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Old Aug 03, 2000, 08:19 PM   #1
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Default John Lennon birthday Tribute

Someone at my Beatles list got the following from a Yoko Ono website:

In Commemoration of John Lennon's 60th Birthday the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame and Museum in Cleveland will host a special exhibition celebrating his
life and career. Here is information from the packet being sent to people
being asked to sponsor the exhibition:

"The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is proud to present John Lennon,
the first major American exhibition celebrating his life and career. Opening
on October 9, 2000 - the 60th anniversary of John Lennon's birth - the
exhibit will also commemorate the 20th anniversary of his tragic death on
December 8, 1980. The exhibit will close in September 2001.

Through the generosity of Yoko Ono, the Museum has been given access to many
never-before-shown artifacts. The exhibit will also display items from the
Museum's permanent collection to present John Lennon's life with unmatched
authority. A comprehensive look at his artistry will explore many facet's of
Lennon's legacy.

The Singer/Songwriter

An extraordinarily gifted musician and songwriter, John Lennon created some
of the most enduring songs in rock and roll. The exhibit will include dozens
of original handwritten lyric manuscripts, ranging from some of his biggest
hits for the Beatles("Day Tripper", "We Can Work It Out", "In My Life") to
many of his most famous solo songs, including "Imagine", "Instant Karma",
"Working Class Hero", and "Starting Over".

More than ten guitars from his personal collections - including his 12-string
Rickenbacker - and numerous costumes will further represent Lennon the
musician. Among the highlights are his leather jacket from the Beatles'
Hamburg days, his collarless Beatles jacket from 1964, his Sgt. Pepper
uniform, the white tuxedo from Magical Mystery Tour, and the kimonos he and
Yoko wore in their last videos. The exhibit will also display various items
from his personal wardrobe.

The Visual Artist

John Lennon was a remarkable visual artists, and was enrolled in Liverpool
Art College before forming the Beatles. The exhibition will include early
drawings and paintings from his school years; the original drawings from the
Bag One series; other drawings from the seventies, including
never-before-seen work from his "house-husband" period; and several collages,
which also date from the seventies.

The Husband and Father

The exhibit will present many personal items, including family snapshots,
letters, and other correspondence. A centerpiece will be a re-creation of
John and Yoko's bedroom, with their original bed and the upright piano on
which he composed many of his songs.

The Pacifist

John Lennon was a leader in the peace movement of the sixties and seventies,
using his fame and vision to inspire a generation. In his death, John Lennon
became an ironic symbol of non-violence, a pacifist's life cut violently
short by a handgun. The exhibit will include such items as the acoustic
guitar John and Yoko played during their bed-ins for peace, and will end with
an installation, created by Yoko Ono, featuring the glasses John was wearing
when he was murdered and the bag from Roosevelt Hospital containing the
clothes he wore on the last day of his life.

The Icon 

As much as any major rock and roll figure - Elvis, Dylan, Hendrix - John
Lennon casts a long shadow over the landscape of popular culture. His music,
art and voice are engrained in the consciousness of music fans worldwide, and
his public honesty and integrity remain ideals for countless people motivated
to make a difference.

In addition to the exhibit, the Museum will present related programs and
events to further celebrate John Lennon:  A film about John's life,
containing personal video footage and previously seen historic footage

A traveling exhibit component
Educational programs including lectures, films and movies
An exhibit catalog
A museum event (on the anniversary of his death) in which Yoko Ono will
participate
Billboards in New York, Los Angeles, and Cleveland announcing the exhibit and
promoting handgun control
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Old Aug 04, 2000, 04:43 PM   #2
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excellant!!!!!!
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Old Aug 04, 2000, 06:36 PM   #3
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oh wow! that's great. i live in cleveland,guess where i'll be! what's weird is i haven't heard anything around here. oh i can't wait!!
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Old Aug 04, 2000, 08:23 PM   #4
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youre so lucky! nothing Beatleish happens where i live! If it does, it's too far away to go to!

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Old Aug 04, 2000, 08:45 PM   #5
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and where is it that you live? i live about 15 min. away from the rock hall and believe it or not, i've only been there twice.
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