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John Lennon Remembered - 2005


It was twenty-five years ago that John Lennon was taken from this earth. No, not just "taken" -- that would be a euphimism. People that die of cancer are taken. The grim reality is that John Lennon was murdered outside his home by a sick, deranged stalker. Twenty-five years is a long time, and the pain may not sting as much as it once did. But the passage of time will never erase the senseless act of violence on that December night in 1980. What did the world miss out on for not having John Lennon in it these past twenty-five years? New music? Political activism? It is easy to imagine that John Lennon would have remained relevant. And, more importantly, what did John Lennon miss out on? Would he have mended his relationship with his first son Julian? How would he have influenced the life of his second son Sean? Would he and Yoko have grown old together? But John Lennon never got the opportunity. And we will never know what could have been. All we can do is Imagine.

Dec 9, 2005
Almafuerte
Barcelona
Imaginaste llegar a los 64 años, pero no te dejaron llegar John. Imaginaste un mundo sin armas y un arma te saco del mundo John. Imaginaste un mundo sin guerras y las guerras nos estan dejando sin mundo. Imaginaste un mundo de amor y paz, y estas son raras en un mundo sin imaginacion. Imaginaste muchas cosas para nosotros, pero a nosotros hoy, ya nos quitaron la imaginacion. VUELVE JOHN VUELVE

Dec 9, 2005
backbeat
i am of the universe
and you know what it's worth -- forever and now johnny

Dec 9, 2005
Phil
France
John You gave Songs & Voice to several thousands of Millions through out the world, Millions of Dreamers & we'd love to thank you once again for showing us the way how the world could be better.... Wherever you are "Love bless your Soul" Jai guru Dev

Dec 9, 2005
Linda
When I was seven we lived in Texas. And I’d steal my sister’s vinyl. Racing lizards among the tumbleweeds. Blasting the world with love me do. We moved to Ohio. The vinyl turned white. Paul was dead backwards. Then Yoko broke the band. Years slid on, the world spun. The music catalyzed revolutions. Enhanced our voices, fueled justice. The music fused generations. Incubated new art forms. The music, it was our talisman. Like Frank O’Hara, I too shopped that day. Bought a Pollock retro from the Guggenheim for Kate. Went to a Ginsberg reading in the evening. I became Beat for an hour. Left smoking. We went into a bar on the upper east side. Smoked, drank. Buzzing in the smug wrap of culture. I went to the john. Came out to the hush. The bar’s TV held breaking news. Like endless hiccups trying to giggle Ending as sobs. And the universe and I stopped breathing.

Dec 9, 2005
Michaela
Manchester
'Life is what happens to you whilst you're busy making other plans' I know you're watching over us John. You are the guiding light.

Dec 9, 2005
tracie love
los angeles CA
JOHNNY! we were at your star last night in hollywood...singing our hearts out, lighting our candles and missing you dearly. you still touch us after all these years. and it still breaks my heart. shine on, dear soul, shine on. and tell georgie that this baby's a boy!! and his name will be George Winston ;-)

Dec 9, 2005
MARIA PADILLA
El monte california
i miss jonh even though i never meet him i miss him that is all i could really say

Dec 9, 2005
Marco
Rome-Italy
Every year is very sad, on that 8th of December,to remember my reaction when I learned about your death.I was 14 years old and my mind was completely stuffed with your songs an ideals;it was just like loosing one of the family.Today, 25 years later, I am 39 and I can still cry for you, but still I can "Imagine" a world with peace, freedom and justice.Maybe, like you, I am a dreamer, but I would never change!......Miss you a lot.I'll see you, one day, in "Strawberry fields"

Dec 9, 2005
Alex Robinson
I'm doing my school project on him, and i have visited strawberry fields and it is realy moving when you get public playing his songs an people laying flowers and crying over his memorial it's like he changed the world. It's nearly as moving being at a ww2 graveyard!

Dec 9, 2005
Randy [aka: daBrat]
San Francisco, CA USA
It never gets easier, does it? Every year at this time I grieve like John was stolen from us minutes ago. I concider myself to be a mature, grounded, and psychologically sound middle aged man, yet wept like a child as I played John's glorious music this morning. I play the love songs, and leave "How Do You Sleep" and "Crippled Inside" for other times. I need to feel John's spirit as I listen to "Love," "Dream #9," "Oh, Yoko," "Woman," and of course "Imagine." Now I'm ready to go outdoors and do my domestic thang at the laundry, post office and grocery store, and nobody but me seems to know what this day is. Maybe that's part of John's gift...to see life going on...people smiling at strangers...taking deep breaths of clean-ish air...telling my friends how much I love them...and remembering John, Yoko, and their family as one of the most positive influences in my life. Thank you, John...and thank you Yoko and Sean for allowing the world to be a part of your family today, and alway. Many blessings, Randy

Dec 9, 2005
shelby
toledo,ohio,usa
I was born 16 yrs after John died,A month and 6 days before him, And I,m 56 yrs yonger then John.

Dec 9, 2005
Gregorio Caldentey
Argentina
John, you are so necessary nowadays. I ask myself what would you be doing if you were alive. The 80's and the 90's were too hard, the world seems to forget all the things for what you were singing . Vietnam turns into Irak, Nixon into Bush. You've left us when the times were changing for worst. But the worst of all is that you were separated from your 2 sons and woman and they're still needing you.

Dec 9, 2005
Maria Jose
Peru
Hi, I was born 8 years after he was killed. But I love him!!! He's an icon. I love his thoughts and I want to do something as he did.

Dec 9, 2005
beatlebunny1
I was born three years after he died, but I miss John. He was a cool, cool person. :)

Dec 9, 2005
Jeff
Hey.

Dec 9, 2005
jellyhair
Was ****ing sad then John. Still ****ing sad now.Love you.

Dec 9, 2005
Bine
Germany
Would have liked to be in NYC strawberry fields, but unfortunately this is so far away... Give peace a chance!

Dec 9, 2005
sgtlennon
Hey, Johnny. Sorry, I wasn't at Strawberry Fields(NYC) this go 'round, but couldn't make it. Of course, I was there in spirit. Which is everywhere, anyway. At least I didn't have to freeze my arse off. Arf! I was there for the 20th and I visited your monument in October and paid my respects. It's a sad state these days, John and your presence is sorely missed. I miss you on so many levels. Your guiding spirit lives on and your legacy cannot be denied. Cheers. Have an espresso and a Gitanes, in the Cafe La Heaven, or whatever it is. :) sgtlennonofbag

Dec 9, 2005
Dominique
Green Bay, WI
John Lennon's (and the Beatles') music got me through junior high and other hard times, and John's ideas about peace have influenced my work for peace for all people. A lot of his and the lyrics still have a lot of truth to them, and I hope other young people get to discover the beautiful, wonderful music and be influenced to do good because of it, and I hope it'll help them through hard times, too. John, I will always love your music and be thankful for your contributions not only to music, but to society. Power to the people and remember love.

Dec 9, 2005
Beatle fan from 40 years ago
NJ
I loved the Beatles since I first saw them on tv when I was 7 years old on the Ed Sullivan Show. John was the funniest one with a great sense of humor and a genius, great songwriter, singer, and a man of peace who said.....all we need is love. It is a shame he was murdered by that deranged insane creature who is in the cell, forever, I hope. John would have grown old with Yoko, bonded with both his sons and maybe all three would have sung together. He may have reunited with the other Beatles and performed once again. John was a man of peace and did not believe in war and the loss of human life, and his life was cut short at such a young age. John would have still been singing, as Paul and Ringo still are. He was one of a kind and he loved Yoko and his sons. I wish he was still alive today....his music will live forever in all our hearts. I am glad there is Strawberry fields to visit in his honor, that Yoko dedicated in his honor. It is a place for all John's fans to go and sing his songs forever. He is smiling down from Heaven at all his fans, Yoko and his sons.

Dec 9, 2005
NowhereGirl
canada
Oh johnny how I miss you. If you were alive today id put the tea on for two and fight you for hours . How many cold liverpoolians hearts stopped 25 years ago. starting my car up early in the morning ill bring you to life for the fortyfive minute drive home. the winter makes me think about you the most, i hear songs more and more, i see pictures more and more. ill play you imagine and improv by fireplace glow. turn off the lights on the sun one more time, this ones for you. Oh johnny how i miss you.

Dec 9, 2005
Gary Renard
Auburn, Maine
Weekly Message, December 8, 2005 Hi Friends, On this, the 25th anniversary of the transition of John Lennon, I’ve been thinking of one of his great songs, “Imagine,” and I’ve been trying to imagine no countries, no possessions, etc. It’s very true that we made up all of our borders and limitations. When you look at a picture of earth taken from the space shuttle there aren’t any borders marking countries, are there? Possessions? We certainly aren’t born with any and we surely won’t leave this lifetime with any. John Lennon didn’t live long enough to be able to find something like A Course in Miracles and learn its way of forgiveness, although I have a feeling he would have taken to it very nicely. We should feel very lucky to be able to learn and apply the wonderful things that the Course and my teachers in The Disappearance of the Universe reveal to us. Still, everything is the way it’s supposed to be on the road home, and John is probably in a very advanced spiritual state, just as George Harrison surely is. The Beatles may have saved my life, because I was a depressed teenager, suffering from scoliosis, and didn’t have much to look forward to until I heard my first Beatles song and knew what I wanted to do; become a guitar player, which I did. Thank you John, George, Paul and Ringo, for being in my dream and making it a better one. Love, Gary, www.GaryRenard.com

Dec 9, 2005
Marilyn
Later, man

Dec 9, 2005
Alright
The world was steep electrum... on that December night... chilled silver tears and golden memories... resplendent in candlelight. Lasting is The Voice that sings to us... though hopelessly mortal was the man... who slipped through the final thread of the spiral... relinquishing its span. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Love you, John...still miss you more than words can say. What a fucking shame.

