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John Lennon Remembered - 2001


Didn't we just do this for George? What a dreary December it's been so far. But as much as it pains us to recall John Lennon's death, it helps keep his memory alive. And as long as we have memories, and as long as those memories are passed down to younger generations, John Lennon will never die.

 

Dec 7, 2001
PennyLane
Pennsylvania, USA
we miss you, John. My your spirit always shine on, and wherever you may be, I hope you have finally found your peace. As we listen to your music we remember your message, and we have found that we are not the only dreamers. Your vision and music have inspired us, now and always. Thank you. Blessed be.

Dec 7, 2001
Hermione a.k.a Mary Fincher
Goderich/Mississauga, Canada
I'll always miss John. This December 8th will be especially hard because of the loss of George just over a week ago. Thankyou John and George for all the joy you brought to our lives and continue to bring to our lives. Through all the hatred in this world, you bring us love. I'll miss you both forever more.

Dec 7, 2001
Sean
Thanks for all the wonderful music John. This year the anniversary of your death is even worse because of George's passing a week ago. The beginning of December will now be a doubly hard time for music lovers. You and George are sorely missed. You once said "nothing's gonna change my world," and as long as we have your music that is true. Tomorrow I'll stick on "Plastic Ono Band" and "All Things Must Pass" for both John and George. RIP guys.

Dec 7, 2001
AJP
Maryland
God, we just did this a week ago. This is a depressing week. I mourn John like I knew him. I would have loved to see what he had to say about the last 21 years. We all knew he was full of opinions and I love him for that. I miss the music we never got to hear that passed away with him. I was only 7 when he was killed so I don't remember the event but I certainly think about it virtually every day. Lets hope George and John are catching up and making music on the other side. Peace to them both. Your music lives in all of us.

Dec 7, 2001
Tim
Yeah, a week ago we did this for George. It has been a rough December. Winter is claiming more and more of my heroes. My beloved Beatles are being decimated. This time of year my thoughts always turn to John and his way too early death. I have never fully gotten over his loss. But here we are again, confronted with another premature Beatle death. And not 9 days apart from John's death date. I remember THAT December of 1980. It was just like this one. Warmer than normal and a bit overcast. Last Friday when the world found out we had lost George as well it was the same type of day. Deja vu of the worst kind. Of course, George's death was expected. He died in relative comfort. When John died it was a horrible, violent thing. It left us all reeling. All the same, I am still hurting over George. I'm still hurting over John. I guess it's true, only the good die young. I now plan to live as a total asshole. John, I still miss you. Please take care of George. And if you have any sway with the gods up there, talk them into forgetting about Paul and Ringo for a while. They're all the Beatles we got left and we need them.

Dec 7, 2001
raul
Mexico,City.
Dear John: You know how much a lot of people loves you,we are learning day by day to live with so much pain inside us because your dead. But you know what,you still here with us,in our mind and ir our soul,we pray every day for you,and you Lennon Legend im sure do the same for us. Like once I said,i wish to be with you and now with George too,but I still have things to do here,so I cant,but be sure that when my time comes,the first thing i will do is to look for you and George to be together. Remember something that you know very well,you will be always the best,Mexico loves you so much,be sure of this. Of course man you will be present in my wedding next friday with a beautiful song,so see you there. Take care,21 years with out you its no easy,but is easier listening to your music. Have fun with George,I love you guys so much and I miss you both. Love you John.

Dec 7, 2001
lynn
saco, maine, usa
john, you will never be forgotten. your quest for peace lives on through your music, a message that will be front and formost in our minds during this war of ours. your love for human kind and your family will live on for another year in yoko, jules, and sean. as for your fans, we love u and we miss u. hope u have a nice x-mas up in heaven, i love u, lynn

Dec 7, 2001
Laura Haas
New Hampshire
Im probably one of the youngest die-hard beatle fans -being 17 years old- but their music has changed the way we live today and our culture- and I truely belive that. And although I was never alive when John was I have the utmost admiration for him, his music,his career (as a musician, a father and husband) artwork and all of his beliefs. It tears my heart every year at this time because I feel as if I knew him. I dont know what else to say because its so hard to put your feelings into words when they are so strong...butlet me just say that let us not mourn for the loss of two of the greatest musicians, let us celebrate what they have done and continue to recognize them for who they were and are, and for everything they still stand for. We Love You both John and George...your music and spirits will forever continue to play in our hearts. Godbless "Love is the answer, an you know that...for sure." ~ john lennon

Dec 7, 2001
Juli (The Peacemaker)
USA
To: My favorite person in the world I will be at your vigil Tomorrow lighting a candle for you. I hope wherever you are, you are happy. Tell me how George is doing. I hope the both of you are together again. Live in peace ~ Juli

Dec 7, 2001
Marco
Germany
So much remembering lately:( Let«s take that sad song and start a revolution! I love you John!

Dec 7, 2001
DAVID E. JOHNSTON
Livingston, Scotland
RIP JOHN WINSTON LENNON, 21 YEARS, PEOPLE BORN WHEN HE DIED ARE NOW ADULTS AND WE STILL GRIEVE. AS IT WAS STATED AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE WE HAVE TO PASS ON WHAT JOHN BELIEVED IN TO THE YOUNGER ONES, SO MAYBE ONE DAY THERE WILL BE A WORLD OF PEACE!

Dec 7, 2001
Kristin
USA
I miss you and love you more and more every day, john! i know all is well and please just keep smiling! love is real...real is love.

Dec 7, 2001
Tony
New Jersey
I miss you John. I miss you George. Hopefully you two are rockin' the heavens!

Dec 7, 2001
Liv Vestergaard
Denmark
John Lennon... He's one of the persons who has inspired me the most through music, love and words. He was an awesome person. Like George Harrison he will never be forgotten. The 8th of December will always be a special date for many people. He didn't die the way he deserved to. That's very sad. Such a loving person full of live, energi and ideas doesn't deserve to die that way John did... He will always stay in our hearts and be remembered for all the things he did. We miss you here John. Peace and Love, Liv.

Dec 7, 2001
Krissy
USA
I was looking around a furniture store the other day when this asked me who was on my shirt. I said John Lennon. He said "How old are you?" (I'm 17) and he was shocked. He said "He died before you were even born!" Then it hit me. John's been dead longer than I've been alive. I hope that you're still rockin the place, John. I look forward to the day I can finally meet you, which will hopefully be a long, long time. Keep on playin' those mind games forever! ~Krissy

Dec 7, 2001
L Rita
Columbia, MO, USA
Alas another aniversary of John's death. After all this time, the world still misses you and will never forget the contributions that you made. Thank you for works like "Plastic Ono Band" because I can see I'm not the only one that get down sometimes. You will always be the one Beatle I love. Peace and love always. L Rita

Dec 7, 2001
Long Tall Sally
Sainte Marie, New Brunswick, Canada
December 8th is such a sad day... but at the same time, when I listen to John's music, I smile. He may be gone but his music lives on. This time of year, I think back to when I was first discovering the Beatles. I was about 15 years old and remember seeing "Imagine" for the first time and fell totally in love with John Lennon - the man, his music and his beliefs. He is a legend, that's for sure. He had such an impact on my life that it makes me wonder just how many other people he touched. It blows me away. RIP John Lennon. We love you!

