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John Lennon Remembered -- Page 2


December 8th, 1996 was the 16th anniversary of John's death. Judging from the large number of messages written here in remembrance, John is long from forgotten. You can no longer add your comments to this page, but you can read what others wrote.

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Dec 8, 1996
Corby(WCH)
Comments: JOhn i miss you much! in my life...ive loved you more Peace!


Dec 8, 1996
Geordie Harrower from Canada
Comments: Keep on keeping on, so long.


Dec 8, 1996
Katherine Douglas (kdouglas@awod.com)
Comments: All I can say is, life is not fair. And it's not fair that I never got to live while this amazing being was alive. However, perhaps his magic was finished doing what it set out to do. I really don't know. All I can do is think. But I have dedicated this weekend to listening to his music, watching the Beatles Anthology tapes (which I was proud to recieve as a Chanuka gift), and just thinking about him. We miss you, John!


Dec 8, 1996
Adi (eldema@netvision.net.il) from Tel-Aviv, Israel
Comments: Today, when I woke up, I opened a newspaper in order to see how the various channels indicate the 16th anniversarry of John Lennon's death. There is a special show with religious artist, comedies, and a series about oasis. Nothing about John Lennon. How could they forgot the death of the best musician in the world?


Dec 8, 1996
Bacca
Comments: I am a 15 year old and would like to say that your songs have influenced me greatly. I wish that you were still here and singing. I play the trumpet and have played Imagine for your memory. I love you and your music. You are the best musician that I know of. You sung about a perfect world, maybe one day it will happen. I love you. Your Forever Admirer, Bacca


Dec 8, 1996
Karl Högström (hans.hogstrom@halmstad.mail.telia.com) from Halmstad, Sweden
Comments: John was a funny genious. "The ones in the expensive seats rassle your jeweleries!"


Dec 8, 1996
Polythene Pam (Slofts@coastnet.com) from British Columbia, Canada
Comments: John Lennon was I wonderful man. I only wish that I could have been around when he was. However I am only 12 so I wasn't fortunate enough to experience him. I hope your happy where ever you are John! ALL MY LOVE JOHN WINSTON LENNON!! Polythene Pam


Dec 8, 1996
Earl Ennor (ecubed@europa.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA
Comments: I miss you John...The whole world misses you. Peace.


Dec 8, 1996
mela alexian (mailcall@bluemarble.net)
Comments: many people don't realize just what an impact the beatles had on the world in general, not just when it came to music. john's murder set the tone of the 80s as a time of cynical greed. but when i see all these people who weren't even born when he died, inspired by his music and taking to heart his message of peace, i have hope. keep on rockin' and don't ever give up.


Dec 8, 1996
Chip Cooper (Imagine71@aol.com) from Columbia, Missouri, USA
Comments: As is to be expected I find myself in a different state of mind each year when this day comes. In years past I often have been reminded primarily of the pain of his loss. This year I feel particularly good and a little less obsessive about my Lennonism. What I am thinking about most this year is the wonderful contribution John has made to the colors of my life. I do continue to miss him terribly but I can say this year that I'm mainly grateful that he graced the earth and especially that we did it at the same time. Bless you John.


Dec 8, 1996
Jude
Comments: Well, the day is here......... I'm 14 years old, and just last year learned who the Beatles were..... John was, and is..the "thinking man's Beatle"... I hope one day to travel to New York, and see what part of it was "all about"... See you soon John..............


Dec 8, 1996
Kathleen Friestad from Narberth, PA
Comments: I appreciate Mela A's comments (12/8) regarding how many younger fans are out there listening to the music and finding its meaning is relevant to their lives. John is somewhere Watching the Wheels go 'round on this planet that needs his message of hope more than ever. With problems like overpopulation, hate, and destruction of our environment, we have to REMEMBER that those of us with REAL LOVE can help spread the WORD. It may not be all you need, but it's certainly a place to start. Hope to see lots of you at the NJ Meadowlands for Beatlefest '97 March 21-23.


Dec 8, 1996
lize (lizelive@dds.nl) from groningen, Holland
Comments: John Lennon, a great artist, poet, songwriter, .... Wish you were here today.


Dec 8, 1996
Candace (sapphire@wl.net) from Houston, Texas, USA
Comments: I LOVE YA JOHN LENNON AND MISS YOU!!! You are a music legend and will always be in our hearts!! In my life I love you more.......:) PEACE AND LOVE


Dec 8, 1996
Henrik Arnesson (sk96hear@ios.chalmers.se) from Sweden
Comments: -John Lennon rest in peace- I was just two years old, the day exactly 16 years ago, then the 20th century's greatest composer and music creator was killed. Dispite my youngth at that day I still remember the crying of my parents, and now, afterwards I cry too. The magnificient 'Imagine' is the best song ever written, and I'm sure that noone ever is going to write a better song. The Dec. 8th will in all years of my future live be a day to honor John Lennon, the greatest of the all! -John Lennon rest in peace-


Dec 8, 1996
B.CALVET from BARCELONA-SPAIN
Comments: IMAGINA..........LENNON VIVE!!!!!!!


