1997
guillermo helmholt (ghelmholt@earthlink.net)
Alwas in my mind. Happy birthday. Give peace a chance and Power to the people

Oct 9, 1997
Alexandra
John, I miss you and try to follow the words to "All You Need Is Love" like a mantra. I dedicated my April clothes collection to you because you were my inspiration for it and I was thinking about you the whole time I was making it. Happy "57th" Birthday. I love you forever.

Oct 9, 1997
Trish (beatlesrule@hotmail.com)
John, you are so special to me and I will always have a special place in my heart for you. You helped me realize how delicate life was and how short a time you have to live it in. Happy Birthday John! I love you.

Oct 9, 1997
Nancy Magill (straw@generation.net)
Happy birthday John! You are older today...how it feel? I know that you are happy darling..i'm sure that you know how much i love you! You are everything for me.. no words are enough important and clear to explain how i feel today. You are with me. so you know everything anyway. Please forgive me for this morning..i had forget your birthday because of some Flaming Pie...but tonight is your night! I will celebrate your love and your life. I will listen to my hearth. I will forget how sad was today, only for your eyes! ;) Thanks to be the one you are. Kiss to Yoko and Sean (happy birthday dear Sean! You are so fine too and i would like to know you..) Kisses to you, John. xxx Be in my dreams tonight... Nancy Magill

Oct 9, 1997
Brad Risboskin (grint@epix.net)
John, you mean so much to me and all of us. I wish you didn't go away. We needed you yesterday and we need you today. our lives are not the same since you went away we all wish that you could have stayed Happy Birthday John.we all miss you dearly.

Oct 9, 1997
Dave
Happy Birthday John and Sean! Your words and music will live on forever. Thank you.

Oct 9, 1997
Geraldo Matonti (u984@athenea.ort.edu.uy)
Happy birthday, John I'll be always dreamming with your songs - "...In my life I'll love you more...". Thanks for all!!!

Oct 9, 1997
Katie Smith (eklp@mindspring.com)
John- How sad that we all have to celebrate without you. I'm sure you're watching from where you are. So- today you are 57. I love you every bit as much as I ever have. I'll light a candle for you tonight. I hope you know how much we all miss you. A happy birthday to Sean, also. All my love, Katie

Oct 9, 1997
patti luther (patti_97@hotmail.com)
Bless you wherever you are . . . Thank you for blessing us with your spirit. Happy Birthday.

Oct 9, 1997
Dan Tatge
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR.LENNON YOU WILL LIVE FOREVER!!!!!

Oct 9, 1997
Sara P. (MerCBeat@aol.com)
Happy Birthday John! You would have been 57 today if you were still here. Imagine (no pun intended), a 57 year old John Lennon! I can't only imagine you in pictures and your beautiful songs. I'm only 15, and was never alive when you were, but you've taught me some very valuable life lessons. First of all, you taught me to never hate. That's sometimes hard to do, especially when the person I'd love to hate is going to get out of jail in 3 years! You also taught me that there is never a cause so important it

Oct 9, 1997
Bryan
Happy 57th birthday John! I am a huge fan, have all your albums, and I truly beleive that you have deeply influenced the world. Once again, I would like to wish you a very happy birthday.

Oct 9, 1997
Frankie&Johnny
Tonight, Johnny and I will celebrate your birthday together for the 18th year in a row. In 1980 we got together after hearing about John's 40th birthday on the evening news. We went up in the hills around Saratoga, CA, and drank a few beers and listened to some JL songs. When John was killed a few months later, Johnny and I decided to get together every year from then on to drink a beer and listen to some Lennon. Well, we've made every single year, and hopefully our birthday wishes will reach John, Julia (who gave birth and therefor shares the birthday), Sean who shares the birthday, and Yoko, who can feel all the love we send. Maritza now joins us and is on her second annual Lennon Birthday celebration. Peace, and AYNILove.

Oct 9, 1997
DJ Ramos (djramos@yolo.com)
57 years ago, one of the most brilliant minds in the history of humanity entered into the world. John's thoughts, ideas, music, humor and philopshy rippled through the world. Even though he's not with us except in spirit, John's presence still flows "like endless rain into a paper cup" across the universe and time itself. I miss you so much, John. But I'm thankful you were here at all.