Dec 7, 2001
Lauren
Syracuse, NY
I'm sorry I couldn't make it to Strawerry Fields. I'm not old enough, yet. But your music is making me grow and learn, just like it always has. I miss you, but not just the day you left. I miss you every moment I don't hear your music. It's such a waste to have you gone and not creating more of your own--even if you are inspiring so many others. "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

Dec 7, 2001
Aaron
Hi I am 10 years old and I LOVE the Beatles.I am a guy and it is hard to get me to shut up but,when George Harrison died I could not talk at all beacuse I was very upset.People should not get over John Leonnon dieing beacuse,it is still verry sad.

Dec 7, 2001
Yvonne
maryland
I know that John and George will always be here in spirit~ that makes it easy.

Dec 7, 2001
AKA Driver
Spokane, WA, USA
I don't commemorate December 8th anymore. I treat it as any normal day. October 9th - now there's a day to celebrate!

Dec 7, 2001
Music Nut
GEORGE AND LENNON FOREVER! Even though they may seem gone, they're both in heaven or in their songs, still trying so hard to bring the 60s vibe to this war. God Bless them Both, and the Beatles will be forever if you believe in them.

Dec 7, 2001
ezabelli
Gardena,California,U.S.
i will never ever forget when that terribly awful day occured. i'm only 14 yrs. old, but i love john lennon, even though many family members disagree with the music of john lennon. john is my favorite beatle. when i first got interested in the beatles i was so excited and mystified about the music. when i found out about how j.l. died, i cried the entire day. i would someone kill a genuis for no reason at all? john and george live on and on and on. it will be tough down the long and winding road, but we will never forget!!! love forever, ezabelli

Dec 7, 2001
Peter Sirbopoulos
Athens,Greece.
Well what a December this year.Two "lossess" in one.John being dead for twenty one years(can you believe that it's twenty one whole years he's not with us)and George being dead for a week.Oh God it's rough indeed!Two of The Beatles have gone.Imagine.Games being played Across The Universe.Sit down and think what they were doing on December 8,in 1962,1963,1964,1965,1966,1967,1968,1969,1970,1971 until they split up as The Beatles - All Those Years Ago when we was young.Life is very short and there's no time-that's true.Life really seems like Crackerbox Palace dosen't it!They both had so many more songs to give to us but The Almighty had other plans for them.Nevertheless,our gratitude to them is Great,as Great they were.We'll always love them,cause All We Need Is Love.In return they'll be singing to us from the heavens.God Bless and Rest your Souls Dear John and George.Dosen't it seem like a Double Fantasy? Is it coincidence that most of their songs match this circumstance,is it!

Dec 7, 2001
aunt mimi
bkk Thailand
When will you comeback, Johnny? This world is too bored, without you. I said it again......

Dec 7, 2001
David Bolin
The Woodlands, Texas USA
A year ago today I was in Manhatten with the most important woman in my life. We were there for the 20th anniversery of John's death. The only thing that changed for me was that I quit hating Chapman. Even though I play in a band and we play Johns music, it still hurts badly. It is hard to sing when there are tears in your eyes. John I miss EVERYDAY. Now I miss George EVERYDAY...... I doubt it will EVER stop until I too am in Rock-N-Roll heaven listening to the cosmos most bad ass band. Imagine ...... STAY THE COURSE AND BE TRUE TO THE CAUSE And Debi ...... THANK YOU I LOVE YOU

Dec 7, 2001
Rachel
Tauranga, New Zealand
We all miss you so much John! You are like no other human being on earth, and I just thank you so much for all you did for us! You loved us all, and that is such a challenging thing to do. There will never be another you! Long Live John Lennon!! Love Rachel

Dec 7, 2001
Manque
Sevilla, Andaluc’a, Espa–a
Still today, All You Need is Love!

Dec 7, 2001
melanie
i would like to say i have loved the beatles since i was in the 4th grade. and now i am a sophmore in high school. people constantly ask me why i liked them so much and what was it about them that i thought was so great. so finally i started to think about it.. why did i like them so much?? then i realized it was all john. just his special style in music and his voice, its magnificent. his music and his roll in life is such an inspriration to me. how he wanted world peace and tried to make it happen, and how he expressed it through his music. and now of course its dec. 7th and i am once again deeply saddened. how could anyone kill a man of peace?? i try not to think about it, but at this time of year i can't help but think about.. so to pay my respects to him every year, i go the whole day on dec.8th without talking, that is my way mourning for him. i love you john, your still beatiful, and everyday i say at least once give peace a chance. and it is so true that all you need is love! only a genious like you could think of quote like that, and i admore you for that. thank you for all the brillian music you have written, and thankyou for keeping me dreaming of peace, i know its going to happen, all you have to do is imagine. once again i LOVE you brotha. peace man!

Dec 7, 2001
Edna
Jeffersonville, Indiana, US
John, another year has come and gone. Each year I feel you closer to me, and I have taken your cross to bear. World Peace is within our reach if we only try. My love for you is eternal, and one day I will be with you. Until then...All You Need Is Love.

Dec 7, 2001
Severins
Since I'm only 15 I have never exprienced The Beatles first hand (I wish I had the opportunity though!). However, I absolutly adore and charish their music, personalities, and as each one as individuals. But, John Lennon stands out the most. He was always the most interging, comical and all around enjoyable. I can't help by saying that I truely believe that John was one of the most influencial men in music, and life in general. He will always remain loved, respected and thought of as the Greatest. "Life is what happens while your busy making other plans." - John Lennon... And what great plans he made in his life!

Dec 7, 2001
Julian Shek (Dreamer)
Hong Kong
We miss you, John ^^PEACE & LOVE^^

Dec 7, 2001
Tong
Hong Kong, China
The peace haven't arrived the world after John Lennon dead. I imagine that John Lennon is still alive, "all the people living life in peace..." There is too many innocent people involved in the war and die that John Lennon don't want to see if he is alive.