Dec 8, 1996
That'll be the day from Liverpool
Comments: John Winston Lennon, you will always be in my heart. I just can't believe how you from the day you were born, Oct 9 1940, to the day you were ******, Dec 8 1980 could change the world like you did. Your lifetime was incredible. I love you JWL.....


Dec 8, 1996
Real Love
Comments: You will allways be in my heart John, because I Love You.


Dec 8, 1996
Erin J. (a.k.a. Lovely Rita) (jaco0313@tc.umn.edu) from Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Comments: Yesterday I think I said it all in my emotions. I'm all too sad to repeat them now. I just have one more thing to add. WHY?????????????????? :-( Even though some don't care or ignore, your fans and I still love you wherever you are(you are here) in our hearts. Love and peace, Erin J. (a.k.a. Lovely Rita)


Dec 8, 1996
Kirk Kiefer (MrMustard0@aol.com) from USA
Comments: I don't know what to say. I wasn't alive when you were, but I know what you were trying to do, that is very commendable, I wish everyone would "give peace a chance" and maybe it will happen. I sure hope it does. The first time I heard you sing, it was like "Wow,this is it" It was amazing. I really love everything you did for us, thanks.


Dec 8, 1996
Hal (halfischer@hotmail.com) from St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Comments: There really isn't that much left for me to say on this topic. I have said something every year, everyday in every year since today 16 years ago. But one thing must be said again: Damn Mark David Chapman!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Damn Mark David Chapman!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Damn Mark David Chapman!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Damn Mark David Chapman!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Damn Mark David Chapman!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Damn Mark David Chapman!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Damn Mark David Chapman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Dec 8, 1996
Cassie Hilke(Mimi) (Revolution_9@juno.com) from La Crosse, WI, USA
Comments: Well Johnny it was 16 yrs ago today. I wasn't even born yet when you died yet your music has touched me in such a way that no other music can compare. I'm sitting here listening to Jealous Guy and thinking about you. Why did you have to go John? My generation and the future generations will never be able to experiance you as a living person. That saddens me. My candles are buring for you John. Your light will shine on forever, like the moon, the stars, and the sun. I see you watching everyone, hoping for peace and love. My father kept newspaper arcticles from that horrible day. I don't think anyone was expecting to see the terrible news that lay on the cover. As I read these arcticles, I think of the shock it must've brought to the people that had grown up with your music and to the ones that were just getting to like you. As I read I start to cry. It's not fair that I will never get to see you live or anywhere else. Then I think of the man that took your light away from you. I start to get very very angry Johnny. It's really hard to think of peace when this man will be getting out in 2001. Johnny why did you have to go? We miss you very much. We all love you John. REMEMBER LENNON! Love Is All You Need, Cassie(Mimi)


Dec 8, 1996
Kheldar
Comments: John I love you! Your music unites us all and by it maybe someday we'll accomplish your dream. Peace to all!


Dec 8, 1996
Mimi (Revolution_9@juno.com) from La Crosse, WI, USA
Comments: Well Johnny...it was 16 yrs. ago today. It's very difficult to go on without you around to inspire us all. I'm listening to How Do You Sleep and I have a small smile on my face. Listening to any song of yours is like being in heaven. Why did you go Johnny?? I wasn't alive to see you step off the airplane with the Beatles for the first time in America. I wasn't alive when the Beatles broke up, I wasn't alive when you died, but your music has touched me in such a way that no other music can compare. I have many candles burning. Your light will never burn out. You'll always shine on...like the moon, the stars, and the sun. My father saved newspaper clippings from that horrible day. I can only imagine the shock on people's faces as they read the cover. As I read the articles, I think of the wonderful career you had and loving family you had...either it be by Cynthia and Julian or Yoko and Sean. This saddens me deeply. A man that belives in peace SO much...to be killed by something he was against...is insane. As was MDC. I cry when I read those articles and I think of how unfair it is for my generation and the future generations to not be able to experiance your life. As I listen, sing along, laugh with, and enjoy your music, your memory of your life will never leave me or anyone else. We miss you Johnny and we love you. REMEMBER LENNON!! Love Is All You Need, Mimi


Dec 8, 1996
Jonathan Hogue (jonathon@flash.net) from Plano, TX United States
Comments: I don't really know what to say or how to start.We will miss John but his music will always be listened to.John knows we love him and his music and we will never forget about him.I feel no pity for Mark David Chapman.I hope he feels alot of guilt for shooting Mr. Lennon in the back 3 times.He said joan of arc told him to do it....B.S.I hope he gets what is coming to him.We will always love John and we will never stop loving him.


Dec 8, 1996
Alan Dixon (aldixon@aol.com) from Seattle WA. USA
Comments: I love you John. Thanks for sharing your pain. Thanks for having the faith in all of us to believe we have it in us to care.