Dec 9, 2005
soham bose
kolkata,west bengal,india
" jhon-you are not gone. you burn like a flame in my heart, showing me the way." you came to my country when i wasnt born.you lived when i didnt exist but you show me the way "dreamer" and you are not alone even in death."bhalo theko jhon lenon , amader mone"

Dec 9, 2005
Laura
Harlingen, TX, USA
Just as the sign said... "Remember Love."

Dec 9, 2005
Valentine Brown
Victoria, B.C.
John Lennon never died. John Lennon will never die. His contribution to our world will live forever.We will always have the films, words and most importantly, the music.His body of work is possibly the greatest and most influential of the 20th century.I can't miss an artist whose work is still as relevant and enlightening as it was the day it was released. Thanks John for sharing your life and spirit with all of us. Yesterday and Today.

Dec 9, 2005
Donna
Pennsylvania
It's obvious that John Winston Ono Lennon is still very much alive in the Hearts and Souls of Millions! I was 17 when he was taken from us way too soon and I cried today with much the same grief I felt then and with the grief I feel due to family and friends I miss who've been gone for many years, for Love, like our Souls, never dies. The pain gets easier to bear, but one never forgets...there is a void. Everyone the world over should honor John's Legacy by doing whatever they can to help their fellow Human Beings, whether by getting active in the Peace movement, volunteering, enacting change via the Polls, or monetarily. Don't just talk his talk, walk his walk. Thank you John for touching my life...when I was a very little girl and my sister played her boyfriend's Beatle Albums...the early ones with your pictures on the front, I at first liked Paul, I thought he was cute...but I changed my mind...I thought you were cute too, but there was something else and from then on, you were my favorite Beatle and then George. (Sorry, Paul and Ringo!) I now know that you are one of the finest Souls to ever inhabit this Planet for far too brief a time. Thank you for the gifts you gave us, you will NEVER be forgotten, not that you cared about that, I realize as much, and you will always, ALWAYS be Loved, as long as the Sun does shine. Bless Yoko, Julian, Sean and all of your family and friends. Peace, Donna

Dec 9, 2005
jiliang yang
Hefei,Anhui,China
I'm Chinese.when I first listen to your music imagine,I know you will never die .if some day i don't know what I'm doing,I'll often stop and think about you.

Dec 9, 2005
Jane
Norman, OK, USA
I was born 5 years after he was killed and this is such a terrible day. I can't believe it's been 25 years. May his music and message live on.

Dec 9, 2005
glenn
John Lennon..... Rock and Roll
I miss you John. Power to the People.

Dec 9, 2005
anonymous
"woke up this morning/ blues was in my head/ no need to even ask me why" - John, from the 'it's real life' (real love) home demo.... JOHN/LOVE...a poem... "we went down to strawberry fields today/ i saw the memorial/ i put a flower down/ i told yoko we love her/ i sang with all the people/ / you could see everyone loved John/ you could see it, feel it, hear it/ there was so much love right there/ it was all for him/ / but it was also for what he stands for/ what he lived and sang for/ what John and his music are all about/ to make the world a better place/ to give beauty to the world/ / you've touched our lives/ in song/ / thank you John

Dec 9, 2005
Purveyor of Truth
The City of Angels
Unfortunately the haters using John Lennon's name are winning at this website. Bitterness, anger, intolerance are winning the day. "Well, you make your own dream. That's the Beatles story, isn't it? That's what I'm saying now. Produce your own dream. It's quite possible to do anything, but not if you put it on the leaders and parking meters...you have to do it yourself." John Lennon, 1980

Dec 9, 2005
Fernando Mata
Houston Texas
Your music still lives. Peace

Dec 9, 2005
Juan Carlos
Mexico City
After 25 years what still remains is John's great work. We miss the man but we'll always have the music.He touched us all deeply and, in return we must fulfill our mission which is to keep sharing with everyone his message of love and fantastic songs. John Lennon's inmortality depends on that. Thanks John! Long live John!

Dec 8, 2005
Brendan
New York
Thank you so much for all that you have given and taught me through your beauitful words and profound music. You have given me messages of love, life, and dreams. I hope you are happy wherever you are John, and are at peace. Love. "Imagine"

Dec 8, 2005
WW on the WWW
USA
25 Years. Gone Too Soon. RIP John. Thanks For The Music.

Dec 8, 2005
Jian
Chapel Hill, USA
I can feel the pain in this board, from all the friends and from John. The pain of still watching all the little boys and girls living in this crazy world after John has gone for 25 years.

Dec 8, 2005
Ken
It’s been a long long long time, How could I ever have lost you, When I loved you.

Dec 8, 2005
Wendy Thornton
Gainesville, FL
More than “Imagine,” which will surely be Lennon’s legacy, “Give Peace a Chance” gave some in my generation the notion that we could truly change the world. Naïve though it may be, I still believe that. There is one difference, though. I now believe that change must occur locally, that you have to do what you can do in your own back yard. Knowledge that comes from experience – experience John Lennon never got a chance to accumulate. Years ago, there was a theory that you could tell what kind of person someone was by which Beatle they liked. The theory went something like this: If you liked Paul, you were fun, a conformist, easygoing; if you liked Ringo you were a clown, loved life; if you were George you were introspective; quiet, a little shy, and of course if you loved John Lennon, you were intelligent, a radical, difficult. The Beatles provided the soundtracks for our spirits. The Beatles played in the background while we played spin the bottle. The Beatles played in the background while we graduated to serious making out. When a friend of ours committed suicide, we cried to “Here Comes the Sun.” The Beatles played in the background while we danced at sock hops, then at our proms, then in bars and lounges, then at wild parties in the woods. They changed our feelings with Rubber Soul, blew our minds with Sergeant Pepper, made us schizo with Abbey Road, broke our hearts with Hey Jude and then just Let it Be. We were amazed by them, stunned by them, thrilled. But that’s what the Beatles always did – they always took things one step further than anyone else. And that was John’s influence. Let’s try this. Let’s do that. Let’s be a problem for the world. Let’s be difficult. Paul was so cute, Ringo so funny, George so spiritual – John was… all of the above. The fool on the hill. Real. That’s it. He was a real man, just as dumb and difficult and brilliant and brazen and sad and magical as the rest of us! Thank you, Mr. Lennon, for helping me free the crazy monkey from the basement. From: http://floridawendy.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Dec 8, 2005
Constanze
I was at Strawberry Fields today, it was beautiful. It was crowded as hell and the weed smoke was strong :^) There were people from all over the world, they all cam together for John which is just what John was on about. Yoko showed up for a brief time but we were an hour late for her. Today celebrate his life not his death because that's what matters. They sang beatles songs and John songs, sometimes not everyone remembered the words but that's beside the point. There were a few people standing near a tree dressed as hippies with a baby, dancing and singing with the music. There were little kids and older people all there for John. I left a candle at the plaque where it listed all the countries saying this was a peace park. It was a beeswax candle that burns longer then parafin, but when I came back someone had taken it. I finally got close enough to the mosaic I layed down another beeswax candle, and again when we came back it had gone! People really seemed to like those candles. I ended up leaving one last candle near the dakota, a sparkly one shaped like a christmas tree we'd bought at a store next to the pharmacy John frequented. Peace Love and bees wax candles. We all shine on.

Dec 8, 2005
Jess
I love him and I miss him everyday. It's like a piece of me died with him, there's something I can never get back. I really can't say it any more simply than that I truly love him. Thinking of you John, always and forever. "A come-hither type look xxx"

Dec 8, 2005
Craig
Montreal, Canada
Hold on world, world hold on, it's gonna be alright... we'll never forget you John and will be forever grateful for the difference you made during your brief time with us. Peace and Love.

Dec 8, 2005
Jenny
Toronto, Ontario
I was born more than a decade after his death- but I still feel the pain. He was an amazing man, I try to be like him in many aspects of my life, as silly as it sounds. So many people don't seem to care about his death, which pains even more. I know there's a little bit of John inside us all- we should all learn to use it, and use it for the world's good.

Dec 8, 2005
Mart
No matter how many years since that fateful day, it gets no easier to accept. I remember the day I found out John had been murdered. I was on an airplane leaving my duty station in Adak, Alaska. The man next to me had a newspaper that said "John Lennon Dead". I lost it right there. Being away from the lower 48 for so long, I couldn't help wonder what had happened to people back home. What kind of animal would do this to John, and why? I hope his murderer is never release, and if he is, I don't think he'll get very far away from the prison before someone gives him his just reward. John, you are still missed and very much loved.

Dec 8, 2005
Emily
Kansas City Missouri USA
It was 25 years today, Our dear John was taken away. A soul with so much more to give, a life with so much more to live... "All you need is love, give peace a chance" That voice so sweet, it was pure romance.. So let us toast to this friend so dear, for he is missed more year after year.... In remembrance of John Winston Lennon..... Your life and love changed music forever. I look forward to our meeting in the clouds one day. Thank you for your gift. ~emmy~

Dec 8, 2005
James
Massachusetts
I was 18, watching Monday Night Football with my Father. We suffered the additional pain of Howard Cosell's drone. I went to a memorial the following weekend at UMass. There were many such events across the country, an extension of the vigil in NYC. I was a huge Beatle fan. Lennon and the Beatles opened music up to me and inspired me. I started playing guitar and singing because of them. I still play today. No great fame, just lots of joy. But John was more than musical. He was genuine and generous. He had courage and passion. He could offer a different view of an issue or concept. John's activism and ability to mix his music with his message most certainly helped show the way for later musicians such as Peter Gabriel and Bono to name just two. So it is sad to have lost him so young, as I now stare down 44. But it was wonderful to have him. Peace.