Oct 9, 1997
Daniel Frabotta (heeeche@hotmail.com)
John & Sean, Happy Birthday, boys! I hope you are enjoying your day, wherever you are. 57 & 22 are not traditionally big b-days but here's hoping this one's the best ever. Peace, Daniel Frabotta

Oct 9, 1997
Kirsten St.Clair (Beatlefr3k@aol.com)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN AND SEAN! I wish you the most happiest and love in your birthday and all your days! John, where ever you are or whatever you are doing I wish you to be safe and happy! Sean, I wish you a great life and have fun!! All I really want to say is I LOVE YOU JOHN!!! LOVE AND PEACE FOREVER, Kirsten St. Clair

Oct 9, 1997
Maharishi Christie (CWalsh2000@aol.com)
Happy birthday, John! You're my hero and my inspiration, and you'll live on forever in my heart.

Oct 9, 1997
Mantra (jeisen@primary.net)
John & Sean: If "life is what happens while you're busy making other plans," I hope the cosmos is treating you well. We all think of you kindly and often. We hope that love, peace and happiness have found you and that you continue to embrace them as well. Happy birthdays, guys. 0^0/

Oct 9, 1997
The Duchess (dutchessofk@hotmail.com)
Happy birthday, gentle John! You are my hero and I love you! Nothing can make me happy like your words and music... Happy birthday to a mystical poet!

Oct 9, 1997
dean rody (deanar@goshen.edu)
Happy birthday John. Your memory will live with us always!

Oct 9, 1997
Linda (lbeagle@siservices.net)
Happy Birthday to John and Sean. May your spirits always be easy and flow freely together through all eternity.

Oct 9, 1997
Colin Appleton
Happy Birthday Johnny! You are a great inspiration in my life. Even though you don't know it, because of you and the Beatles i learned the art of music and your songs are re-lived through me and, i'm sure, millions of others. You were a great one! My heart and soul are with you always. PS: Make room for me wherever you are.

Oct 9, 1997
Debbie Pruitt (ILuvLennon@aol.com)
Happy Birthday John! "There's no where you can be if it isn't where you were meant to be." Guess I have to believe that since you said it - - but I miss you anyway!

Oct 9, 1997
Abbey aka The Infamous Elenor R. (ElenorRigby@usa.net)
John, today, as we commemerate your birthday and your life, we look to the brighter future that you began to create. And, just as you wished, we try to keep love in our hearts and peace in our hands...To you and Sean, you will forever shine... Imagine Always, Elenor Rigby

Oct 9, 1997
Mark Lackey (Mark_Lackey@msn.com)
Happy Birthday John & Sean!!! I've got nothing to say but it's okay!

Oct 9, 1997
Mrs Noel Gallagher/Red Rose Speedway (mropp@skyenet.net)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN, JOHN!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU!! U RULE!

Oct 9, 1997
Amy Collinge (gvpeace@aol.com)
I love you John. Thank you for gracing our world with your beauty. I think about you everyday. You taught me about ReAl LoVE. Thank you. Imagine, and i do.... love, amy

Oct 9, 1997
Mitch Hughes
Jesus Christ, John! Where have you been? Don't you know it's your birthday. By the way, a friend of mine has a T-shirt that reads simply "World Peace," and every time he wears it I think of you; the only person who could've made it happen. Well, at least, you give us all "...a little peace of mind." Anyway, happy birthday and we'll talk to you next year. LENNON SAVES.

Oct 9, 1997
Heather McMurphy (drewUK@aol.com)
Happy Birtday John. I miss you each and every day. You are forever in my heart. I wish you were still here, but I know in a way-you are. You said you were a dreamer...but don't worry John, you're not the only one.......... I Love you Mr. John!!!!! Love, Heather

Oct 9, 1997
Fabiano Scopel Thomaz (fscopel@nutecnet.com.br)
Happy Birthday John! Let`s commemorate together, because today is my birthday too. I`m really happy we were born in october 9. Greetings from a brasilian fan.

Oct 9, 1997
jolling joker (walker26@pilot.msu.edu)
Jolling Joker is positivity. All that we would like to say is Give Peace a Honk all the way to Ohio, and please join the Lennon Birthday Caravan. Sean-Julian may be the first son, but you're yoko's. ps. just a suggestion for a title for that duet that you and julian will do someday: john is our dad, but yoko's his momma!

Oct 9, 1997
Laura (eurydice9@hotmail.com)
I would like to send this special wish to someone who has showed us how to love in every sense of the word. To a fellow dreamer who will remain in our hearts forever. I love you John. Your spirit will remain with us forever like the clouds in the sky. Happy Birthday with much love

Oct 9, 1997
Melissa Carroll (melissa@jibboo.com)
Every year today, the magic number nine, I take some time to think about how different the world would be if you had never lived, John. Despite your faults, we loved you and always will. "You said it all though not many had ears. You had control of our smiles and our tears."