Dec 8, 1996
Laura from Maryland, USA
Comments: Dear John, I never new who you were until last year seeing you on the Anthologys. After finding out you were the one (the only one) who had past away. Somrthing touched my heart. I'm only 13 years old, but you have touched my heart in so many ways! I love your music, poems, and art. After waking up this morning, a flood of emotions flooded of me. I've tried to listen and find the good in what you said, but i can only morn of your lose. I will carry on your legend, and share your word with many. I will always LOVE YOU! and never foget you! - a word to the wierdos- People like you ruin the good things that could change the world (maybe the only thing) John Lennon I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH!! If you are watching over me, please take care of me and listen to me! Laura


Dec 8, 1996
Matthew (Parks-Place@worldnet.att.net)
Comments: I'd like to say that I'm sad Mr. Lennon is dead, but in my heart of hearts, I can't. I know that while he may no longer be with us, he is somewhere else; a part of something much bigger than just John Lennon. I think that to be sad would really be selfish on my part as well as on the parts of others. We are sad because he's no longer with us, but the beauty of it is, he IS with us. He will always be in our hearts. Our lives are such a short and almost meaningless phase in an enormous plan and I think he knew this. Wherever you are John Lennon, we love you. You touched us all and for that I thank you. We all shine on.


Dec 8, 1996
E. Apple B. from Marion, Kansas
Comments: Never feel hatred, only love, when speaking of John. He lives forever through his exquisite music. John--thanks for helping with philosophy and speech, without you I am lost. LOVE, PEACE, & INTEGRITY--Eliza Apple


Dec 8, 1996
Akiyo (jnanto@imagi.net) from North Pole, Alaska
Comments: We love you John! You have lifted lives of many!


Dec 8, 1996
K. A. Laity from Connecticut
Comments: We miss you.


Dec 8, 1996
DAY TRIPPER (abartlet@grossmont.k12.ca.us) from CALIFORNIA.
Comments: Even when I'm miles at see, and nowhere is the place to be, your spirit's watchin' over me, dear Lennon. John, I just wanted you to know that I love you, and I hope that you are happy up there in heaven. But heaven can never amount to your wisdom and love. Peace and love, Day Tripper a.k.a Ashley B.


Dec 8, 1996
Walter Wilde (gripweed@earthlink.net) from San Rafael, CA. USA
Comments: Well, here we are in the sixteenth year... Life can be long--and I have been so strong... The courage that you showed rubbed off well... Though, you'd be hard-pressed to find it... Yet, the tide turns ever--so--slightly... Peace still ebbs, and you blended it... Your ghost carries on without you... Your world remembers the happy times... The halcyon days skipped a few beats... Nutopia will be remembered for what it will be... You can take the sky, whilst I strum the chords... Boogie in heaven Mr. Johnny with the upturned lip...


Dec 8, 1996
Leslie (rhkramer@fast.net) from USA
Comments: I'm sitting here at my computer listening to Shaved Fish ("Mother") with tears just running down my face...although I was just 78 days old when John Lennon was shot, he means so much to me that I can feel his presence around me on this day, the 16th anniversary of his death. I often can't find others who understand how much JWL means to me because I am so young, so it's wonderful to read these comments from more of his fans! Often, my friends don't really know what to say - they don't understand why I get so upset every year on December 8th (and October 9th). I've read, listened to, and watched everything I can get my hands on about John. His death was senseless, and I hate everything and anything that has to do with guns, violence, war, etc. Although I know my black wardrobe and candles can't bring John back, I take comfort in knowing his message of peace and love will live in my (and many others') hearts always. Shine on, John, I love you and always will. Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people, living for today... You all know the rest.


Dec 8, 1996
mac haynes (haynes@nbnet.nb.ca) from fredericton, nb
Comments: I was reading all the comments about John Lennon and so many seemed to be from young people - some born after he died. I think that is great - but where are all the older fans? I am 44 - am I still miss John. He is the closest to a hero I will ever have. I will make sure my kids will know about him for all the good he did in the world.


Dec 8, 1996
jo
Comments: Well, John it's kind of ironic isn't it? I'm sittng here making the keyboard soggy. Wow it was 16 years ago today....I wasn't even born then huh, johnny? I used to be bitter, cursing Mark David Chapman. Now all i feel is pity. I sit here in my mother's office listening to anthology 3, blacbird #14, trying not to cry for the millionth time today. John why? Why john? why did you do it, Mark, you bastard? John, you still live on 16 years later, and will still till the end. I miss you John. Who knows how long i loved you? You know I love you still WIll I wait a lonely lifetime? If you want me to I will. John you have inspried millions and still do you are as great a peace maker as any one of them [mother teresa, ghandi etc.] we all still love you John, remember Half of what I say is meaningless, but I say it just to reach you, John I love you. Please save me from myself John. Love you


Dec 8, 1996
phil hopkinson (audiofreq@aol.com) from oakland, ca
Comments: ...in my life: i've loved john; felt sick; and cried for him; wondered what he'd be doing, and where; what he is doing, and where; why; what it'd be like to go walking/camping/daydreaming with him. i can't touch a rickenbacker, listen, think, without sharing and filtering through him. our honest hero ...more than once i've wondered, more than once i've cried. you're alive within us, john. you never left our side.