Dec 8, 2005
Stuart
Fair Lawn NJ
In my life, I love you more. Peace

Dec 8, 2005
Mike Hedrick
Lake Ridge, VA
I'm 43 and was 18 when John was taken. I can remember sitting with my friend Paul when they flashed a note across late night TV as we sat there party'n. I was a hippy guitar player that tossed it all thinking there was no point. One month later I joined the Marines and did my time but after I got out and still a young man I thought about Johnny and my music roots. I've had the best local band since. That's not what I learned from John Lennon. Life is what it is and most people don't get it. Like John said to many who didn't understand "You're all 'fucking' peasants as far as I can tell"-JL Please folks LOVE each other and look after each other and enjoy each other and Remember each other. I Love You Folks. Mike http://mikehedrick.com

Dec 8, 2005
Reverend Steve
Michigan, USA
I'm only 31, but I can remember the day clearly. I was doing homework in my mom's bedroom when news of Lennon's death came on the television. I remember that mom, who was a huge Beatles fan (though she likes Paul best) freaked. I was only 6, yet I still knew something important and terrible had happened... The modern revolutionary spirit here (and in the entire free world) is dead. How far we have fallen in 25 years. One can only imagine a world where he would still be with us... rv s www.skewyou.com

Dec 8, 2005
V
North Plainfield, NJ
It's funny - my 17 year old baby sister is responsible for introducing me to John Lennon. But since, he's becoem such an inspiration to me and her, and those around us. I couldn't make it to NY today, but she was there, homemade poster and all, to show how much we appreciate him. I teach a class Thursday nights, and couldn't go, but I tied him into the lesson I had for my eighth grade girls - who he was, what he stood for, and what his life meant. He's truly an inspiration for me - he believed in peace and equality and wasn't afraid to stand up for it. I can't imagine the world without John-a true leader. Rest in Peace.

Dec 8, 2005
luckyface
i didnt think this day was going to be so sad but it's terrible.

Dec 8, 2005
Jon
Massachusetts
Every year I think how unfortunate it that my hero was murdered five years before I was born. I saw Paul McCartney in concert this past year and I can't help but wonder how things would've been if John were still alive. On my way to class today I was listening to Imagine and it brought tears to my eyes to think such a peaceful person could be murdered in such a brutal way. Continues Johns legacy in your life and help stop the violence. R.I.P. John Winston Lennon 1940 - 1980

Dec 8, 2005
Christopher Cruz
USA
You were killed 5 months before I was born. The Beatles became a worldwide phenomenon 17 years before I came along. Yet, I was not ignorant of the legacy you left behind, as Beatles and solo material was always played in the house, and as I grew older, I saw old interviews and began to appreciate your ideals of peace. You have indeed reached another generation with those ideals (as well as the music) even though you are no longer physically here. I would imagine you would have a lot to say about the downhill spiral of today's society, whether through music or press statements, or both. In pace requiescat!

Dec 8, 2005
Gwendolyn
Racine, Wisconsin
I didn't expect so many tears after 25 years, but I'm listening to a John Lennon special hosted by Grahm Nash, and the tears are back. The only consolation I have is seeing how many young people (including my 20-year-old son) have felt John's influence. John's been the biggest influence on my life. I wish our president had been equally touched by Lennon's life. Think of all the lives that could have been saved.

Dec 8, 2005
Ron Ranieri
Those who understand have never been the same. He was like a brother that most of us never met, yet we always knew he was there. I'd like to think he still with us.

Dec 8, 2005
Merry
Goleta, CA
We love you John you will never be forgotten, at lest as long as I'm around. I may have been born seven years after your passing, but your words still touch me. I would only dream that I was around with you. YOU MAY I'M A DREAMER, BUT I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE! no your not John your right, everyone here is a dreamer. peace, love, happiness and lots and lots of Huggles merry

Dec 8, 2005
Victoria Tanski
USA
I miss you John. Your influence on me has been tremendous - I wouldn't be who I am today without knowing who you were and what you brought to the world. Thank you for everything.

Dec 8, 2005
sean m shearer
malone ny
Today we have rising gas cost rising grocery cost and all the other things in life that rise higher and higher . We have war famine hatetred and ugliness all around .Where is the guy who ask if you need any thing mayb a autograph or mayb a meal anything else??? Four shots and he is gone his smile his warmth but behind is his songs.We are all dying for one person to show us love,peace,reason and righteousness he is gone its now up to us to make sure his memory and message will live on for ever.. People promise me his life will not be forgotten his message will not be left behind light your lighters your candles sing the songs cry the tears show the world you care show the world you have hope just close your eyes all and IMAGINE what was and what could be take care all i love you all and to the man JOHN i tip my hat i bow for you are the savior to me i love john lennon may god bless the man ....

Dec 8, 2005
brian shaughnessy
vancouver,canada
this is a sad day indeed,I cant believe its been twenty five years,Jonh's death still leaves a emptiness in my life...Imagine,if John was still with us???Imagine he is..Imagine all the world living in peace.....god bless you john

Dec 8, 2005
Ray
Goldens Bridge, NY
John, wherever you are, you are here!

Dec 8, 2005
brother steve
Ezekiel 33:31 And they come unto you as people come,and they sit before you as my people,and they hear your words,but they will not do them:for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts go after their own desires. 32 And,Lo,you are unto them as a very lovely song of one that has a pleasant voice,and can play well on an instrument:for they hear your words,but they do them not. 33 And when this comes to pass,(Lo,it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet has been among them. Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers:for they shall be called the children of God. John 1:6 There was a man sent from God,whose name was John. May Peace on Earth come to all People and all Nations! ....thank you for your help John...We miss you dearly

Dec 8, 2005
Bob
New York
"... limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns, it calls me on and on across the universe." Thanks for it all, peace to your family and friends.

Dec 8, 2005
Natalie Osborne
Montreal, Canada
John, you have been gone for as long as I have lived, and I can but hope to live up to your example. Sleep well, old soul.

Dec 8, 2005
Todd
Omaha, Ne
I remember coming to this website over 10 years ago...john lennon is my hero. he helped form me into the person i am today, and if i may say, he did a great job. i miss you today john, as i never got to live on the same earth as you, born 3 years after you were taken. we can all try to live our lives with john in our hearts, loving eachother. this is a sad day for many, i hope you all find a way to deal with it in your own way. love you john

Dec 8, 2005
conor
Wisconsin, USA
john lennon is one of the greatest musicians on the face of the earth. i still cant believe how many people he inspired with his acts and music. his lyrics were amazingly touchin and his music was something else. even though john is dead his life and work still lives on and continues to touch people. im only 18 and he has changed my life in the way i look at everyday things. i will continue to imagine and always give peace a chance

Dec 8, 2005
cristina
ny
love you always.

Dec 8, 2005
kevin
Springfield,NJ
RIP John. We all love you. I'm only 12 but you are my biggest inspiration and hero.

Dec 8, 2005
Maraya Lopez
DeSoto,TX
Here we are once again, and what can we say this year? Still enjoying your music, remembering your legacy, and never forgetting your memory, and the everything you stood for.Peace

Dec 8, 2005
Dr. Annette O'Boogie
I posted here five years ago. I remember writing about my memories of that night. So it's hard to know what to say this time without repeating myself. All I know is that this man's death matters in a way that the death's of people like Elvis, Jim Morrison, or even Kurt Cobain do not. I remember someone once saying that people didn't just love "John Lennon, superstar"; they revered him. That, of course, has alot to do with his "peacenik" period. Let's face it, anti-war messages laced with a plea for mankind to "project a positive future" will always resonate. Besides which, his naivete will always be heartbreaking because it shouldn't have to be naive to expect people to be able to "live as one". I miss every last naive inch of him. RIP Mr. Lennon.

Dec 8, 2005
Jennifer
Reno, Nv. USA
I was only 10 years old when John was murdered but I can still remember it like it was yesterday. It was the first time I ever saw my father cry. He was watching monday night football sobbing. He kept saying this is so bad, this is so bad, go get your mom. Thank you John for all of your wisdom and heart felt words your shared. RIP.

Dec 8, 2005
dr
After 25 years, I still feel sad on this day. I still have an empty feeling. My memory of hearing Howard Cosell make the announcement as my husband & I lay in bed watching Monday night football is still clear in my mind.

Dec 8, 2005
Kitty
www.ampcast.com/BEATLESEX John lives in his music old and new.

Dec 8, 2005
Keith Lisy
Manhattan, NY
Don’t You Want To Get So High/Let The Love In http://www.angels-of-love.com/audio/keithlisy-highlove.mp3 Don’t you want to get so high? Rise up with the smoke like a prayer to the sky? Don’t you want to sink so low? Fall between their cracks and settle in the fire? And well you know, The ones who hold their ground Will never find their soul, Just lose control, lose control, lose control Don’t you want to just say "yes?" Be yourself for once, instead of someone’s guest? Don’t you want to just say "no?" The love you never had is the love that you should show And well you know The ones controlling you Are hard to let go, Just lose control, lose control (MIDDLE BIT) Let the love in, let the love in, let the love in, Let it shine all around you Let the love in, let the love in, let the love in, Let it shine all around you One more thing before I go I’ve loved for so long, I guess you’ve never known But believe me because it’s true You’re inside me now and part of me’s in you And well you know, The soul that stops you most Is really just your own. Just lose control. (ENDING BIT) Let the love in, let the love in, let the love in, Let it shine all around you Let the love in, let the love in, Let it shine all around you. Don't you want to get so high?