Dec 7, 2001
Mary, aka Petey
Canada, eh!
Sheesh. Am I gonna cry again? John Lennon, George Harrison, it's all one big muddle. With all the grieving going on, I've forgotten to look at the positive points. They're together. Making music. I'm only 15, but the Beatles and their music have really touched me, how it's so powerful, and so amazing. Rest in peace John, and George, and hopefully, one day, we'll all LIVE in peace! Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen, Petey. "And the world will live as one." -John Lennon

Dec 7, 2001
Laura a.k.a. Anna
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
This past week has been so hard, John. We have just been given the shock of George's passing. We aren't over it. We haven't moved on. We are still in deep mourning. I am still feeling such a loss in my heart that it is painful to go on about my daily life. Yet, as Beatle fans, we got slapped across our face again when Dec. 8 snuck upon us. We did not forget. We did not see it coming. When in mourning, one's coherency is not at its usual height. I pray that George and you are in heaven together. I can just imagine George saying "They still love you down there, ya know." At least you are not alone. Nor is George. I love you John. Now and FOREVER. You will always have a special place in my heart that no one but you can touch. Dec. 8 shall forever hold the meaning of loss, sadness, and depression. Oct. 9 will forever hold the meaning of celebration, rejoicing, and happiness. God bless you, John Ono Lennon.

Dec 7, 2001
Imogen
Australia
I love you John, and always will. Today is really a terrible day for me,john is my favourite beatle...my next is george which makes this day even worse! if i'm having a really emotional day and i sit and listen to songs like "Imagine" and "I Know" i still have to cry...just thinking that he left this earth in such a terrible way and he was not ready makes me really sad...i would like you to think about yoko and sean and julian in this sad time...i'll be seeing ya john and george...love always..PEACE

Dec 8, 2001
Clari Faerie
Boulder, CO
We miss you John. I was never even on the planet for even a moment while you were, but your music has still touched me, and I love you and admire you very very much. You were taken from us too soon, and I will always miss the light you brought to the world. I hope you and George are having a wonderful reunion.

Dec 8, 2001
Jeremy
Thanks for the music. We miss you.

Dec 8, 2001
samer sarhan (beatlejuice)
dearborn, MI.
god bless you john. 21 years is a long time but double fantasy still sounds like it was yesterday. i love you man. rest in peace to you and george.

Dec 8, 2001
Magen
Austin Texas
Well John, another year has passed, so fast. I can find peace and meaning by listening to you, your words, and the mesage that you send for love. You will live on forever, in our hearts, and everyday I like to think that there are more and more people who turn to your words of peace rather than a message of hatred. Take care of your baby brother George, you guys stay out of trouble! We all miss you both. Much love forever.

Dec 8, 2001
Michael Espinosa
zephyr cove, Nevada
Love truly is the answer, and is all that matters. We need a revolution of love and John is still leading the way. We miss you bro. I'm sure you and George and rocking the heavens together! We'll see you again. love and miss you....

Dec 8, 2001
Candace
Holt, AL USA
I love you so much John. You still are and always will be, my hero. I can't wait to see you in Heaven.

Dec 8, 2001
Christopher Stolle
Richmond, Indiana, USA
For the last few Octobers and Decembers, I have hesitated to post on this board. I become too overwhelmed with emotions to write my feelings on John Lennon. He is my favorite musician. He first sang to me when I was 11 in 1987; I didn't even know who he was then - not to mention the fact that he was no longer with us - but since then, I have studied his life with passion and helpful intent. I say helpful intent because I believe there is tons of good still left to utilize from John's life. In fact, I have written a few poems about John that are going into my first poetry book. He rivals only my grandfather for the most poems about a specific person. John Lennon, first and foremost, was a fellow human being to me. Secondly, and even if only through his words (i.e. interviews), I felt that we were friends. After that, he was a great singer/songwriter that has inspired my own literary aspirations. Yes, I do miss George Harrison, but John lived and died in a different manner. I look forward to reading the posts from people born AFTER John died. In a way, in maybe 20 years, I look forward to what people will say about John and George when that generation was born 20 or 40 years after either man's death. I listen to music from many different eras, but the music that touches me most is the music made just before I was born. I disdain today's music because, well, to steal and paraphrase a line from Lennon, no one has yet to improve on "Imagine." I don't think anyone will. But we never stop dreaming about peace and love. I wish that for everyone, even if only in your own personal associations with others. We do not mourn John's death today; we celebrate everything that he has given us and will continue to give through his music, his art and poetry (check them out!) and his love for humanity. We will all shine on if we keep John's memory as something positive rather than as something dismal because without John Lennon, this world would be different - in a bad way - than it is today. When Sept. 11 happened, I first thought about John. He's still living at the Dakota, you know. I worried about him and Yoko. I wondered if he would reunited the Beatles for a huge charity concert in Central Park. But it didn't happen. Thankfully, Paul did something, but if John Lennon would have been there, well, I will leave it to you, the reader, to insert your own theories. I send wishes of peace and love - to everyone everywhere - and I hope that everyone can join together to sing Happy Xmas (War Is Over) this holiday season. Give peace a chance. Peace. --Chris

Dec 8, 2001
Elizabeth
There are some things in life, that affect us more than we realize. Or, more than we would liek them to. Your death, did both of those things to me. Many times i've been alone, and many times I've cried... but i'll never forget you John. I'll never be able to...

Dec 8, 2001
Sarah
Manchester, England
John, it's amazing how much you have done for the world with your songs. It's so simple, yet so true - when i listened to your song 'Working class Hero' it was so true, put so straightforward that it was almost like the most subtle of subtle poetry. John, no matter how long you will have been dead, your spirit will always live in your music. You will never truly die. I'm posting to thank you for your music, and for what you have done to improve this world we live in there. i know i'll be seeing you in Heaven. Love, Peace, and Lennon & McCartney.

Dec 8, 2001
BigMary
Vienna/Austria
John, i'm only 16 now, but since i was 12, i love you and also the beatles with my whole heart, and it is not easy for me every year on this fucking 8th of dec! why have they taken you away from us? Why did they do that? john i miss you, i pray for you and i want you back! i miss you every time, i hear your songs...and now george is also gone! i miss him too, he was so sweet! and i also hope you've found each other and you've found your freedom! YOU'RE STILL ALIVE IN OUR HEARTS!!!! p.s. isn't it great to see that so many people are thinking of you? m.

Dec 8, 2001
Boekanier
I think John Lennon was killed bacause he became a danger to the establishment. Remember what he stand for: "power to the people". He became a real threat for those who have the power in society. Did you think of that possibility already?

Dec 8, 2001
dee ringle
ohio
JOHN WILL ALWAYS BE THE BEST.I AM STILL HEARTBROKEN.HE WAS TAKEN IN HIS PRIME WITH A SMALL CHILD AND A SURE TO BE A HIT,IT WAS.