Dec 8, 1996
Christopher Stolle (cstolle@indiana.edu) from Bloomington, IN United States
Comments: John Lennon was more than human. I was only four years old when he was killed, but for the past 10 years I've really gotten into John Lennon, especially with the three anthologies. Without John Lennon, there would be no Beatles, no new music and no peace. John Lennon lives in the hearts of all his fans, and we live in his until the ened of time. Peace and love, John.


Dec 8, 1996
Brian G. Bane (bb4741a@american.edu) from Washington, DC
Comments: As we enter a new era, defined by new characteristics, we must remember the timeless messages that Lennon brought to life in his lyrics. We must not be deterred by the negativism that has become the norm. Too many people have succumbed to the fact that we can no longer improve upon our current situation. We've lost--only if we stop imagining. I call out to all my brothers and sisters across the world on this special day that we must continue to imagine a better world. Peace.


Dec 8, 1996
L.E.K. (rhkramer@fast.net) from Bethlehem, PA USA
Comments: John, this pain is my hell....my soul is gone...you are part of me, I belong to you....my tears are yours....I miss you, I love you....my John....a thought, a prayer, a song I give to you....everything and more....I never knew you but feel as if somehow I do....so I....I just gotta tell you...goodbye...goodbye....bittersweet thoughts fill my mind...I wonder why it happened, why five bullets killed the man....the dream is still alive....your music fills me....it satisfies my heart....your message is full of peace....I hope your soul is too....and I hope I am with you when I die.


Dec 8, 1996
Jo from Montréal, Canada
Comments: John, I love you and I miss you! Thank you for your beautiful songs. I will never forget you.


Dec 8, 1996
willie lee (neon1@erols.com) from RICHMOND VA USA
Comments: it was a night like tonight.......raining,cold, radio playing in the background.........then we heard the news.......then they started playing JOHN'S MUSIC........then we started drinking tequila........then we spray-painted THE DREAM LIVES FOREVER all around town............then we woke up the next day............ PEACE LOVE AND HAPPINESS............


Dec 8, 1996
Jim Becker (jbecker@exis.net) from Virginia Beach, Va
Comments: John,...."How did you find America....?"


Dec 8, 1996
Katy (rain57@seacoast.com) from Newbury, MA US
Comments: The only thing that is missing, John, is your body. Your mind, soul, and music will never die. Peace, Love, and this world WILL, live as one someday, Katy


Dec 8, 1996
Eva & Gary Van Scyoc (vanscyoc@cpatch.com) from Columbia, NJ USA
Comments: We love and miss John with all our hearts. My husband Gary was lucky to have met and played with John. He was in Elephants Memory and watching the Mike Douglas clips on VHI brought back so many wonderful memories. I have loved John & his music the minute I heard the Beatles. We lost him to soon, but his music and spirit will live on forever. Happy Anniversery in Heaven, John. We miss you.


Dec 8, 1996
ferreboeuf didier from france
Comments: c'est un gros enculé et je baise sa femme


Dec 8, 1996
Blackburn (lovelyrita2@hotmail.com) from Michigan
Comments: THe 8th of December! "The Day the music died" Like commented here, what a waste. What could have been done in 16 years. And now, we're filled only with what if's and why's. ALthough not everyone appreciated you, all felt the loss when you were no longer with us. Someone to laugh with or at, someone to love or hate, someone to respect or disrespect, someone to understand or to merely wonder at. The enigma of your existence haunts the entire human race even today and all we can do is whisper "thanks"...


Dec 8, 1996
Cranberry Sauce from Chile
Comments: John fue y será un gran artista que se preocupó no sólo por lo comercial que sus canciones podían ser, sino también por el contenido de sus letras, expresando a través de ellas sus ideales,sentimientos y manera de pensar. Ya han pasaqdo 16 años desde su muerte y el mundo no lo ha olvidado (ni lo olvidará jamás). Espero de corazón que el mensaje que nos dio nos haga reflexionar y actuar de una manera positiva para hacer de éste un mundo mejor. John, we love you!!!!


Dec 8, 1996
Duke Devlin (yasgur69@zelacom.com) from Bethel NY USA
Comments: I will never forget the day they shot you down John. All you were saying was, give peace a chance...your message and your reflections are still with us... They must be sick and tired of being sick and tired. Only then will they give peace a chance. Thank you John for the lyrics of truth, and for giving peace a chance...


Dec 8, 1996
Sullyr Zabelle from Citizen of the World
Comments: Fear!Fear! Like none other Cold as life in a body bag - black Somebody's killed somebody's mother I look away and care not; dare not look back But oh- to know the lifeless faces! Dear Lennon, dear Lincoln, dear King, dear JFK and his dear little brother - I weep remembering their lives of giving to us all, and their happy faces. But what of the others? What of the billions of other black sacs? What of the family of the murdered mother? What of the life-robbed children, starved in shacks? They all had something in them, and sisters and brothers... To an unending life of happiness These birds have flown, but not of free will, for out of this nest of life they've been thrown. Man kills man day by day- who will be next? Don't look away! We must all feel the pain and start thinking today. (--a poem which was condensed from its real form- sorry that everything is squished together, but it's the best I can do.)