Dec 8, 2005
Ontological Pussycow
War is over (if you want it) -Remembering John Lennon on the 25th anniversary of his death.-

Dec 8, 2005
Carol
USA
John, Thank you for the music and not being afraid for standing up for what you believed in. Also: You'd be happy to know that many young musicians of today are taking their inspiration from you. The fact that you are reaching people who weren't even born until the mid '80s shows the impact that you and the rest of the Beatles have on each passing generation. You are missed, Dr. Winston O'Boogie. Yours Truly, Carol

Dec 8, 2005
Stanze
San Diego, CA
R.I.P. Lennon and Dimebag. I can hear the metal version of Imagine in that astral bar in the sky...oh wait, that's A Perfect Circle's version, bleh...that sucked.

Dec 8, 2005
Abbey
I can't believe it's been 25 years. Even though John's death has always been a "constant" in my life, I still can't begin to comprehend or understand why it had to happen. It didn't have to happen. We lost someone so special that day and there is no way that he can be replaced. It's such a shame that humanity had to lose someone like John. But what more can I say? John, I love you, miss you, wish you were here. Thank you for teaching me to imagine...thank you for everything.

Dec 8, 2005
Luke
Texas, USA
How can anyone even hurt, let alone shoot, a normally inaccessible peace-loving icon who not only signed this beast's autograph, but even asked him if he wanted anything more? I only wish they executed that ungrateful, pathetic, demonic bastard. That worm deserved to be crushed under one's foot. And, the U.S. taxpayers give this loser three meals a day and shelter! And, he wants to be let out!!! UNBELIEVABLE!

Dec 8, 2005
Sarah
alliance,oh 44601
25 years today. What a shame and great loss to everyone. Hes remembered to all and to me. MIss you John. RIP

Dec 8, 2005
Hannah L
AND Julian!

Dec 8, 2005
john ordunez
soledad calif
THE DEATH OF JOHN LENNON WAS ONE OF THE WORTH DAYS OF MY LIFE, I AM 49 YEARS OLD I STARTED OFF IN 1967 FIRST WITH ELVIS.THEN I BOUGHT THREE LPS ON THE BEATLES MEET THE BEATLES,YESTERDAY AND TODAY, AND SGT PEPPER. AFTER THAT GOODBUY ELVIS.I BEEN A BEATLES FAN SINCE THEN.THIRTY SEVEN YEARS THE BEATLES WERE THE BIGGEST INFULENCE IN MY LIFE.THE MAN WHO SHOT JOHN LENNON SHOULD HAVE BEEN PUT TO DEATH.JOHN IS DEAD BUT HIS MUSIC WILL NEVER DIE.JOHN WE KNOW RIGHT NOW YOURE LOOKING DOWN ON US FROM HEAVEN.BEATLES FOREVER THANKS JOHN YOURE STILL GREAT AND WILL ALLWAYS BE NEVER FORGOTTEN JOHN ORDUNEZ

Dec 8, 2005
Jennie O
Calgary, Canada
25 years! This day doesn't get any easier. I miss him and I never knew him...I can only imagine how hard this day is for those who DID know him. My love goes out to Yoko and Sean. The world just hasn't been the same, John. We miss you! Goo goo ga joob...

Dec 8, 2005
Carlos Otero López
Spain
John: At the first, I´m sorry for my language, but I don´t speak english very well.Thank you for to live and let to live with love, in peace. Thank you Yoko for all. Graciñas desde Vigo

Dec 8, 2005
Hannah L AGAIN
Indiana
I wasn't around to have cried when John was shot, but I can say that December the eighth, 1980, was really the day the music died................................................... Something touched me deep inside, The day the music died.

Dec 8, 2005
Alejandro Gomez
Caracas-Venezuela
He is a legend but love him for just being John...bless you man

Dec 8, 2005
myra
You should have been here Dr O'Boogie

Dec 8, 2005
alice
brooklyn, new york, usa
Even though I am only 17 years old, John, you have been the greatest inspiration to me. You taught me to believe in love, and hope for peace. I am sorry that you are not here today, but you are in my thoughts and in my heart. Thank you for everything you taught me and many others throughout the world with your beautiful music. Your spirit and creativity are greatly missed.

Dec 8, 2005
Ervin
The earliest memories of mine were me and my nanny debating who was better looking between John and Paul. I said Paul, my nanny said John, and then my mommy butted in and said Ringo (she had a thing for drummers). But anyway, a lot of my earliest memories was hearing John's voice, with the Beatles and then solo. The first tape that I listened to over and over was the "Imagine" soundtrack, off the movie. All this over a guy that died a couple years before I was born. Hell, I didn't even know who/what John Lennon was, I just knew I was listening to something wonderful. You taught me well, brother, hope I get near your artistic level. Rock on!

Dec 8, 2005
Rod Goodway
England
I still miss you John, because I still believe in love. You will always shine on.

Dec 8, 2005
Hannah L
Indiana, United States
John, we all love and miss you, all of us who have commented on this page, and many more who have not. You fossilized yourself through both your music, your humor, your writing, and the sheer brilliance that you gave off. You were gone years before I was concieved, but I love you all the same. That day in the car, when 'Love' played on the radio, the piano's tempo in perfect time with the snow, I realized that you were a hero. Someone told me this fall that "if Jesus died for our sins, then John Lennon died for our dreams." BUt I disagree. You died for a madman and his revolting philosophy. You did not die for our dreams: You lived for them. You're life, though heavy with drugs, sorrow, and strife, shines on, 25 years after your death. Like the moon, the stars, and the sun. In a long tribute to you that I wrote last weekend, I said that you left the world with the message that "it is your duty to change the world in a world that needs changing." John, you live on. Help this world stand together in peace and love, for you are still needed. Don't leave us now. Man, we need you. We need your music. We need your wit. We need your love. We need your memory. Love, Hannah.

Dec 8, 2005
tiny1974
USA
JOHN GAVE US MUSIC ....JOHN GAVE US LOVE .. JOHN WE ALL SURE MISS YOU...

Dec 8, 2005
Tim A
Been thinking about you a lot today old friend. 25 years and you're still deeply missed by me. I wish things could have worked out differently. Say hello to George for me.

Dec 8, 2005
Jamie
Milton, Florida, USA
We've all lost people who we care deeply for, but usually the sadness lessens over time. That doesn't seem to be happening in John's case. The pain feels just as sharp tonight as it did that night 25 years ago.

Dec 8, 2005
Mary a.k.a Hermione
Canada
I miss you lots, John. I've been listening to your music for over 20 years now and it has inspired me and helped me through rough times. Thank-you for making such beautiful music. I know you will live on forever more through your music. ~Hermione~

Dec 8, 2005
Dr Lin
Sydney, Australia
An Australian TV just broadcasted a special program about John Lennon's Imagine. My family and I always enjoy this song. There are two industries in this world, i.e, one is the war industry and one is the peace industry. I don't think the so-called war on terrorism can bring us peace. How can we say killing can bring us peace? Although many people still do not understand the meaning of peace, John Lennon is never the only man imagine peace in this world. We are with you John!

Dec 8, 2005
Little Willow
Indiana, USA
John, they say your voice was silenced, but they are dead wrong. Your body may no longer be with us, but your spirit, your music, your life are still alive and well. I see it every day in my friends and in the people I cherish so much. I feel it when I have the guts to stand up for what I believe. And I hear it every time I pass a radio and it's playing your songs. So, while we may never see your body again, we all know you're still with us. We love you, John.

Dec 8, 2005
Caitlin
NYC
Even though i wasn't even born until 4 yrs after this horrific crime John Lennon has been an inspiration to me for my entire life. John you are my hero and I love you and i wish i could have known you. May you're legacy shine on forever!

Dec 8, 2005
Vince
Pennsylvania
It's been 25 years since the voice of a generation was silenced ..The shock has gone now since that horrible day in December but not the anger and hurt that we still feel to lose John as a Husband, Father, Songwriter and champion for World Peace ...He was robbed of his life and we are still feeling that void left to us by the act of a sick person who deserves never to be mentioned by name or talked about on TV period... but we know that John would want us to still feel positive about the future and to Give Peace a chance and Remember Love... Let's all celebrate his Life today through Words and Music for in that way John Winston Ono Lennon shines on FOREVER !

Dec 8, 2005
Hank
Such a sad loss so many years ago. Time will never heal the pain. Remember when I went to the John Lennon concert in Central Park back then. (grew up in Brooklyn). Such a spiritual experience being there. (third row by the way). Will never forget. God Bless John, his family and friends.

Dec 8, 2005
Chelsie
Indianapolis, IN
One more year gone.. It seems like the world stops every year right around this time to remember such an amazing man. John and family will be in my thoughts tonight.

Dec 8, 2005
Luis López Birlain
México
One more year without John, it seems that just yesterday that he was ripped off of this planet. Thankfuly only his body was taken away, but all his music and message is still living inside our hearts. Thanks John!!

Dec 8, 2005
Craig
The event that (still) inspires my "what if" questions... this could have been a different universe, things didn't have to unfold this way.

Dec 8, 2005
Ty Kipling
Los Angeles, CA
Peace to the world. Thank you John. I miss seeing you while you were alive 8 days a week!