Dec 8, 2001
dee ringle
strawberry fields
every birthday i d.j his songs in the club i work in,people love it.i will not forget him,my hero.foreverJOHN with love deeby the way,TOLEDO people come see me this evening at UPPER DECK it is on laskey by miracle mile. FOREVER,JOHN

Dec 8, 2001
Only lOne
France
Oh John another year without you, it's so hard, I can't explain my felings today,so I write for you your own words because they express my heart : My life take it, It's mine to give, take it, Let me live in you, My life take it, It's yours do what you will, I dedicate it to you,What's the use in waking, If you're not there to share the dreams and nighmares, My life take it, For better or worse,Why waste time we both know, Together is the only way we'll make it, Anyway take it, My life, my life is you.... I love you,You will be always in my heart Only love,

Dec 8, 2001
Nina Moilasheimo
Sweden
So,here now is the day,for 21 years ago,the terrible happend....when I think of him am thinking in his songs,paper,books and pictures but I don«t just want to think just that, but I was not even born for 21 years ago... But I remember him all good he did.. But he is alive around here.... All my thougts and love... I will always love U.

Dec 8, 2001
Gaylene
Anaheim, CA
Wasn't it Elliot Mintz who said that you don't really get over something as horrific and tragic as John's death, you just adjust to a different reality. I have always talked to John- everyday-I'll say: Oh, look at that,John isn't that great or sad or funny or stupid or whatever....Many of us feel we know him so well that we know what he would say about so many things. I mean, he didn't surprize me after so many years. It must be comforting to me to always be talking to John- if not outloud, then in my head. John is always with me, that is how I have coped. It works for me. Most of the time. I expect I'll be talking to George too. Is it sacrilege to sing "My sweet George" instead when I'm listening to "My Sweet Lord"? Tough, I'll sing it anyway...I feel really sad inside, but I just try to cope the best way I can. I can see into the future- Nov. 29 and then 9 days later- Dec. 8- it's gonna be rough every year....

Dec 8, 2001
Leon Helios
Markaryd, Sweden
Can't think of anything to write really, you know how much i like you and your music. Just say hi to George from me. Merry Christmas John & George!

Dec 8, 2001
Luisa Cotardo
Italy
John Lennon is a state of mind, that's why he still lives inside us. Life can be cruel, so unexpected in its solution, but it's life. John sayd: Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans. He knew that. Fortunately he left us so many precious things, we can use them to make a better world, to make better men and women. I want imagine him playing in the sky with his close friend George...while their guitar gently will wheep for all the clouds..that will drip till they will reach us. Bye everybody. Luisa

Dec 8, 2001
Paul Moran
I guess John Lennon is a memory to a lot of people now, but those memories are important factors woven into the significant events of our lives. For me, I remember writing letters to my girlfriend with "Woman" playing in the background. Maybe that is John's greatest legacy, how he has become a part of the important moments of our lives, or even how his music seems to describe the different stages of our lives so well. Peace to you John and George, and all those you could never leave behind.

Dec 8, 2001
Ray
Miami, Fl
Well, whenever I start to feel sad about John's passing, mainly because I'll never get a chance to meet him, or George now, until it's my time, I remember something my English teacher said to me last year. He and I are both big Beatle fans, and I was talking to him after class about it. He told me something that always comforts me. "It was 20 years ago today (which it was last year)Sgt. Pepper (or John) taught the band to play (Maybe he's teaching some other musicians how to really play Rock N Roll?). They've been going in and out of style (which they had been back in the public eye due to the '1' CD) But they're guaranteed to raise a smile (John can still make us happy today). This always cheers me up.

Dec 8, 2001
Aris
Cyprus
'He wants to be free... Kill him' this thought keeps ringing through my head considering the fact that Marc Chapman was not the true killer of Lennon. John Lennon will always be free, free as a bird. It's up to us, the remaining of Lennon's true fans to keep his music and his work alive. PEACE

Dec 8, 2001
Ian Emery
Ont,Canada
What a tough week. What a tough day. 21 years later and this day is no easier. I will light a candle for John and George and think of them together. They are gone but not forgotten. I miss them both. It's so hard.....

Dec 8, 2001
george carter
In his Rolling Stone interview (Lennon Remembers), John said that early on the Beatles were reviewed as having used "areulian cadences" (sp?), and he didn't know what they were. Nor did I, but since I've discovered by listening over and over to his work, his jangely piano fills and backgrounds, his "banjo" guitar that it is literally military marching music. I find in this what may be the key to his success and psyche. In spite of his downright fascistic pacifism (oxymoronic?) his life was an absolute forward march, with the masterly use of iconoclasm as a saber. No compromise, obsessively competitive, no prisoners...all balls. I watched the tribute and based upon it I here request that Yoko make it a crime for anyone aside from the Lennon Lads to perform his work...its unnatural and though well intentioned it's failure and deformation. I've wondered what He'd have said about the 9/11 rape of his beloved NYC, but wait, he said it already: NO RELIGION TOO! love...theporge

Dec 8, 2001
Ark
Well, last night i put on my CD player 2 beatles' songs : Cry for a shadow & She's so heavy... both are true guitar duels played by Jonh & George... and both can mark the beginning and the end of the beatles...i just tought that they may be in cloud 9 playing these tunes for as long as they want... listen to their music, folks!

Dec 8, 2001
Nicole
California
I'm at a loss for words. John was such an insipiration to thousands of people, why did he have to die? There was one time a few years ago, I guess I was about 13, and all I wanted was a way out of my life. I sat on my bed with a razor in my hand, trying to remember which way I was supposed to cut, across or straight down. My radio was on the oldies station and just as I was ready to cut myself, Imagaine came on. I sat there for a moment, sort of in disbelief, and then I started wondering why I was feeling so sorry for myself. There are so many other people out there, and if I could even help a few of them, that would be a LOT better than being dead. Now a Sophomore in High School, I'm in a Peer Helping class and I'm positive I'm going to start psych next year. All because his song came on at the right time. It's funny how that works. John, I love you to death, as do thousands of other people. There are some kids down the block, both about 5 years old, who are already as big of Beatles fans as I was at their age (and that's saying a lot). You're dead, and everyone needs to accept that and be glad that you're living in a better place than here, but your music and spirit will always be with us.