Dec 8, 1996
Tom from Lancaster, Ca
Comments: "THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH", MR. LENNON


Dec 8, 1996
Rick Baca (rwb@popi.net) from Dallas,Texas
Comments: In 1963 I was 9 when I first heard your music for the first time. It is hard to believe it has been sixteen years since you had to leave us.The good influence you had and still have on all of us is unbelievable.THANK YOU JOHN. 12-8-80 The day it SHOULD NOT HAVE ENDED.


Dec 8, 1996
Bill Cermak (Bill_Cermak@msn.com) from Garfield Hts., Ohio U.S.A.
Comments: If life begins at 40... then your new life must be something that can only be IMAGINED!!! I miss you and think of you often. You have left an impact on the world! All you were saying is give PEACE a chance!!!


Dec 8, 1996
David Sadow (DavidJSad@aol.com) from Nashville, TN
Comments: My first child, due in January will proudly be named either Sam Lennon Sadow or Sarah Lennon Sadow. We miss you John.


Dec 8, 1996
Angela 'Charis' Touchette (ang@tcac.com) from Nacogdoches, Texas
Comments: John Lennon was introduced into my life last year. His music helped me through a lot of hard times. Today, the 16th anniversary of his death, is the day I won't soon forget, for other personal reasons than his death. His spirit will live on in each of us if we only believe. He enstilled in us a hope, a guiding light that will not dim. I never knew John. He died about ten months before I was born. But I will never forget him. IMAGINE: JOHN LENNON.


Dec 8, 1996
C.A. (sgtpepper@bcl.net) from Griggsville,Il. USA
Comments: DAMN.


Dec 8, 1996
juniper from SLC Utah USA
Comments: I love you John, I'm growing my hair for peace. God bless. Is heaven like you IMAGINED?


Dec 8, 1996
Jean Lajoie from Quebec
Comments: Okay, First I will say love, cuz it's the only thing and now I'll say a little more in french... Salut John, je me rappelle à l'école on disait que tu étais mort, je n'y croyais pas... Et je n'y crois pas encore! Pour moi tu es toujours vivant et tant que j'aurais un souffle tes chansons vivront en moi... Love & Peace


Dec 8, 1996
Steven Roback (roback@sirius.com) from San Francisco, CA
Comments: "Turn off your mind relax and float downstream..." (and never mention the name of the man who killed John Lennon)


Dec 8, 1996
melba (melbas@aristotle.net) from littlerockarkusa
Comments: you should be so glad of Sean and Yoko, they are so successful. I wish Julian was as successful. Everyone loves you John. I wish I could meet you. Melba


Dec 8, 1996
Daphne Vezina (dvezina@mediom.qc.ca) from Quebec City, Quebec... Canada!
Comments: I was 15 and going in my father's car on the way to school when I heard on the radio that John Lennon has been shot. I was in pure shock. I was just beginning to recover when I realized that the anouncer has just said that he was dead! That day, I ran to school only to be met by my best friends who were in tears. The following week has been impregned in my brain forever. John Lennon embodies everything for me: life and death, rock n' roll, love and hate, tragedy and triumph. His music will survive well over this century and beyond because it is a tale of the human race. About imagining no possessions. About living in contradictions and recognizing it. About surviving the scars of an unhappy chilhood. About facing the demons inside. About meeting true love and leaving everything behind to fulfill it. About starting over and giving power to the people. He shall shine on forever. Hold on world, it's gonna be allright... 'cause we all shine on. Daphne


Dec 8, 1996
Ann Sissom (tsissom@dekalb.net)
Comments: It's been 16 long years since you were so senselessly taken from us. I was 21 when it happened and I will never forget that night! You have been my favorite Beatle since I was five years old. I'm now 37 and you're still my favorite Beatle! John, I love you and I miss you terribly! I have a candle lit in your memory as I type this and plan on listening to your music. Nothing can ever take the pain of your death away except your music. Somehow it always makes me feel better. I wish you were still here with us. Imagine all the people living life in peace . . . love you, Ann


Dec 8, 1996
Trevor Goedert (goedertt@pilot.msu.edu) from Michigan
Comments: I remember waking up on that cold december morning in 1980. It was my thirteenth birthday and I was hoping to get John Lennon's Double Fantasy Album. The clock radio had woke me up to a changed world. The man on the radio said that John Lennon had been shot outside the Dakota. I was devastated. I remember waiting outside for the bus yelling at the sky,"why god why." I took my portable radio to school to hear all of the news and beatle music they were playing that day. As I am writing this comment it is 11:30, sixteen years ago this hour a madman took one of my heroes away and destroyed my birthday. Give peace a chance and have a happy Christmas


Dec 8, 1996
Tracie
Comments: Dear John, I love you too.