Dec 8, 2005
Roland
Austria
Dear John, Thank you for all the wonderful moments you have created with your music, art, ideas & ideals. I miss you.

Dec 8, 2005
Christopher
Brooklyn NY
John Lennon was years before his time. It would be great to know what kind of music he would be producing today if he were still alive..

Dec 8, 2005
Sergio Dantas
Sao Paulo, Brazil
ALL WE NEED IS LOVE. And PEACE. GOD BLESS YOU JOHN! ;)

Dec 8, 2005
Becky Brown
Fort Worth , TX
I loved John Lennon. He was my favorite Beatle.So young and beautiful to have to die that way was such a theft to us all.He was one of the kindest people , which he proved again and again.I will think of him always. May he rest in peace.That is all he ever shouted was PEACE.God Bless you John Lennon you were the one.

Dec 8, 2005
BILL
KINGSTON MASSACHUSETTS
PEACE

Dec 8, 2005
scooper195 model
wendel n.c. usa
I remember exactly feeling so bummed out."A real downer man" as Paul, number 2 beatle said or somthing to that effect.Just emptyness.Why would anyone kill John Lennon?It made no sents in 1980,it still makes no cents.Of all the famous peeps out there and you MC choose to blow John Lennons frikin head off?your sir are scum and i still cant believe some inmate hasent given you your cumupents!.i remember around the same time ronald reagen was shot and i didnt feel one tenth the greif no not one hundreth of it. yoko made out ok.lets face it she stole another womans husband. John Lennon or joey nobody thats a wrong move sorry .I feel little symathy for rich persons and yoko is rich!

Dec 8, 2005
Sara Slonaker
John I will always love you and miss you. Sara

Dec 8, 2005
Biffer Watkins
USA
I watched the grief that my mother suffered when she received the word that Hank Williams had died but did not understand her sadness until John Lennon's death. We are about the same age so I never imagined a world without John Lennon. When he dropped out of the limelight for a few years I figured he would come back when and if he was ready. Even if he didn't ever write another song we would have all the music he had already given us as a Beatle and then as John. In his music and by example John challenge us to think and question things religious and secular. When he was most popular he was never afraid to say, write and sing things most unpopular, Give Peace a Chance and Imagine a world without country god or religion. One unwilling to Imagine any other possibilities shot John dead. To suggest John’s death was without meaning or purpose fail to recognize the depth of the convictions and beliefs that pulled the trigger in that cold New York hallway. There is no hint of conspiracy theory here contrary to what many believe facts deliver beyond theory. If nothing else the murder meant John could no longer look for new and interesting ways to challenge our assumptions. John not perfect nor did he ever pretend to be without any claim of righteousness he urged us to be better. He did not attempt to define what that better should be he simply assumed as adults we could figure that out for ourselves. Maybe John was wrong when he wrote, "it's easy if you try." In truth it is not easy but that is no excuse for us to fail to try. John may never have achieved more popularity than Christ though it is easy from his standpoint to see how he felt it might be true. There is no doubt he was right in warning that because of his unpopular and unchristian ideas they are, “going to crucify me." I am not sure if we all shine on its nice to think that we will not john Lennon's memory certainly will shine on like the super star he truly is.

Dec 8, 2005
mick mcdoangh
dublin ireland
must of heard his songs a thousand times or more over the years will never stop listening or rembering. his songs always meant something and they still do

Dec 8, 2005
Lindsay Planer
Charlotte, NC, USA
Jesus Christ I miss you John! I was in NYC the Wednesday through Friday before the Monday night you were shot. I was 11 years old and my life has never been the same. You

Dec 8, 2005
Harry
Canada
It was a senseless act of violence. The world needs guns like a fish needs a bike - if the gun was never invented, this would have been an infinitely FAR better world. Though I vehemently disagreed with John's views on God and religion, but agreed with his ones on love and peace, I abhor the way he died and still get goosebumps when "Magical Mystery Tour" or "Abbey Road" plays! The man with the golden voice passed on but human refuse such as chapman can never erase John's mark on history, thanks to his legacy that will continue in the electronic realm. Nobody deserves to die like that, least of all a champion of love and peace who gave us so much pleasure with his music. "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you take..."

Dec 8, 2005
lia
italia
It's a quarter of a century ago. Are we then allowed to say John's music is eternal or shall we wait for another 25? Miss his creativity very very much ciao, john You're not the only dreamer, many, many more exist, or better .... we resist.

Dec 8, 2005
Darin Kranick
Santa Barbara, CA U.S.A.
He was signing his killer’s autograph. You can see how much the past five years had changed him -- he looks so balanced now, secure, complete in a woman’s love. And that pudgy sneering loser standing next to him, waiting for him to sign his name, remembers this. He remembers all the humaneness and condescending patience with which Lennon gazed at him. “Is that all you want?” Lennon kept asking him. Taken back by the question, he found himself trembling like a high school freshman trying to strike up the courage to ask a cheerleader out. Because all of a sudden he couldn’t believe he was actually standing here with John Lennon. He found himself glancing across the street at Central Park and the night, it was like one last murky look at that brown paper trash bag --the ‘70s. And when he looked back that decade already seemed to be replaced by a younger and better one. Marc Chapman returned later that evening but this time he was ready to draw the gun. Like the devil now he had nothing in all the fucking world to lose and he shot Lennon five times. Some of the bullets hit the glass as he stumbled up the six steps and into the lobby of the apartment house, and just a few contorted seconds later, a dream, like that glass facade, was shattered everywhere. Darin Kranick

Dec 8, 2005
Titus
Finland
John Lennon's his music will never die.

Dec 8, 2005
Ed Smilow
Orange, California
John is still with us all, in our hearts and minds. We all need the courage John had to speak the truth, no matter how tough it is to speak and hear. Give Peace a Chance. Love is All You Need.

Dec 8, 2005
Tammy Moreau
Waynesville, MO USA
25 years. Good grief, has it been that long?! As long as we have your music, you remain alive in our hearts. Love you John. Peace!

Dec 8, 2005
Hank Pivnik
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Remembered? How can we not remember? He was our hero. Our voice. Our friend. We will NEVER forget.

Dec 8, 2005
Paula
Finland
Always love you John.

Dec 8, 2005
tami
seattle, washington, usa
this morning i watched 'gimme some truth' with my 8 year old son and 5 year old daughter. they've heard the music all their lives, but only this morning, when he heard that a great man had been murdered on this day, 25 years ago, did my son start asking questions about john, his life, where's he from, who's his family. both kids watched the video while we had toast, and relaxed before starting out busy day. geogia mentioned 'he loves her mama', and ian commented that sometimes songs really mean something, it's not just music sometimes. thank you, john. thank you, yoko too, and family. for sharing with us. for setting loves finest example for everyone, i'm pleased to have benefitted from it my whole life, and to see my children's hearts take grasp means a great deal to me. love to all, tami.

Dec 8, 2005
Keith Cameron
Chico, Ca., USA
John, I miss ya and still love ya! Love is the answer! Peace my brother...

Dec 8, 2005
Keith Jones
Baltmore, MD USA
On Dec. 9, 1998, I posted a comment at Bagism, so today I sought it out via Google and read it again. Now I get to reminisce. Back then I was halfway through college, a wide-eyed pleasure seeker full of youth and idealism. I threw on an army jacket with a "War is Over" pin on the breast every morning. Now I work a 9-5 job, am married, and play in a band on the weekends. But at age 27, I still feel the same naive idealism and hope I had when I first dived head-over-heels into the world of John Lennon and the 1960s. I also fantasize about what might have been had the dude lived. And I am still unabashedly sentimental when I hear a song such as "Imagine." Sure, cynicism rears its head. John Lennon was as contradictory and full of shit as the next person...hell, he'd tell you that himself. But for me, his songs evoke feelings of love and peace and unity, a few minutes worth of which is needed everyday by every human. I danced in a club in NYC last weekend and the DJ spun "Oh Yoko." The whole room sang every word. Beautiful. John Lennon was a symbol, a moment, an amazing unparalled figure with whom to identify one's want of peace and love among other things. Alright, I see that in my years I'm still prone to a good old rant. Oh well. In short, I love what John Lennon shared with people. I'm thankful for being a part of it.

Dec 8, 2005
Scott
Colorado
Twenty-five years of a world without John... but only in a way. We need John's message more than ever... and on a day like this, I'd like to think that he's present more than ever, after a fashion. Thanks for everything, John. We'll keep trying to listen. Stay free as a bird.

Dec 8, 2005
LuAnn
Middletown, NJ
I was in the 9th grade when Lennon died. I remember waking up and my dad telling me about it.. My immediate thought was "oh that paul thing again" and my dad said no go turn on the radio. I did and couldnt believe what was coming out of the speakers from station WDVE in Pittsburgh where I lived at the time... The rest of the day was a blur, I walked to school with another Beatle fanatic friend of mine and then we both went home after and listened non stop to reports and tributes that by that time were pouring in. Like someone else said in a prior post I lit candles that day for a man I never knew but who has influenced "my life" through his music to this day. I now live near the NY area but because of work cannot be there today, but my heart is in Strawberry Fields today as I once again 25 years later listen to the tributes and most importantly the music.... RIP John

Dec 8, 2005
Djey
lebanon
I'm just so so sad. John Lennon had his guitar, his voice, his word...but most important, his soul. He gave us some truth, some dreams and some hope....I just cannot stop crying... To a Great Man. Respect!