Dec 8, 2001
LennonLoverr
santa monica ca usa
john, here it is, another anniversary of you. i'm doin okay. My family is watching HELP as i type away to you. My son, John, is already living up to his name and in a way, that makes me smile...although i hear you were a trouble maker :). it's hard to put into words exactly what you've done for me and my life. To put it simply, you help me put a name and face to the things that i believe. You let me know that it's okay to do what I want to do and not to worry about what others are going to say. You also gave me the courage to stand up for my beliefs in a public place, which was something i could never do before you. You are my light, my love and my understanding of how life should be. You weren't perfect and never claimed to be and that is alright with me, Shine on Johnny Boy....Shine on...we love you....take care of George and show him around over there...things haven't been the same since you left...who knows how it would have been....I am at peace knowing that you are still in my heart. Well, tonight i will be honoring you.... hehe....i know you can read my mind. I will think more to you then.... Goodbye beautiful boy....beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful boy. You are greatly missed and grandly loved. -tess ( you know who i am :)

Dec 8, 2001
JeanneMarie
Buckhannon, West Virginia, United States
I am a huge fan of the Beatles and John Lennon. Though I am only 18 I feel the pain that any fan feels when the think of John's murder. I spend my entire 8th day of Deceber listening to his music, videos, and watching/listening to the news clips of his death. I love you John. Peace

Dec 8, 2001
Laura
Salamanca, Spain
My favourite beatle is George but John always be in my heart, like George and the other beatles. John will never die, he always be in the fans' hearts. JOHN, GEORGE and BEATLES FOREVER PEACE AND LOVE Please send me e-mails, I would love to have friends from other countries.

Dec 8, 2001
ray
canada
john lennon is just great,and today is jim morrison,s birthday happy birthday jim i loved john lennon so much i named my son LENNON HARRISON ________ rock-n-roll heaven is just getting better

Dec 8, 2001
Blue Meanie
Blue Meanie Factory
I really don't feel like writing this, cause I just did it I think. But, another year and some more tears. Now I have two Beatles to miss...:-( I guess I don't have much more to say except that I love John and George...wherever they may be now. And I also miss them like crazy. *Sniff sniff*

Dec 8, 2001
Lindz
Pennsylvania, USA
John, You have been such an inspiration to me. You are so brilliant, as a musician and person. You have always been my favorite Beatle, I feel instinctively drawn to you and only wish I could have been living at the same time as you, as I am only now 17 years old. You are such a deep and spiritual person who was not afraid to say what you think and stick up for what you believe. That is a gift many do not have, as they are afraid of what others will think, or they do not have enough confidence in what they believe to express it. Thanks for giving us all your gifts of wisdom and music. Your music and legacy will live on in my mind and my heart forever. RIP John Lennon...

Dec 8, 2001
RingetteSparr
Today is a drab day...the sunlight fades in and out...just like the celebration of life and death. Here's to hoping that life, love, and music continue into the next world, life, or ocean.

Dec 8, 2001
Dr Robert
Canada
With George's death still fresh in my heart, I am now mourning two of my heroes. We'll miss both of you. You both shine on.

Dec 8, 2001
rolandhino
Mexico
another year... 21 years without John... we love u... Give peace a chance...but really give it...

Dec 8, 2001
mister mustard
it's not going to be easy living in a two-beatle universe. it's just not as beatleful :((

Dec 8, 2001
Dara
montvale,NJ, USA
Well.....it has been 21 years already? It seems like it happened yesterday. Sadly, we lost George this year. Now we have two beatles to remember. This is so weird to me since I was not alive during beatlemania or when John was alive. Though in a way it still made an impact on my life. We STILL miss you John and now George.

Dec 8, 2001
Joharri
John, unfortunatly passed before I was born, but the effect of his music on me is so powerful that I feel like I was around when he was. Rolling Stone has said John Lennon's song "IMAGINE" has become the anthem of the Sept. 11, because we need what John wanted. Its true that he was ahead of his time; but in a good way. John may not be here phyically, but he is here in the heart, soul, and spirits of millions. Thanks for all the great times John, we miss you. we love you. PEACE.

Dec 8, 2001
be-atle
Belgium
These are "dark times" with only two Beatles left. Life is getting hard :-((

Dec 8, 2001
Beatle_ed
USA
I was just thinking about my birthday and so happy that now I am 21, but the other reference to the Day I was born, Johns Death, Makes it so hard to celebrate. I miss John and for what its worth I will always remember I will Never Forget!

Dec 8, 2001
dreamer
Bless you wherever you are.... Your music will always be a part of me.

Dec 8, 2001
abbeychristine
west lafayette, in, usa
we know you're in the sky with george looking down on us... we still miss you, john. i think we always will.

Dec 8, 2001
Linners
Even though I was not born till 6 years after John Lennon's death I still think he was a great guy I love him and his music and a part of him still lives on

Dec 8, 2001
Karin
Germany
We'll be missing you George and John!! Rest in peace ... I love you George

Dec 8, 2001
Ang
Cincinnati, Ohio USA
John, we'll never forget you. I love you.

Dec 8, 2001
Poul Ellerbaek
Denmark
I was 11 years old when I first time heard the Beatles. It was fantastic. So I was really shocked when John was killed in NY. And now George is dead too. They was my greatest heroes Đ and still is! As Paul McCartney has said, ŇThe Beatles was a great little rock bandÓ And if they were great!!!!!! The biggest band on earth!!!! And not so little! But now we are mourning over both John and George Đ may they rest in peace. With greetings to all Beatles fan all over the world. We will miss you. E mail me if you feel to- pell@post.tele.dk

Dec 8, 2001
Gene
Fullerton, CA
Thank you George, and John, for the tears and laughter. Year by year my appreciation for your existence has grown. I love you John. Yesterday I took a power nap listening to Disc 4 of the Anthology, and your voice still lulls me to sleep. I even heard an unreleased song called "India" recently, and your voice still captivates me. I'll never forget no way. Thank you John Lennon. Again and again.

Dec 8, 2001
Carlos Guerra
S‹o Paulo / Brasil
John Lennon live! John and George 4 Ever! John and George thanks for your music!!!!

Dec 8, 2001
Kate
John- We miss you!!! I love you so much. The Beatles are still the greatest and they always will be. We are sad without you and George, but I hope you are together somewhere, laughing and making beautiful music. God bless both of you. And thank you for everything you have given us. ~Kate

Dec 8, 2001
Bine
Heidelberg, Germany
"Living with good and bad, I always looked up to you. Now we«re left cold and sad, by someone the divil«s best friend, someone who offended all." Remembering George + John. Bine

Dec 8, 2001
Joe Delke
ISLAND LAKE, IL. USA
Yes call me selfish - because you are not with us. But all I gotta do is put on your music, or read one of your books, or look at your drawings and I become happy and hopefull and words cannot express enough of what you have done for the world. Give Peace A Chance

Dec 8, 2001
Rachel
John - Well another year has finally gone by... and I still miss you just as much. It hurts so much that you're not here, even though you died years before I was even born. Your music has done so much for me, and you have inspired me to start writing myself, which I love so much. I will never get over your death - I will learn to deal with it, but I will never get over it. Having George gone too makes it so much harder... two of my heroes are dead. But you, your music, and everything you left for the world will never be forgotten. I love you so much, and I will never stop missing you.

Dec 8, 2001
maura
canada
i think you passed the audition. forever in my heart john and george.