Dec 8, 1996
Love is Real from Ut USA
Comments: I am listening to "IMAGINE" while I'm typing but it is hard to see through my tears. I love you John and I always will. Every one will miss you. I think that it is great that so many people are taking the time today to stop and think about John and to write their comment. I am only 15 so I never got to see John when he was truly alive but he has changed my life (along with so many others) so much. He will live on forever in all of our hearts. I try not to hate but I hope Chapman gets what is coming to him to.


Dec 8, 1996
Gilbert E. Sia (jacks@net999.com) from Stanton, California USA
Comments: John's legacy will live forever. LOVE and PEACE to all humanity. When will people learn not to hate another human being? If everyone would simply listen to his music we will have lesser problems in the world. My younger kids will carry on to the next generation the spirit of John. Long live his music, forever!!


Dec 8, 1996
Frog
Comments: Love


Dec 8, 1996
Randy and June (randym@efn.org) from Eugene Oregon USA
Comments: Well, Johnny, are you listening to this? Not bad for a skiffle- lad who wanted a bit of a giggle? Now go get your bowl of corn- flakes (with cream), turn on telly with the sound off, put on a Chuck Berry record and relax. You deserve it. Randy and June


Dec 8, 1996
Bonni & Brian from Wisconsin
Comments: Thanks for everything John. We miss you!


Dec 8, 1996
Mic Bechtel (cat217@iglou.com) from Cincinnati,Ohio,U.S.A.
Comments: I was 19 in 1980 I was in a punk band and I was in my car when the radio report came in. I had never thought I was a Lennon fan,till the piano cords of imagine floated towards me and I pulled over and listened to it. I thought back through my own lfe and realized that there were alot of my memories tied up in the mans music The first rock n roll song I remember singing with my Mother was I wanna hold you hand. We all miss you John,it should not have been this way. Peace and music. Mic


Dec 8, 1996
David (djh@deakin.edu.au) from Geelong, Australia
Comments: Do you really think John is dead? Look around you. Read this list of memories. From what I can gather, the spirit of John is alive and thriving. Let's see if we can all keep it this way.


Dec 8, 1996
Julie from Tucson, Az ~ USA
Comments: I'm 14 years old and I only learned about The Beatles 6 months ago. For all of those 6 months I have been reading every book I could get my hands on about The Beatles. I would really like to thank John for the wonderful music, poems, Love and everything he have done for us. He was a truly great man. Thank you John!!! ~Julie P.S. THE BEATLES RULE!


Dec 8, 1996
Lily (danap@teleport.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA
Comments: Oh, gosh, words cannot even start to express what I feel. John, wherever you are, I love you, I miss you, and I always will for both of the above and much, much more. I want to say more, but I find it impossible to come up with a way to say it. I love you forever, John! Love, Lily


Dec 9, 1996
dan weems
Comments: Dec. 8th 1996 Today at 8:54 pm. my son was born. six pounds four oz.. 20 inches long, at St. Marks hospital in SLC. Utah. His name is Lennon McCartney Weems. His birthday is a mere hapenstance as the name was chosen over two years ago.The radio played a beatle song as he was born. Sometimes life is so bizzare.....as for my childs future and potentials...................I can only "IMAGINE".


Dec 9, 1996
#9 DREAM
Comments: The sadist moment is when i realize just how short your life was lived. But I know you're are looking down to us to spread you're vioce and ideas to future generations.I love and miss you .I won't let you down. Peace & Love #9


Dec 9, 1996
dingle (sophiaaa@hotmail.com) from The Dingle
Comments: words are flying out like endless rain into a paper cup, they slither while, they pass, they slip away across the universe.Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind, possessing and caressing me... Nothing´s gonna change my world! John Winston Lennon.


Dec 9, 1996
Andrew Gladwin (agladwin@solo.pipex.co.za) from Cape Town, South Africa
Comments: John's death meant that a man of peace and a colossal musical talent was taken away from us far too early and that is the tragedy we remember today. But having listened to some of his music today, I think there is also so much be thankful for in the legacy that he left us, including this place on the 'net where people with a similar vision can get together from around the world. Thanks for everything, John, you have meant a lot in my life and I really hope your spirit is out there somewhere in peace.


Dec 9, 1996
SARAH CASTON (ipswichhigh.woolverstone@campus.bt.com) from ENGLAND
Comments: It's really good to read other peoples comments about John, no-one around here seems to even know the importance of today. He was an inspiration to all of his generation, and continues to be an inspiration to people like me even though I was only 8 months old when he died. Life certainly is unfair, but his music is still played and he is still remembered by many. We love you John


Dec 9, 1996
John Fox (johndfox@hitech.net.au) from Austrailia
Comments: I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES I LOVE YOU JOHN AND THE BEATLES


Dec 9, 1996
Hanna from Oulu, Finland
Comments: John. Be cool.