Dec 8, 2005
RGB
Sedona, AZ
Being the 25th anniversary of John's untimely departure from this world, I have been spending the day like many people all over the world are, listening to the music and reading about the man we all loved and respected. The world will never have another John Lennon, and we should all try to live our lives in peace as he and Yoko so wanted. We miss you John! Give Peace a Chance Please!

Dec 8, 2005
Diane
Bethel, New York
You go to bed. Morning comes you turn on the radio. NO, NO, that can't be true what I just heard, so you turn on a different station, this must be some kind of bad dream. But its not because I'm standing there frozen to the radio, and every dj is making some comment about this wounderful Man, Husband, Father, Our best friend of our generation.. John was bigger then life, and will always remain so. He gave us a sort of togetherness that I know I will never feel again. How could this happen to a man of only love, peace and hopefullness. I know that he was my hope for peace. We lost that cold night in December a big part of our furture. I will love you John, not just for the past and the memories, but for the legacy you have left us all. I would like to take this time also to send my love to Yoko who I know was John's other side of the mirror, to Sean and Julian, PEACE AND LOVE TO ALL OF YOU, ALWAYS!!!!

Dec 8, 2005
Mike D.
Indiana
The world still needs you John. We all miss you. Give Peace A Chance.

Dec 8, 2005
Norm Karhut
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
well another year has past, like the last 25, with out John. i don't know if i'm sadder today or what seems like yesterday, December 8, 1980. i think it's about time we declare December 8 International Peace Day in remberance of John Lennon. could you IMAGINE peace around the world for just 24 hours.

Dec 8, 2005
Arge
Faroe Islands
I was nine years old when he died. I'll miss him and his music forever. He was the greatest, because he was honest and brave.

Dec 8, 2005
George Vreeland Hill
Los Angeles, CA, USA.
We all remember John Lennon. He was, is, and always will be, a master of music and thought. John loved people, and wanted peace in the world. We know what the world is like without John Lennon. Imagine a world with him. "You may say I'm a dreamer. But I'm not the only one." George Vreeland Hill. georgevreelandhill@msn.com

Dec 8, 2005
NdB
Holland
Dear John , " it's only the giving , that makes you , what you are "

Dec 8, 2005
Arge
Faroe Islands
It's been 25 years and we still miss him. He was the greatest, because he was honest and brave!

Dec 8, 2005
B.C.
U.S.A
I was 10 years old when John Lennon died. I grew up listening to the Beatles and John's music. My mother would sing me many Beatle tunes as lullabyes. 25 years later, I have the pleasure to listen to the Beatles with my 6 year old and to sing the same Beatle lullabyes to my 2 year old. Thank you John for your music and what a huge part,"In My Life", you have been and will alway be.

Dec 8, 2005
mike
USA
25 years every year i try to imagine how much great music and inspiration we`ve lost. i miss rock and roll. god bless.

Dec 8, 2005
Gleb
Dnepropetrovsk ,Ukrain
Thank your John

Dec 8, 2005
B.Calvet
Barcelona (España)
Hace ya 25 años que te perdimos, pero te aseguro, John,que cada vez estás mas presente entre nosotros.La Humanidad entera te está rindiendo hoy un gran homenaje.Que tu recuerdo sirva para conseguir un mundo mejor.

Dec 8, 2005
Mike Goldwire
Elberton, Ga.
Has it been 25 years???? Seems only like a moment ago. John's music was, and still is, the soundtrack of my life. There is a picture of John hanging on my bedroom wall. It's been there for 25 years, and there it will stay. In John's song "God", he made the statement that "the dream is over". To me, he will always be the "Walrus", the "Dreamweaver", and through the genius of his music I will always be able to "just carry on". God's speed, John......and thank you.

Dec 8, 2005
Lenore
Illinois
I was in the 7th grade when I heard he was shot. I'll never forget it. My bedroom walls were covered with Beatles posters just like I was a child right out of the 60's. My brother came in and told me. Then my friends from school called. I remember feeling very angry, IT JUST DIDN'T MAKE SENSE!!! I cried. I missed school the next day, and I've missed John every since. I sometimes still cry. God be with his family.

Dec 8, 2005
Johnny Echo Echo
Like you all I`m thinking about the man - what we all lost that day... what Yoko, Sean and Julian lost and what the next generation lost. 25 years down the line (it still seems like just the other day), I find the anger and the hate for that murdering scum, who`s name does not deserve to be mentioned, as strong as ever... This is not an anniversary that I want to celebrate - John`s 65th birthday was the celebration, this day should be forgotton with the cretin that created it. My love, thoughts and peace go out to all who abore the gun law and those that are left behind it`s victims. xx

Dec 8, 2005
Jim Doughty
Dear John Bless You, wherever you are, Because wherever you are, You Are Here.

Dec 8, 2005
Allie
Queens, NY
STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER!!!!!!!

Dec 8, 2005
foursticks
Wales, UK
John Lennon is a legend. It's hard to put down in words - as a Beatles and John Lennon fan... "i respect you" and though I have strong reservations about Yoko and the influence she had over John, today I feel only strong affection for the great man.

Dec 8, 2005
Ken Gorr
Oregon
I have the same hollow feeling I had 25 yrs ago. John Lennon was my hero and what he and the Beatles sang and did helped shape the person I became. Imagine

Dec 8, 2005
Hippie J
FL
Thinking of you behbeh. ;^D Thanks for everything past, present, and future.

Dec 8, 2005
jesselmabus
cascadia, turtle island
the dream was over twenty-five years ago today...and so dear friends we have had to carry on since then... i remember that night, i lit candles for someone i never met, but who i knew had been essential in my life. the first record i ever bought was the beatles hey jude, the song revolution became an anthem for my young rebelliousness. i walked the halls of high school with a walkman blaring the beatles red and blue albums; a not so subtle armor against the cruelty of those years... later a magickal mentor would ask, while we interviewed genesis p-orridge of psycic tv, what he thought of john’s murder…john dark had been on the radio that night at kpft in houston. he heard the ticker going off upstairs in the news room…it continued it’s rat-atat-tatting for an inordinate time. when he went upstairs to see what was happening, he discovered the news of john’s death. at that moment the phone rang, it was the station manager, who told him he had just heard the news, and was authorizing him to play any song in the lennon catalog. my friend went down to the turntables, announced the horrible news, and played working class hero. genesis’ answer to his query, "it comes with the territory" – meaning that if you are willing to stand up and speak truth to power, you have to be prepared to be blown down. lennon knew this, "if i ain't dead already, girl you know the reason why." chapman was a patsy as much as oswald, and do we really need a movie about him?... years have gone by and john is still as powerful an inspiration as he was then. his image, for some, carries the same power as images of che. his lyrics are still as vital today as they were when they were written... "keep you doped with religion and sex and tv, and you think you're so clever and classless and free, but you're still fucking peasents as far as I can see,"... the world is still full of fucking peasants – "living is easy with eyes closed”. some of us are still in the streets calling for revolution with the words "power to the people". many of us are still dreaming a world where there are no countries and no religion too, nothing to die for, someday the peasants will join us...imagine.

Dec 8, 2005
Gloria
Aransas Pass, Texas USA
I was 3 days from being 8 years old on this awful day in 1980. I remember hearing the news on the T.V. that night and knowing excatly who they were talking about and how this would change everyone forever. At the young of an age, John Lennon had already made this huge impact in my life. God Bless you John Lennon and I hope you know wherever you are, how much we miss and love you!

Dec 8, 2005
Melanie
Massachusetts
Today is a sad day for fans of John Lennon, as well as the family who loved him so dearly, and whom he loved even more. He was such a bright, funny, hurt, angry, loving soul, and the world grew a little darker on this day twenty-five years ago. He'll be remembered for his music and politics, and his love for his children and wife. I often wonder what John would have been like today...what he would think of the state of the world. I miss him, today and always. He lives on through us all...

Dec 8, 2005
Phantom V
Hi everyone, like most of you on this site, today I'm a little sad at our loss of such a visionary. It was twenty five years ago that I remember Irv Weinstein from ABC nighttime news announce the untimely death of John Lennon. I stood there not believing that such a thing had happened. Later when I found out the circumstances, I was even more upset that someone who stood for peace could have had his significant life so brutally extinguished. A pacifist by nature, I found it difficult not to wish the same fate on the demon that did this unspeakable thing. Cold, heartless, evil. However, in keeping with the spirit of what John Lennon stood for, his death should mean something other than an end to his life. For the last twenty five years I’ve been trying to figure out ways to make a difference. With one person, the differences may be small, but as we all know, they have resounding effects. I think where there’s an opportunity to speak on behalf of those who can’t speak for themselves we should do so. Living a life with integrity of purpose and with a genuine caring for others should be our collective vision. Not doing this because it was written in a text that we by virtue of religion/ tradition/ habit are bound to follow. But doing it because it is right. And for those of us who do follow this framework, actually following those mandates that are written. Living them, sincerely, not hypocritically. How many people do we all know who quote all sorts of religious texts, but live ironically and consistently in a moral and practical juxtaposition to them? Make a difference by not doing harm; by promoting positivity; by speaking kindly; by forgiving others who knew no better; and for forgiving yourself for making mistakes when you did know better. I guess what I’m trying to say is that John’s purpose need not vanish with his death. I’m appealing to all of you reading my post to remember this. Remember what he stood for and in your own way, try to continue his vision. His dream- “Imagine All the People, Living Life in Peace”… does not have to be a dream, we can continue it everyday in little ways that ultimately do MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Blessed Be John…

Dec 8, 2005
Rich Seibert
California
It's hard to believe it has been 25 years already, since that dark day. The powerful message lives on, bringing us comfort in increasingly insane times. IMAGINE!