Dec 8, 2001
Joey Huang
New York, NY
It's been a long long long time, How could I ever have lost you. When I loved you. It took a long long long time. Now I'm so happy I found you. How I love you. So many tears I was searching, So many tears I was wasting, oh. Oh-- Now I can see you, be you. How can I ever misplace you. How I want you. Oh I love you. Your know that I need you. Ooh I love you.

Dec 8, 2001
Mark Brown
Canada
God bless You John and George and Natalie Wood and the people who killed in the 9-11 attacks.

Dec 8, 2001
B.Calvet
Barcelona, Spain.
Y van 21 sin ti, JOHN, pero sigues vivo en nuestro coraz—n. Imagina que ahora con George comenzais de nuevo all’ donde esteis.No ser’a maravilloso?

Dec 8, 2001
Nicole
Chicago, Illinois
December 8th is always a difficult time for Beatles fans, but I think it is much worse this year. What a horrible week this has been. I still miss John after all these years, and I think I will always miss George as well. I thank them both for their music and wisdom. They have touched my life in so many ways. I love you guys. God bless you, and I hope you are happy together in heaven.

Dec 8, 2001
Connie
NY
Rest in peace John & George.

Dec 8, 2001
Farhat
England
Thinking of you John and George. Always remembered, never forgotton. I miss your presence but your always with me in my heart, because your not just with me, your part of me. I would like to thank you both for your contribution to the world and especially to me - you've changed my life. Your my hero's and your legacy will live on forever through your beliefs and your music. Pray for me that the pain of your loss gets easier to deal with. Love you always and have a great time in Heaven.

Dec 8, 2001
Dakota
This day brings many feelings, none of which I have words into which I can transmute them. Pain comes to mind, but it isn't quite right. It's not pain, not any more. It's something else, a feeling of loss, maybe. Of incompleteness. I cannot say something profound or noteable or worthy of the object of my thoughts- it is times like these those fragile constructions I like to play with that we call words break apart. They seem so useless. So, I suppose after all this meaninglessness chatter, I can only say this: I miss you, big Brother, I miss you terribly. --Dakota "We all shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun."

Dec 8, 2001
Kim
Austin, Texas
One of my first influences into rock n'roll as a teen and is still with me decades later. Thanks John (and George) for your gifts of music, love and song. ~k

Dec 8, 2001
Ellen
Dayton, Ohio
With today being december 8, i am very sad but this year it is different because now george is gone too. i try not to cry when listening to john's imagine because peace is what he wanted and he was killed because of hate. now george is gone and i am terribly devastated. Give Peace A Chance.

Dec 8, 2001
Jan
Pennsylvania
It's been 21 yrs., and you are still missed as much today as you were then.The music you made and memories you left will live on forever...God bless you John...Take care of George for us.

Dec 8, 2001
Britta Zahlmann
Germany
Als ich geboren wurde,war John bereits tot(1985).Doch als ich in einem Buch im Alter von 10 Jahren la§,warum er gestorben war,habe ich geweint.

Dec 8, 2001
Rose
Today should not be a day for grief and pain, but for hope and happy remembrance. Every year I remember John, and now this time of year will hold a double significance. I will always remember John and George and their legacy, but I will not cry. I will instead listen to their music and remember that they were just people. Truly talented and visionary musicians, and doubtless amazing individuals, but still just people. All things must pass.

Dec 8, 2001
jelena
croatia
Today I realised that I should not be sad about John's death. He mannaged to fulfil his mission in life and he is in a higher form of existance now. I love him.

Dec 8, 2001
child of nature
Dear John, As others have written, this dark day is twice as difficult to get through this year because George died only 9 days ago. John, you have been in my heart since I first listened to The Beatles at age three. I have always turned to your music, art, words and poetry to get through difficult times in my life. You have been an inspiration to me in so many ways, and I will always love you. Last year, Yoko answered one of my questions in a chat, and those words have really affected me. She said that the best way to honor your life and spirit was to become inspired and determined to have the kind of life *I* would be proud of. Those words meant so much to me; I felt like I needed to hear them at the place I was in my life at the time. John, thank you so much for the magic you gave the world. Thank you for being courageous and standing up for what you believed in despite the consequences. Thank you for the music! I love you always and forever.

Dec 8, 2001
Melanthe Alexian
Bloomington, Indiana
How can I bring you to this sea of madness? I love you so much, it's gonna bring me sadness... Neil Young [used in the Lennon Tribute in the Ryder art journal, December 1980] 21 years ago tonight I know where I was... making little "kokeshi", wanting to do all the Beatles, and starting with John and Yoko -- I was halfway through the first doll when at 11:40 I decided to put it down and go watch the late evening news. Channel 8 flashed his picture and Mike Aherne said "there's blood all over, but we're doing the best we can." what happened? A minute later a crawler went across the bottom of Channel 10 and my mother and I were sitting there in shock. I tried to get to WQAX, the volunteer radio station where I worked with my friends, but it was already locked up for the night, and I never reached the station manager -- therefore did a John Lennon Special on December 8, 1981, and every year thereafter until the station closed down in '93. Thanks to yours truly, WQAX was one of the millions of stations worldwide that carried the "Imagine All The People" radio special October 9, 1990, where Yoko gave her sweet speech at the United Nations. "Let's use our power of dreaming..." My final show was 24 hours long and included the full three-hour Lennon Special -- in fact, I think I ran it twice to be sure everybody had it. What I did that night was listen to radio reports from New York .. from WABC, and WCBS, and someplace in Pennsylvania, and on and on... I finally made my little dolls, and sent a pair to Yoko. And I taped as much as I could. That was what I used in my Lennon Specials. I have those tapes still. If you made any tapes of radio or television that night, I would like to trade copies. I might try to do a Lennon Special via Live365 if it's still around next year!

Dec 8, 2001
DuckHead
It is sad when anyone dies. The way you died and what you did during your life makes your death seem tragic to me. I believe that death is not as bad as we all think, but it still is hard for me. I wonder where you are now, probablly singing to the angels, John. I am thinking of you.

Dec 8, 2001
Vince Collier
ENGLAND
When ever I think of John Lennon I feel so sad. I don't know why but I have this feeling that, if he had lived, I might have had the opportunity to talk to him. I would have loved to do that. Isn't it sad that we lost him.

Dec 8, 2001
John'sOno
Alabama, among tangerine trees and marmalade skies
Thank you John. I celebrate your life today, and every day. You gave us the music, the poetry and love. You gave us the will to KEEP ON DREAMING...and dream we do.

Dec 8, 2001
Jessica
Lennoxville, PQ
the beauty of the world never looks as bright as it does on nights like this and because of this, it is important not to forget the sorrow, but more significant to remember the joy, peace and love that evolved from the simplicity of life and refusing to let it be extinguished. 'but this boy, would be happy, just to love you'

Dec 8, 2001
amy
Notre Dame, IN
I am only 19 and yet an event that happened 21 years ago makes me so sad. So many melodies i keep in my thoughts and so many of your words inspire me to keep believing and to continue dreaming. i'll light a candle at the grotto tonite for you, thank you for all your inspiration. and we all shine on...