Dec 9, 1996
mr noone from new york new york
Comments: WE ALL MISS YA JOHN LENNON, GOD BLESS YOU DEAR LAD.


Dec 9, 1996
Nikki
Comments: Dear Yoko, "It's Alright!" Love and Peace Nikki


Dec 9, 1996
rat bastard (biviancj@sbu.edu) from st. bonaventure
Comments: I did a paper about Lennon in the 8th grade. Why did the Fab Four get together after all these years without the man in the granny glasses? Anyway, he did a great job while he was here, and influenced me greatly. Happy birthday Johnny.


Dec 9, 1996
MSCARDL from Century, Florida
Comments: As I sit here reading all the messages, I discover tears running down my face. John Lennon was and still is a great man. I'm 28 years old and love John Lennon so much. Its so great that all the younger people that were not even born yet can see how great John was. He was way ahead of his time. I love to listen to John Lennon and The Beatles. I read anything that I can get my hands on. John Lennon lives on forever. I LOVE YOU, JOHN!!!! You're always in my heart. May your music live on forever.


Dec 9, 1996
warwick kennington from Brisbane, Australia
Comments: i ration my hit of Beatles these days 'cause i still get upset. But you sure wrote some songs and led from the front.


Dec 9, 1996
Benny (vincent@dcscomp.com.au)
Comments: you know life can be long and you've got to be so strong and the world is so tough sometimes I feel I've had enough. Even more now your gone. Love is all you need.


Dec 9, 1996
Tina (kuklattn@email.rosary.edu)
Comments: Instead of sitting at home and getting all depressed about the anniversary of the loss of John yesterday, I listened to a lot of his music and thought about all the positive memories we all have of him. It was a lot of fun, much better than sitting there crying like I did last year...but we all still miss him and love him...


Dec 9, 1996
Molly Brown (ribbon@thepoint.net) from louisville,ky,40299
Comments: John , you will always be remembered for your great music and ideas. You were special. In our thoughts always, Molly


Dec 9, 1996
Shell
Comments: I have been a Beatles fan for over a year and I love John so much. Keep the flame alive. Peace!


Dec 9, 1996
Harris Norton from Cheltenham ,Pa
Comments: Dec. 8 is also my 5th Bar Mitzvah anniversary and I feel that John and I are connected by this. I still believe that it's just not fair that someone could just take a life as special as John's and put the world in grief.


Dec 9, 1996
Trudi Klegstad from Greenbush Minnesota USA
Comments: Even though I wasen't around when John Lennon and the Beatles were making their everlasting impression on the world I still think that the Beatles are one of the greatest bands ever, I can't belive anyone could kill such a peaceful person, I hope the Beatles legend lives on forever and I know the passing down of The Beatles history will begin with me and my generation, even if we do rock to Nirvana and The Smashing Pumpkins Don't worry, I'll do as much as I can to make shure the Beatles are never forgotten, all you have to do is Imagine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Dec 9, 1996
Deborah Jacobson (Gianetta) (ja98ds77@acs.wooster.edu)
Comments: I spent yesterday listening to John's music and remembering the great legacy he left behind him. I still believe that when people achieve internal peace, they can't help but love the world. Thank you, John, for helping me realize that and for helping me realize peace within myself.


Dec 9, 1996
Karen from Williamsville,N.Y.,USA
Comments: I think that John has to be the most remembered man in history. Everyone will always remember The Beatles' legacy, and the man that started it.


Dec 9, 1996
Pam Kiesling from Rochester NY
Comments: I love the Beatles, and I love Jonny Lennon. His moosic rocks. It really sucks that I was only one year old when he died, and that he had to die t'all. But his moosic will live forever. 'Tis legendary.


Dec 9, 1996
Kyle f + Aaron j from Sebeka, MN, US
Comments: Without John there wouldn't have been a Beatles. Without the Beatles, there wouldn't have been a John Lennon or a lot of the bands we dig now. P.S.--say hi to LUCY


Dec 9, 1996
joe devito (devitoj@mtvn8.viacom.com) from staten island, new york, USA
Comments: The first time I heard John's voice I realized what an amazing man he was. I realized no other person could impact my life and the millions of others lives without even meeting him. I now have the IMAGINE "self portrait" tattooed on my arm and his spirit, words, and determination will last longer than any tattoo could.


Dec 9, 1996
Dana Quinn (Jeep8@msn.com) from Gallitzin, PA USA
Comments: John Lennon and the Beatles were the best things to ever happen to music. John Lennon is the greatest man to have ever live, and his genius lives on. He was a spokesperson for dreamers and thinkers everywhere. John lives on. I love you, man. Peace, Love, Harmony.


Dec 9, 1996
Meg Reynolds from Nashua, New Hampshire
Comments: John Lennon is one of my greatest heros. Every time I hear one of his amazing songs or hear him speak about peace in the world, I wonder how such a cruel thing can happen to such a peace-loving individual. He was truly a gifted man, and I will always love and respect him.