Oct 9, 1997
guy lemoine
happy birthday number 9.give peace a chance.

Oct 9, 1997
Chris
Wherever you may be, I'm sure that this will reach you. You've been an inspiration to me for as long as I can remember. Thanks for all you've done, and all you have taught us, and have the best 57th that you can.

Oct 9, 1997
The Mathemagician (mathemagician1@geocities.com)
Dearest John, I send everyone on your behalf a blessing of peace and pure happiness, as I'm sure you would have yourself if you were here today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the grooviest man who had and has influenced the lives of many. To you, I say, "CHEERS!!!"

Oct 9, 1997
Erin Jacobs (rockon97@hotmail.com)
Well, it's that time of year again. It's your birthday and I keep on thinking "what if...", but realists know the truth when it has arrived. I know, however, somewhere out there your spirit is hovering over us and watching. The world may not have been the nicest place for you to have been, but you should see all of what the fruits of your labor has brought you. You weren't perfect, and you showed your angst in your work. I can try to relate as many others have. I hope you realize how many people still love you so many years later. I know even though I am only 9 days shy of 21, I love you. I've never met you, but your influence has even touched me as it has touched many others. Wherever you are, you are here. Happy 57th birthday John.:-) (also happy 22nd birthday to Sean) :-) Love, Erin :-)

Oct 9, 1997
Greg Gentry (ggentry@infoave.net)
I am so glad that the memory still lives on today. What John did for the world was so great. His philosiphies for peace, and determination to stand his ground through no matter what. I always mark Johny's Birthday with mine, which is on October 10. I would now like to celebrate his, more than my own. I to hope to be a person like John and be dareing enough to make a difference. Thats all for now. We all shine on.

Oct 9, 1997
Cristina Aguilar
John, Your music moved us, and your soul inspired us. Wherever you may be on this, your 57th birthday, know that you are greatly loved and missed. You had the talent and charisma to surpass the limitations of generations. We are forever greatful. I send along birthday wishes of love and peace. John, thanks for everything.

Oct 9, 1997
Clara
Happy birthday, Mr. Lennon. We all love, and respect what you have given us, and we thank you. You truly are a great musician. You've taught us much, and your songs of peace and love shall live on forever in the hearts and minds of all of your family, friends, and fans. Once again, thank you.

Oct 9, 1997
Benna
Well, John, I don't know what to say. First, happy 57th birthday. I wonder what it would be like if you were still here. I wish I knew. Thank you very much for the music; it's the best music in the world. I got interested in the Beatles when I was 11 1/2, about a month before the first Anthology came out. I am in love with your voice. It is so beautiful, I can't describe how wonderful it is. I can't describe how wonderful your talent was. It's too bad you're gone. (I am listening to "Imagine" right now, and am weeping writing this. I can't believe you are gone. It's not fair. I will never meet you in my lifetime, being only thirteen.) I love you, and I think about you every day. A lot of your songs have made me stop and think. You mean a lot to me. Your stories make me laugh. Your songs have made me happy, laugh, think, and cry. I often can't describe my felings, whether they be happy or sad. (By the way, I got really upset when the radio stations didn't do anything special for your birthday. I told you you mean a lot to me.) You're like a friend. I wish I could have met you. Happy birthday, and happy 22nd birthday to Sean. Love, Benna

Oct 9, 1997
Niva (niva@pacific.net.sg)
John, listening to your music is an intense emotional experience. It is a wonderful inspiration and with its almost magical-like quality and deep meaningful messages. Your music appeals to everyone, from all walks of life and from all generations and though you are not with us physically, your spirit will continue to live on and inspire us..personally, listening to you lifts me up from great depths of despair and helps ease the burden of misery that comes along with life..Happy Birthday, John....

Oct 9, 1997
Ann
Happy 57th birthday John! I hope you are happy and at peace wherever you are today :-) You and your music still shine on in my heart always. Through your words and music you will be with us forever and ever. I have loved you since I was five years old. Yours is the first music I ever remember hearing. Thank you so much for the music and your incredible message of peace and love! All my love, ~Ann~

Oct 10, 1997
Jacquie (harpua@bigfoot.com)
Hello,John!I really hope you're having fun wherever you are right now.You're my idol..my greatest influence.I wouldn't draw,write,act,or be the person I am now if it weren't for you.I admire you so much for the wonderful,beautiful man you are.I can't explain this feeling for you in words,though.All I can say is...I love you and miss you.Happy Birthday,John Lennon!Love will save us all.Someday..