Dec 8, 2005
Kat
San Diego, CA
Me, Lila, and six others were enjoying a cozy dinner party at our local hangout, Hamburger Mary's in Honolulu, when a friend joined us with the news that John had been shot. We sat in stunned silence, unable to eat. Then we heard that the shooter was from Honolulu. I felt so ashamed. Dinner ended abrubtly, as there was no joy left in any of us. Sick with grief, I went home and jumped in the shower, where I stayed crying for hours, singing his songs. I'll never forget you, John.

Dec 8, 2005
Yegor Dudura
Uzbekistan, Tashkent
John Lennon forever!!!! He is always in my heart and my soul. Today, just on the day of his death i signed petition so Chapman never could get off the prison. Let it be...

Dec 8, 2005
Ann
Tennessee
It's hard to believe we lost John 25 years ago. It's a wound that never heals no matter how much time has gone by. I've decided that I'm going to celebrate John's live and his music today. In my life, I love you more John. RIP

Dec 8, 2005
Vince Prygoski
Flint, Michigan, USA
In these times of War in Viet-oops I mean Iraq and the Fascism of the Amerikan Republicrat (combined Republican and Democrat Corporate Puppet) Regime, we need to listen to and heed the words of John Lennon more than ever. Goddess bless John's spirit, and Goddess bless Yoko, Julian, and Sean. John Lennon and the Beatles will forever stand among the greats of Rock and Roll, and John's advocacy of Peace and Love will always inspire us!

Dec 8, 2005
Antonio
Mexico
Give Peace A Chance, Cold Turkey and Woman Is The Nigger At The World... the best!

Dec 8, 2005
GPro
Detroit, MI
I was in my college dorm room with my roommate, but wasn't watching Monday Night Football. Another guy down the hall rushed in to give us the news. We quickly switched on the TV. Shortly after, a friend who was an exchange student from England came in and angrily chastised us, "You Americans and your f***ing guns!" The senselessness of John's death has not diminished over the years, nor has the impact of his music.

Dec 8, 2005
Martin & Cecilia
Montevideo, Uruguay
John Wherever you are You are here LOVE: PASS IT ON

Dec 8, 2005
mobius13
chicago
thanks for the beatles and thanks for imagine.... R.I.P.

Dec 8, 2005
Greg Marston
England
John Lennon was one of lifes true inspirational characters, who had a profound effect on so many people including myself. On this day 25 years ago, i went running around the playground at school thinking my best friend Steven Lennon had been shot. I was only 6. I didn't understand what it meant at the time, but it stuck with me. I feel very sad today, there are so many negative things going on in the modern world at present that we could benefit from such a figure as John. He embodied everything that is good in the human spirit. Why would anyone want to take him away from the place he was meant to be? Long Live JL's memory

Dec 8, 2005
Louis Trani
Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA
I remember December 8, 1980 vividly. It was a Monday and I was at a friends house watching Monday Night Football. The news of John's death came across the airways. I was in shock. I had to leave my friends house and go home. On the next day, I stayed home from work and listened to John's music for 10 consective hours. I still love John and the Beatles.

Dec 8, 2005
UFO
Irvine, CA
what else could i say that hasn't been said all ready [beautifully] about john here? he is greatly missed- surely one of the greatest musicians, writers, activists, and thinkers that has ever lived. "we all shine on"- i love you john

Dec 8, 2005
Dutch
Wichita, KS, USA
It's not so much about remembering, it's about doing. Doing the things the John sang about. Giving peace a chance. It's true, all anybody needs is love. You are missed John Lennon.

Dec 8, 2005
Kris
All we are saying, is give peace a chance. Well said earlier, words are not enough. Poor guy. Continue to RIP, old man.

Dec 8, 2005
Music Nut
I saw the news today (oh boy) that talked about the 25TH ANNIVERSARY of Lennon's death. Imagine if I had lived 25 years ago I would have been a wreck. Lennon has given so much to our culture, even though some of us (primarily some of my friends) remain skeptic and say that the Beatles just went a long with the times. While that is debatable, it is so disheartening when a singer dies, a part of ourselves die. Lennon, I challenge you in your passing to still not give a shit about what the skeptics say and please, give me a sign that I should buy that book about your and Paul's relationship with my textbook money. Oh, and say hi to Ray Charles for me, yet another singer to add to the Rockstar band in the sky!

Dec 8, 2005
Gaylene McFatridge
Anaheim, CA
Ah, Johnny, another year has passed. The press are making a big fuss over this one 'cause it's 25 years. There are zillions of magazines and books out there cashing in on your name. TV specials profiling your murderer. Strange days indeed. I'm just gonna play the music today and remember that whereever you are, you are here.

Dec 8, 2005
Jen
Manitoba, Canada
Words don't say enough. I love you, John.

Dec 8, 2005
Abbey
This is such a sad, sad day. John's genius will fortunately live on forever, bringing joy to future generations. That is the only thing I can take solace in.

Dec 8, 2005
Nick
Levittown, PA USA
To say I am a Beatles fan is a huge understatement. The music that these four English lads made is the best ever. The lyrics are timeless. John is a tremendous inspiration to me, and one of the reasons I learned to play guitar. I just had to be able to play his songs. Today is not a day to be sad, but a day to reflect on where we are in this world, and what a difference it would have made to have John around. We must keep his spirit alive by talking and living peace and love. We must create a better world for our children and our children's children. Thank you John for everything. Yes John, you were a dreamer - but not the only one!

Dec 8, 2005
Dara
NJ, USA
"So long ago Was it in a dream, was it just a dream? I know, yes I know Seemed so very real, it seemed so real to me " -John Lennon We miss you John!

Dec 8, 2005
Rolando Muñoz
Durango, Durango, México
Thanks for everything John, thanks for your music, your love, your peace, your way to show us the real world... thank you for make us Imagine a real brotherhood of men... Thank you for making me the person I´m now. We all love you and you´ll never be forgotten. Peace and Love forever! //oo\

Dec 8, 2005
Darren Chandler
England
YOUR MUSIC,YOUR LIFE AND YOUR IMAGE WILL SHINE ON FOREVER IN MY HEART JOHN.. EVERYSONG YOU SANG WAS UNBEATABLE.. NO ONE WILL FORGET U AND IF THEY DO THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE THERE TO REMIND THEM OF THE GREATEST ROCK N ROLL LEGEND WHICH EVER WALKED THE PLANET... RIP JOHN.. UR IN MY HEART UNTIL I CEASE... PEACE LOVE HOPE AND FREEDOM XXXX JUST GIVE PEACE A CHANCE AND WE WILL ALL LIVE WITH LOVE AND HAPPINESS FOREVER

Dec 8, 2005
John W. Leys
New York City, NY
"Hold on world, world hold on It's gonna be alright You gonna see the light When you're one Really one Well, you get things done Like they've never been done So hold on"

Dec 8, 2005
Al Thomas
Burlington, North Carolina, USA
Here in the US, where John and Yoko decided to make their permanent home, we could now use John's wisdom, wit, and ability to call to attention the shit thats going down in America. The genius of John Lennon, however, is that by age 40, he had already created a body of work that was able to transend his own age.....his songs are timeless and cause us to think about whats going on right now, the nationalistic agression, arrogance, and cronyism that characterizes our leaders of today. It is impossible to seriously think about John Lennon today, and not think about love, fairness to all, and the responsibility we all have to question those in power around us. "Bless You" where ever you are.......John.

Dec 8, 2005
Onno
I can still remember the morning of the 9th of december 1980. I couldn't believe the sad new. I still can't.

Dec 8, 2005
Laura
Bogotá, Colombia
You're the best thing that I've ever found

Dec 8, 2005
viki
ohio
OH Johnny Boy, How you are missed. We try to keep your ideas growing, remembering the man that wanted peace. We need you now, Imagine what might have been

Dec 8, 2005
Dug Crumley
Richmond, Virginia
25 years. A quarter century passed yet it seems like a moment ago. At 45, 5 more years than John ever got to have, I can still close my eyes and I am the 20 year old young man shattered and confused by the senseless death of his idol. I can taste the tears and feel the palpable aura of loss and sorrow hanging in the cold December air. John's words have been with me every step of my life. No event or incident passes that a phrase or entire song doesn't flash through my mind that perfectly applies to my feelings at the moment. I am currently going through the most painful phase of my life I have ever experienced. I am separated from my wife and children and the pain is unbearable. I hear John telling me "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" and "When you're by yourself and there's no one else, you just tell yourself to Hold On". John's separation and reunion with Yoko gives me the spark of hope to do just that, hold on. To my beautiful wife, my patner, my friend, "the other half of the sky" I would like to pass on these words and hope she hears them today... "Woman I can hardly express, My mixed emotion at my thoughtlessness, After all I'm forever in your debt, And woman I will try express, My inner feelings and thankfullness, For showing me the meaning of succsess, oooh well, well, oooh well, well, Woman I know you understand The little child inside the man, Please remember my life is in your hands, And woman hold me close to your heart, However, distant don't keep us apart, After all it is written in the stars, oooh well, well, oooh well, well, Woman please let me explain, I never mean(t) to cause you sorrow or pain, So let me tell you again and again and again, I love you (yeah, yeah) now and forever, I love you (yeah, yeah) now and forever, I love you (yeah, yeah) now and forever, I love you (yeah, yeah)... " To my children... "But of all these friends and lovers There is no one compares with you And these memories lose their meaning When I think of love as something new Though I know I’ll never lose affection For people and things that went before I know I’ll often stop and think about them In my life I love you more." Thank you John, for all you have given me and the presence you continue to have in my life. In these troublesome times, I wish more would stop and consider your words of peace and love and hope. I love you, man. Dug Crumley December 8, 2005

Dec 8, 2005
Meghan
Ontario, Canada
On the 25 anniversary of your death, I wonder why. Why to so many things that I don’t feel I need to list on a commemorative website but still want to mention. Mostly about life, love, and loss. The fact you were, are, all of those things. I was born 8 years after your death; therefore I will not claim to understand what happened to you. I know why you were killed, but I cannot emotionally imagine what your admirers at the time felt. I know today I am upset and saddened at the thought of such a beautiful, peaceful person being so brutally and unjustly killed; and I didn’t even grow up listening to you. Honestly, you’ve only been an inspiration for the past few years of my life, and even though I love you for it, I can’t truly feel the way others do. I wish I could, but I don’t think it’s possible. There really isn’t much else to say. I am so sorry. Meghan

Dec 8, 2005
Brian
With our leaders repeating many of the same mistakes of the Vietnam war, we need John more than ever now. Don't forget, war is over (if you want it).