Dec 8, 2001
Joe (WebBoard Writer)
Orange County California USA
I have been racking my brain all day trying to think of what I wanted to say here but all it keeps telling me is "You shouldnt have to be doing this, you shouldnt have to be doing this..." so as the strains of Strawberry Fields Forever echo as I type this, Ill try my best. Thank you. Thank you Lennon for everything. The Beatles have been my favorite band since my dad woke me up at age 4 to see them on the Ed Sullivan show and you have always been my favorite Beatle. Why? Because you were---and I dont mean this with any disrespect---wierd. Different. A true original. Outrageous. Someone who saw life and the world around him in a way that most people dont, and that quality always showed itself in your music which is why your songs are my favorites. And I admire you for that; you are one of the few true heros Ive ever had in my life and an endless source of inspiration. Your music (and your partners in crime) has filled my life for almost 40 years now, through all the changes; the bad and the good, the best of times and the worst of times and for that I give you my heartfelt thanks and love.

Dec 8, 2001
Steve Andrisevic
Kansas City Missouri USA
Well Johnny and George are not here anymore but where ever they are that place is better for it. I have been missing John for 21 years now and as another writer wrote with time the mind gets used to loss but never gets over it. Christmas time is here again and there are people who all over the world that need to feel loved. John and George in their public persona's were positive thinking people and they helped millions through the art that God gave them and now they have been rewarded for that good work by being with God and learning even more. These are my beliefs and I cant help but believe also that God invented music as the best way to communicate with others. George and John were very good messengers and instead of being sad about John and George no longer being on this earth Iam joyful that we were lucky to have lived in the same time. PEACE LOVE And Music, Happy Crimble and Hare Krishna

Dec 8, 2001
Dug Crumley
Richmond,VA
Today has been difficult. The last couple of weeks have been. Hearts heavy with the loss of George are once more confronted with the sensless loss of John, and innocence, 21 years ago today. John's music has filled my day with happiness, sorrow and loss. I miss him so. The common reaction to my day is, "Why do you do this to yourself?". Respect. Love. The need to have right in my face again what John's music meant and how tragic his loss was to us all...to make sure that no many more years I have than John was denied, no matter what, I will never forget. God Bless you John. It's gonna be alright.

Dec 8, 2001
Suzie
Lexington, KY
John and George - two Beatles in Heaven. Two people that told this world that all we need is love, and now you are in a place built by love. John - I have been inspired by your words and music and I still miss you - you are awesome and always hold a place in my heart. George - I feel close to you because we are both a little quieter than the others, but we want to be heard. I love you both and I miss you greatly.

Dec 9, 2001
Dominique
Frederic, WI, USA
December 8 is a difficult day, to one degree or another, but this one is especially difficult. I feel very saddened today at the loss of John, and I'm dealing with the loss of George at the same time. This is the toughest December 8 since 1997. Back then, I used to be really angry about John's death, and I was angry that I would never get to meet him, and I was beyond angry at the killer. It even took over my life to a point, because I had a total of 11 nightmares about the subject of the murder. John was (and still is) my favorite Beatle, and I was angry that he would never make any new music, and I was also upset that he wasn't alive when I was. (I was 13 at the time of this anger.) The anger died down a few months after that, and now, I don't feel so much anger; I feel more of a sense of loss. I feel as if John is a friend to me, even though I never knew him. I feel as if his music speaks to me, and the amazing talent and voice that he had still blows my mind away. I have been a Beatles fan for six years, and Paul was originally my favorite, but as I found out more about the Beatles and heard more of their music, I discovered that I liked John the best. His music speaks to my heart like nothing else does, and I still feel inspiration from his music and his ideas. I visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in October, and viewed the "Lennon: His Life and Work" exhibit, and was reminded again of just how good John's music was and the huge impact that he had on society. By the way, after that awful December 8 four years ago, I now prefer to use the day as a commeration of John's life, instead of focusing on his death. (I have also been Lennon-nightmare free for exactly four years!) Even though John is my favorite Beatle, ALL of the Beatles have a special place in my heart, because their music has done so much for me. This December 8 is hard, though, because I feel as if I have lost two best friends, and I'm mourning both of them at once. :( (I know someday I will be able to smile and remeber both George and John, and their music, but for now it's hard, and it's going to take awhile.) I don't think I've ever really gotten over John's death, because I still feel a sense of loss, and I feel a twinge of anger sometimes, but I've learned to deal and live with it. John, thank you very much for your contributions to music and to society, and thank you very much for being an inspiration to me. You live on in spirit, your music, and our hearts.

Dec 9, 2001
Garrettt
Winona, MN
We still remember you John. WE'll never forget. peace.

Dec 9, 2001
Susan
Thank you for your gift of words and music. The spirit of your music has helped to make this world a better place. We all shine on

Dec 9, 2001
Jim,Hilde,Chris,Jenn,Jimmy,Tiffy
The shock is over and moving on, but never forgetting our leaders. The country of Cuba has figured out what John was about . May his will live on.

Dec 9, 2001
Helen Gojanovich
Perth Western Australia
Its hard to believe that it was 21 years ago. John you are still missed in our hearts and in the music. A generation loved you and taught the next. Joined in Heaven by George, two brothers united for eternity. I dont know what you would have made of this world that we find ourselves in but To quote you John all we are saying in give Peace a Chance.

Dec 9, 2001
Hannah
Oswestry,Shropshire, England
I never feel that upset about Johns death. I feel anger at his murder and murderer, he deserves everything he gets. I sometimes feel guilty for not being upset but would John want people to be upset, especially when we were born AFTER December 8th 1980? I don't think so. I have read other comments particularly the person who felt John was talking to him in his songs. The Beatles music was immensly personal not only is John talking to us but so are George, Paul and to a lesser extent Ringo. I don't know, maybe its the way they sang, but their music is different to everyone elses. George, John now your happy and I'm glad your in peace when our world isn't.

Dec 9, 2001
brandonism
1 thing i can tell you is you got to be free-----come together right now and remember john

Dec 9, 2001
Valerie
villa park, il
"who wants to get over john's death?" that's very, very true. i love you john.

Dec 9, 2001
sarah (s p i l t )
here, now
John, I guess you're 21 in the afterlife!!!! That deserves a party!!! We miss ya. There was a thing in the paper today.... yea. tell george hallo

Dec 9, 2001
Mojoman
He lived, he died. Listen, learn, look inside.