Oct 10, 1997
eric king (mr.everything@juno.com)
I LOVE YOU YOKO!AND I LOVE WHAT YOU STAND FOR!ERIC KING,VISTA CALIFORNIA

Oct 10, 1997
Instant Karman (beatlejohnpaul@hotmail.com)
John Lennon was a great man. He died before all his work was done. We need to carry on the lennon tradition. Please remember John as a great man. He died, but he lives on in us all. So try to do what he would have liked us to do. Try and do what he did and beyond. If you understood any of this please work with me. Instant Karman //--\ //oo\ yoko&john

Oct 10, 1997
Hayley Rae Cuneo (hayleyrae@hotmail.com)
Happy Birthday John and Sean! I agree with Instant Karma. Peace, Love and Harmony!

Oct 10, 1997
willow (willowgirl33@hotmail.com)
Hey hey hey John, we will never forget you. We all love you so much & hope you're happy wherever you are love, willow

Oct 10, 1997
Anastacia Marlett (marletak@uwec.edu)
John, I never knew you--but I miss you. I'm mad that I'm sad for your birthday for two reasons. I wish that I didn't have to be sad, and I also know that you wouldn't want anyone to be sad on your birthday.Thank you so much for your music. with much love and respect, Anastacia Marlett

Oct 10, 1997
Paramita Damayanti (paramit@ibm.net)
Happy birthday to you, John. You are the part of my life. You change my life completely. I will always love you forever. tilll the end of the world. Once again....happy birthday my dear John. See you somewhere.......(just imagine and your dream will come true) Love, Mita-Jealous Gal

Oct 10, 1997
Kathryn Thorpe (LadyM@the-beatles.com)
John, happy 57th birthday. Imagine there's no heaven, It's easy if you try, No hell below us, Above us only sky. Imagine all the people living life in peace - and may you be one of them. We all miss you John ((((HUGZ))))

Oct 10, 1997
steph pino
I just wanted to say that John's music was, and is increadible and inspiring. Unfortunatley, he passed away before i had the opportunity to see him in concert, but his energy and love for his fans, his music, and his family is still felt. I just would like to wish him a happy (belated) birthday and my best regards to his family. I love ya.

Oct 10, 1997
wolf
Yoko, We'd just like to say that altough John isn't here bodily, his music keeps him alive spiritually. He was and IS one of the greatest musicians to have ever lived. We'd just like to say, John where ever you are, Happy Birthday! Maybe someday things will be alright again.

Oct 10, 1997
Danielle Rowland (MarsCutie@aol.com)
Happy Birthday, John and Sean, Cheers to you, for your great achievements throughout your lifetime, John. I greatly admire your music, and believe that it has affected modern music today. I am 14 years old, and know more people in my age group that love your music and the Beatles than any other group out there. I hope you had fun while you lived. Sean, happy birthday, and may you live a long and happy life. Yoko, I admire you too, for your courage. I hope all of you live long lives. . . . Danielle

Oct 10, 1997
Corie Cole (rmcole01@ix.netcom.com)
John, I remember with such clarity the first time I experienced your music, consciously. When I was seven years old,I heard Sgt. Pepper for the first time, and I would gaze at your picture for hours, as the music carried my young soul. I believed that I alone loved you, and I used to talk to you. The first portrait I ever drew of anyone was of you. I will always love you, John. Thank you so much. I love you. - Corie

Oct 10, 1997
asher carpenter (ricketts@netlink.com)
to john, although you are in heaven,the world feels your presence.We will always love you!give peace a chance!give peace a chance!give peace a chance!give peace a chance!

Oct 10, 1997
Michelle
Dear John, Happy birthday :) You did so much in your short 40 years on this earth.. I hope we can all follow your example and believe in our causes as you did yours. I know your music has and will continue to bring smiles to peoples faces, as it does mine. Music is one special way of touching people's souls, and you do it so well. Thinking back on your incredible life and everlasting sense of humour will always bring joy to our hearts, and a tear to our eye. Much like the Beatles as a group, you accomplished in a short time what it would take many lifetimes for most, and you will never be forgotten. You live in our memories and hearts forever. Thankyou and Happy Birthday! Michelle in Florida.

Oct 10, 1997
Claire
John, You make my life worth living. Everyday when I wake I look at your face and you make me realize their is hope in the human race. Thanks for looking out for me. Love, Peace, Claire.

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