Dec 8, 2005
PennyLane626
It's been 25 years, and life goes on whether or not we're ready for it. John has shown us a way, and now more than ever we need to remember that message. My thoughts are with John's family today, and with a hope that his music will continue to inspire future generations.

Dec 8, 2005
roselle
Honestly,I don't belive its fair,you leaving the world so soon;and I know that this sounds selfish of me...Yet I think that it is an amazing testament to your legend that you still keep touching lives even though you are no longer here...Or maybe you are.With every song and melody that has worked its way onto every fiber of my soul and tugs away at my heart,I can still feel your presence...And so do we all... Thank you John Lennon,for the beatiful music,and for changing my life forever....

Dec 8, 2005
Sergio Chavarro
Cali, Colombia
John, thanks for the music and love you gave to the world, I still feel sad and angry after all these years, love you John!!

Dec 8, 2005
Chris Stolle
Tallahassee, Florida, USA
It's a terrible rumor to spread: John Lennon is not dead. Who told us that? Howard Cosell? He was wrong. John Lennon continues to live among us - in his music, in his ideals, in his children, in his interviews, and in his photos - and he will never go away. There are enough of us who remember him. There are many (and I wish I were one) who knew him. They will remind future generations, who will remind the next generation, who will remind the next, etc. I miss John Lennon, even though I was only four when he died. He "physically" died. But spiritually, emotionally, critically, and creatively, he can never die. He inspires all of us, even if we don't realize it. What has started to go away is his desire to see peace in this world. Many people would rather see a war than positive dialogue. And you can't talk sense to people who would send out suicide bombers to kill others. I can't say that John would be vocal about Iraq or that he would be as influential as we might think we could be, but I do know that this world isn't the same without his voice of reason. We're more concerned with oil, money, and superficial fame than making this world better. Love or hate her, Yoko has done well to keep John in the public eye. I hope she, Sean, Julian, and even Cynthia have a moment of peace and clarity today. And I hope we can all shine on. Give peace a chance. Not tomorrow. Not yesterday. Today. Love is all you need. Peace. Chris

Dec 8, 2005
Sarah
Apex, NC, USA
Today is the 25 year anniversary of your great life's ending. I've only just begun to learn about you. I decided to do my senior project on your life, its controversy and inspiration. Every time I read a person's writing of the day you died, tears come to my eyes and I have to pause before going on. You were a beautiful man who married a beautiful woman and had beautiful babies. Your music was enough to inspire me to stop any violence in my life. I dont fight, hold grudges, or any of that since I've started really paying attention to what you had to say. I regret that I wasnt alive when you were (I was born in 1987)because I am unable to have experienced the pain others must have felt at the shock of your death. I cant write more now, but know you'll always be remembered in all of our hearts, minds and bodies.

Dec 8, 2005
hwijong
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thanks john lennon.. you gave me a lot of song.. thank you.. and miss you..

Dec 8, 2005
Winona (littlenicola)
Illinois, USA
I work in a high school library, and just put up a small display celebrating John Lennon...just four books and some pictures. It wasn't even up for five minutes when I had a student ask who he was and why he was important. The student got a brief but impassioned earful. :-) Wherever you are, John, many people around the world are passing along your message of peace and love. We miss you terribly.

Dec 8, 2005
Bungalow Bill
Germany
"Life is fragile like a raindrop on a lotus leaf." But if a man had managed to make other people a bit happier, then the death is mightless over him. It may take away his body, it may wash his name away from people's minds(I'm sure this will never happen to John's name). But the music of his soul will sound in eternal chorus of the universe. I'll see you in my dreams, man.

Dec 8, 2005
Steve Andrisevic
John Lennon was a great example of the kind of artist that I and many other artist aspire to be. Ive been a fan of The Beatles for all but 9 years of my life and it would have been very tough on me not to have their music there for me through some of the harder times in my early life and it still helps to this day. The Beatles are timeless. They have no peer and the genius that made it all possible to happen the way it happened is who I pay tribute to today. 25 years is a long time and though life has gone on without him the good times that his music brought to my life will continue to be a light of hope for future generations. New types of music are invented every day but the real stuff stands the test of time. John Lennon was the real thing and I miss him.

Dec 8, 2005
Ellen Nixon
Southern Coast of Maine
Peace and Love, John.

Dec 8, 2005
Drew
on and on
It pains us to think of everything John wouldn't live to do, but we should continue to be inspired by the things he knew we could do, if we'd only try. Imagine.

Dec 8, 2005
Elizabeth Caudy
Wilmette, Il, 60091
John Lennon has impacted my life in so many ways. In more recent years, I've realized that that's partially due to te fact that he had so much in common with so many people in my extended family, particularly the men, like my father and my mother's father. I mean, I was destined to be somewhat of a socialist after the walks taken with my grandfather, the pacifist (I am now a pacifist) who said, "You want to know what causes war?" and he would take a wad of cash out of his pocket. I guess what I'm trying to say is, the fact that when these experiences were happening when I was little I was listening to the Beatles at the time made me think that they were connected-- like that I was meant to learn that cold, bald truth about war that I didn't fully comprehend in my eleven-year-old mind at the same time that I was listening to the music of this adorable yet caustic rabble-rousing heretic name John Lennon. we all want to try to save the world, at least part of us does, and John Lennon came a damn sight farther to doing that than most. Peace, John, and Rock On

Dec 8, 2005
Elsa
London, UK
"Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letterbox..." For me these words are the most beautiful lyrics ever written, pure poetry. Only one man could write such meaningful and insightful lyrics, and it's hard to believe that we have been without him for 25 years. Yet his lyrics still touch and inspire the world today. God Bless you John, may your legend be everlasting.

Dec 8, 2005
Nikki Badman
NW Ohio
We were robbed of your influence 25 years ago today. You were one of the most amazing people to ever grace this planet. Lately I feel like the world has completely forgotten everything that you stood for. We really need you right now, John. I would give anything to just see you hug your son again.

Dec 8, 2005
Russian Ko$tik
exUSSR
Noone like you...

Dec 8, 2005
Mike
Wash. DC
Rest in peace John, we miss you.

Dec 8, 2005
Martin
I can't believe it's 25 years. Sometimes it feels like yesterday.

Dec 8, 2005
awa
earth
An indestructable legacy that continues to shine on. Here is to the best.

Dec 8, 2005
Sally
Here it is again, December 8. I will remember you again today and honor your memory. We all shine on.

Dec 8, 2005
Old Flat Top
John, it's one thing to imagine but quite another to wonder. I know you'd know just what I mean. Sleeping with one eye open. Yours in life and death Flat

Dec 8, 2005
Born Free
All you need is love David! Love is all you need! Believe it. That's why we remember John today! His death was not in vain. The world may have further lost it innocence when John was murdered but the gap that was left is profound - something also grew...keep it alive!

Dec 8, 2005
gary rrah
plymouth, UK
It is such a sad, sad day. Yet you cannot kill a legend. John's humanity and vision will live forever.

Dec 8, 2005
The Lioness
Imagine all the people living life in peace! Thankyou John for all that!

Dec 8, 2005
david
across the universe
Well, another year older.....and once again we are reminded of just how pathetically mankind can treat mankind. I can only hope that all the short sightedness will change.

Dec 8, 2005
mr mustard
"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination." ...yeah...

Dec 8, 2005
vicky
london, england
we all shine on..especially John!

Dec 8, 2005
Jamie Rice
Liverpool, England
John died 2 years before I was born but his influence has made a massive impact on my life. I would give up all I have for 5 minutes to talk to him or to be able to shake his hand and thank him for the inspiration he has brought to not only my life, but the lives of many around the world. Although John was always in the lime light I feel, inside, he was a very delicate person who did not like all the attention he received. His music brought a smile to all who listened and after all this time still does, It is a shame that the fame his songs brought him was, in the end, what killed him. Rest in peace John, I'll see you on the other side.

Dec 8, 2005
Javier
São Paulo, Brasil
John, we love you. Give chance a peace.

Dec 8, 2005
Mary
Massachesetts
I still feel angry and sad. I miss and love John.

Dec 8, 2005
Luckyface
I really really really miss John.

Dec 8, 2005
khfpl
Germany
"All we can do is Imagine" And that´s exactly what we all should try and eventually make happen: a brotherhood of man. Especially in days like these, .. strange days indeed. He was the one who imagined it all. And gave it a voice. And still stayed a human beeing with all flaws, mistakes and contradictions. Which makes his message and example even stronger, valid and precious. (at least for me) Klaus

 

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