Dec 9, 2001
Sally
Johnnie, here I am adding yet another little message to you, so many years it's been, and also only nine days...I've said so much, felt so much, and tried to do so much life seems to be just one monotonous fluid motion. Always, I want to tell you how much you've meant to me, how you've changed my life for the better, and how much I miss you. Love always, and forever.

Dec 9, 2001
CHERYL
NORTH CAROLINA
DEAR JOHN, IT'S STILL HARD FOR ME TO BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE GONE. AND NOW GEORGE. TWENTY ONE YEAR AND THE PAIN IS STILL THERE.FOR A MAN THAT ONLY WANTED PEACE TO DIE BY THE HAND OF A KILLER IS UNTHINKABLE. BUT NOW YOU HAVE PEACE! HOPEFULLY ONE DAY THE WHOLE WORLD WILL LIVE IN PEACE JUST AS YOU DREAMED. I LOVE AND MISS YOU AND GEORGE. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTON.NOT IN MY HEART OR MIND. LOVE YOU CHERYL

Dec 9, 2001
David Pinales
Dominican Republic
I think he was to young for die, because he had many things to teach to our generation and he could'nt , I'm 30 years old and I have learned many things from he thoughts.

Dec 9, 2001
Beatlemaniac
Thank you John, for the lessons, the fun, the inspiration, and most of all for the music. I love you, and I hope you and George are writing some ROCKING tunes up there. :)

Dec 9, 2001
ariel73
west virginia
I have been a John Lennon fan for just a few months. I went through the pain of knowing that he was dead and cry when I hear his music. I listen to his music now and it calms me, I feel very connected to him in many ways. Thanks John for everything you have ever done...love you, Carla

Dec 9, 2001
Talma Xavier Lennon
Olinda - PE - Brasil
John Lennon is the first person of the world for me. How I love him! how I love his wonderful musics! He is the sunshine of my life! My best reason to live. Talma Lennon

Dec 10, 2001
JSL
New Jersey
Even though John's been gone for 21 years he is alive and well through his music. Hopefully him and George are together again and rocking away.

Dec 10, 2001
peace*unity*LOVE*
I am deeply disapointed in you people. Almost every comment have I read is just about John. John Lennon is my hereo, he will always live strong in my heart. But it seems like nobody cares at all about George Harrison. I mean, the man is dead as well. Just because John is was popular and wrote alot more successful songs, that doesn't mean George has to be less loved, and less missed. George was as much of a beautiful person as John was. We are all beautiful. We are all one race. We are all human beigns. I'll miss you George. Though I know you are in a better place, with John. Both You guys rule!! The Beatles will rock forever!!! peace&love, -Brad

Dec 10, 2001
Phillip Palin
Bilbao
We all miss you Johnny! And you George! We still gotta shout GIVE PEACE A CHANCE & LOVE ONE ANOTHER!!!!!!! Thanks Sam for this fabulous site!!!!

Dec 10, 2001
Craig Gerrard
England
John, 21 years on. Lets hope peace will be given a chance soon. Look after George for us.

Dec 10, 2001
Johnny MoonOwl
Ann Arbor, Michigan
John -- Next time it will be better. Johnny

Dec 10, 2001
Anna
S‹o Paulo, Brazil.
And we all shine on, as always...Twenty-one years sounds like a lifetime...

Dec 10, 2001
Cheryl, Matt, Dan, Ed
Catonsville, MD
We were there 12/08/01. Dan picked up a small child who could not see over all the people, and placed him on his sholders. That young man got a glimpse of the memorial of someone he never knew but hopefully will never forget. There were beautiful people all around and we all could indeed....IMAGINE...

Dec 10, 2001
Beatles On Wheels
St. Louis MO, USA
Outside of my own family and Jesus Christ himself, John may be my biggest hero. He had talent, he had vision, and he had a heart for humanity. His music is quite simply among the best ever written and performed. I was not yet born when John died, yet through his music he has impacted me profoundly. I enjoy his music for its passion, for its beauty, for its raw honesty. John wasn't perfect, but then again, none of us are. He was no deity. I don't worship him. But I am thankful he passed through our world, if only for a short time, to share his music, and his dream, with us. John did his best to help us live in harmony with each other. What a lofty goal for an entertainer! We should be grateful for the legacy he left us. Shine on, John!

Dec 10, 2001
Iain Baird
Toronto
Like so many others I was deeply saddened recently by the untimely death of a musical Legend. In an effort to come terms with my sadness and in an attempt to remember him in a special way I wrote a song called ŇI Gently WeepÓ It is in MP3 format at the following address. iainbaird.com This is not a promotion or sale of any kind, the attached address is only a free tribute to George Harrison. I am not a professional musician, its just a passion. I only ask that anyone who listens and enjoys, donate to any local Cancer Society, in Memory of George Harrison. I have attached links for The Canadian Cancer Society and The American Cancer Society to the site. Peace IB

Dec 10, 2001
jade
Alberta,Canada
I love John Lennon. I want peace just he did, in this day and age there is too much fighting, name calling and racism. I really think that we have to take life one day at a time. forget the past and don't look to far ahead to the future. that seems to goet us all in trouble...i have found a kewl site and i finnaly bought something off the net ...i am glad that I did cause it was linke an investment... go to www.johnlennonbed-in.com there you will find a rare collection, unseen by the public, not released yet photo's of john lennon, and his wife yoko ono in montreal in 1969.. what a kewl site i think i am goint to buy a few more before they run out....

Dec 10, 2001
Christina
Usually I leave my comments on the day it happened but this year I couldn't get around to it. I don't have much to say except for I love you John and so does everyone else. Happy Crimble to all!!! War is over (If you want it!!)

Dec 10, 2001
Willow
USA
Words cannot express how John Lennon has changed my life. I won't say he's been the whole reason I am who I am (that would be fanatical) but he's contributed to my ambitions like no other person. Without his music and words, I could not have made it through many difficult times in my life. He's been my inspiration since I was twelve. Thank you, John, for giving all of us so much.

Dec 10, 2001
Dragongirl9
I think both John and George were wonderful guys, and as an 11 year old fan not alive in the reign of the Beatles,I almost feel like I knew them. I was close to tears when I learned that John Lennon was dead before I could walk, and I am now very depressed to hear about George. If you guys can see this, I miss you. P.S. Don't let Paul and Ringo die!

Dec 11, 2001
Autumn
California
I love John Lennon...he's my idol. Yeah, I'm only fifteen, and no, I wasn't alive for Beatlemania or the Anti-War Movement...but that doesn't mean I'm any less of a fan. To me, John Lennon's the driving inspiration everyone needs in their life, and the peaceful and hopeful message everyone wishes to send themselves. John Lennon is a legend beyond all legends and such a great man. He'll be forever missed, forever remembered, and his songs forever played over and over in our hearts. I love you John.

 

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