Dec 9, 1996
Christina from London, England
Comments: Two weekends ago I was in Liverpool, and while I was there I picked up a button that read "Why John Lennon?"...a question many of us have in our hearts I'm sure. When "I'm Down" about his death, I just remember all the beauty he gave the world while he was still here. His music and love live on forever in us-his fans. His beautiful soul sometimes overwhelms me, but I wouldn't change that feeling for the world. I know John's spirit is still here...I can feel it around me. Thank you God for giving this world a beautiful, soulful man for a while to touch hearts and open minds. I will love him forever. Peace and Love...Power to the people.


Dec 9, 1996
Juan Carlos Cervantes (al277886@academ01.lag.itesm.mx) from Torreón, Coahuila, México
Comments: NO SE POR QUE UN ESTUPIDO COMO CHAPMAN DISPARO ESA ARMA CALIBRE 32 SI TU SOLO QUERIAS AMOR PARA TODO EL MUNDO. ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡


Dec 9, 1996
Lyzette
Comments: Your peace stays with us, your words echo in our hearts. Sleep well. Love...


Dec 9, 1996
Laur (ImagineJOL@aol.com) from Bayville, N.Y., USA
Comments: John, I don't know what to say. Its so hard. I, also am only 15 years old, but i have been greatly influenced by you... i think about you and listen to your music all the time, and all i can say is, AND WE ALL SHINE ON... ///o-o\\\ Peace&Love & JOHN LENNON FOREVER, Laur


Dec 9, 1996
Dick Houghton (dickh@seanet.com) from Seattle,Washington USA
Comments: Please Yoko LET IT BE................


Dec 9, 1996
Barry Barrett (martech@worldnet.att.net) from West Greenwich Rhode Island USA
Comments: John Lennon will always be remebered because of how great he is and this page proves it!


Dec 9, 1996
pat (patyoung@hkstar.com) from Hong Kong
Comments: I verey very love John Lennon, but l know he dead. l greatly hurt? so...far. l still loving fans. l hope one day visit her? John Lennon l always love you and l miss you.


Dec 9, 1996
Alan B. (jlennon1940@hotmail.com) from Mifflinburg,Pennsylvania
Comments: John is God


Dec 9, 1996
David, the Blackbird (666.777@antichrist.com)
Comments: Never will I forget you St. John. You truly were, and very much are... the Christ. Oh, and by the way, happy sixteenth birthday. I live only to fulfill your dreams, but I'm not the only one. See you in the New World.


Dec 9, 1996
lennon8327
Comments: john lennon's songs have changed my life and in my eyes he is the greatest songwrighter ever.


Dec 9, 1996
Julia from Washington state
Comments: I hope you found what you were always searching for in your life. Peace, Love, Happiness, and great music. Thank you for sharing your life with us. It must have been difficult always being in the public life. Never knowing what a normal life was like. Thank you again. I am a dreamer (Imagine)


Dec 9, 1996
Shaunda
Comments: Late writing: Imagine it from my view, which many have: Imagine never being able to meet John, seeming as if he was never there, Imagine many people that don't even care..... I will always remember him by everything I know of him. I would remember more if I was born atleast 5 years ago, for I am only 12. Maybe not everyone will want to remember him, but I do.


Dec 9, 1996
Joyce (jl223@is5.nyu.edu)
Comments: John, I love you so much. I can't say how much I wish I had a chance to meet you in life. But you'll always be with me--your voice and your soul. I thank God that I had the chance to visit Strawberry Fields and mourn with the others who love you. See you in another lifetime.


Dec 9, 1996
Andrew (x96gcn@stfx.ca) from Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Comments: "Well we all shine on" Keep shinning on John, you will always have a place in my life. You will always be remembered. Peace and Love.


Dec 10, 1996
Errol Bruce-Knapp (updates@globalserve.net) from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Comments: It was Monday night. 'The All-Night Show' we did on Channel 47 'live' was on its night off. I was sitting upstairs at the El Mocambo catching Carlene Carter, catching a buzz from the band. Mike Baird, owner of the ElMo came to our table and said: "Lennon's been shot - the crawl at the bottom of the big screen tv downstairs tuned to Monday Night Football said so." I asked him what the hell he was talking about. He repeated himself. I suggested he go back down and double-check. He came back, white. "Lennon's dead!" The word spread quickly, from table to table, through the crowded room. People got up, crying. Carlene and the band looked bewildered as they lost the crowd. Mike and I went to the bar downstairs, grabbed a couple of bottles of Southern Comfort. We got very, very drunk. The next morning I was numb. I simply didn't know what to do with myself. I headed for the tv station - twelve hours early. The whole production team was already there, also twelve hours early, all red-eyed, and stunned. We barely talked - what was there to say? We opened the show that night with John singing "In the middle of the night I call your name..... Oh, Yo-ko." It described exactly how we felt. For Yoko, Sean and ourselves.


Dec 10, 1996
Dicky from Hong Kong
Comments: I don't really know who this person is until recently i am work a radio project. His song is so appealling and touching my heart . His song is forever and ever.


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