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Old Dec 08, 2011, 10:11 PM   #1
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I'm going to post all these new articles about John today in this one thread.Instead of starting new threads.There is just to many articles to post.I'm posting two new Ringo articles that are related in this thread to.Besides in just Ringo's forum.

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December 8, 2011
John Lennon death anniversary commemorated around the world (PHOTOS)

John Lennon, the former Beatle, was killed on Dec. 8, 1980. Since then fans have gathered to commemorate his death around the globe.On Dec. 8, 1980 the world of music was changed when former Beatle John Lennon was murdered in front of his home in New York City. Lennon, 40 at the time, was standing in the entrance of the Dakota building, his home, when xxxxxxxxxx fatally shot him in the back. Immediately following his death an outpouring of fans around the world gathered in candlelight vigils to mourn."Now that John's a spirit, he has a different effect on people than when he was alive," Lennon's widow Yoko Ono, 78, said to the Vancouver Sun on the 31st anniversary of her husband's death. "Spirits talk on a pure level and don't get distracted by people saying things like, 'That's nice, but why's he wearing that?'" she says in a slightly weary voice that betrays the midnight hour. "Of course, it would still be better if John was around."

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/n...ound-the-world

The Independent
December 8, 2011
And then there were four: Ringo picks up his paintbrush

The drummer has followed the example of his fellow Beatles by turning his hand to art. His multicoloured revolver statue, unveiled yesterday, is a tribute to John Lennon. But what will it do for his own creative reputation ? Asked to gauge Ringo Starr's musical abilities, John Lennon joked: "He's not even the best drummer in the Beatles." But could the drummer yet prove the finest artist among the prodigiously-talented group after unveiling his first public sculpture? Starr, 71, yesterday unveiled his own artistic tribute to Lennon, on the 31st anniversary of his former colleague's murder. The statue was Starr's own take on the "knotted gun" sculpture which stands outside the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The original bronze work, Non-Violence, with its distinctive twisted gun muzzle, was created by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd as a memorial tribute to Lennon after he was shot on 8 December 1980 in New York.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...h-6274451.html

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December 12, 2011
Ringo pleas for tougher gun laws

Ringo Starr called for harsher sentences for those caught carrying guns on the anniversary of John Lennon’s death today.The former Beatle asked for “peace and love” at a Non Violence Foundation event, where he unveiled a psychedelic “knotted gun” statue, which he had designed on his iPad.He said: “I think it should be that if you’re caught with a gun or before you use it that it should be a higher sentence than what they get now.“I can’t stand up and dictate to the world it’s over; no more guns. I can just do what I do, and there’s another side to the story which is peace and love.”

http://www.breakingnews.ie/entertainment/ojmhkfojsnau/

USA Today
December 7, 2011
For Yoko Ono, John Lennon's spirit still soar

John Lennon left this earth on Dec. 8, 1980. But the way Yoko Ono sees it, the Beatle's joyously populist specter has never been busier."Now that John's a spirit, he has a different effect on people than when he was alive," Ono, 78, says during a call from Tokyo, where she'll attend a concert of Japanese musicians performing her husband's works."Spirits talk on a pure level and don't get distracted by people saying things like, 'That's nice, but why's he wearing that?' " she says in a slightly weary voice that betrays the midnight hour. "Of course, it would still be better if John was around."

http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/n...non/51720550/1

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December 8, 2011
John and Yoko, as Never Before Seen: New Photos from the Famous ‘Bed In’

In 1969, Stephen Sammons was a 20-year-old aspiring photographer living in Montreal. A friend of his worked at an avant-garde film magazine and had scheduled an interview with the artist Yoko Ono, who was in town with her husband John Lennon to host a “bed-in” for peace. Sammons was invited to come along and take photos. Lennon and Ono had already hosted one bed-in while on their honeymoon in Amsterdam earlier that year. Modeled after a sit-in, the famous couple sat in their bed for hours and talked about the need for world peace. Lennon would later recount the experience in the lyrics to the Beatles’ song “The Ballad of John and Yoko.” “It was a very interesting, cool sort of scene,” Sammons recalls. Lennon and Ono occupied a suite of rooms at Montreal’s Queen Elizabeth Hotel and dozens of friends, journalists and other hangers-on—including Timothy Leary and comedian Tommy Smothers— dropped by throughout the day to visit. Sammons stayed all day long and says he doesn’t remember seeing Lennon or Ono ever get out of bed. “And then sometime in the afternoon, Lennon started writing this song,” he says. “He scribbled down the song lyrics and then started playing the tune.”

http://lightbox.time.com/2011/12/08/...photographs/#1

Huffington Post
December 8, 2011
John Lennon Death Anniversary Advice From John Fugelsang: Don't Say The Killer's Name (VIDEO)

Thirty-one years ago today, John Lennon was shot to death in front of The Dakota building in New York, where he lived with Yoko Ono. The man who did it lives in a correctional facility in upstate New York, and as news organizations mark the anniversary of that day, comedian John Fugelsang wants them to follow a rule: don't say his name. That's exactly what Fugelsang says the killer wants.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/1...n_1137788.html

Examiner
December 8, 2011
Book Review: 'The Lennon-Bronte Connection' takes you on a fascinating journey

Today is the 31st anniversary of John Lennon’s death, and it seems fitting to discuss a new book that explores his past lives The Lennon-Bronte Connection, by Jewelle St. James, (St. James Publishing, 2011) investigates clues that former Beatle John Lennon was the reincarnation of tragic poet Branwell Bronte. This is the sequel to her first book, All You Need is Love, in which Jewelle discovers—and documents--her own past-life romance with Lennon in 17th century England. (Read about All You Need Is Love here)

http://www.examiner.com/john-lennon-...journey-review

Rolling Stone
December 8, 2011
John Lennon's Last Interview
The artist's joyous, inspiring and subversive conversation with Rolling Stone three days before his death

This story is from the December 23, 2010 issue of Rolling Stone.On the evening of Friday, December 5th, 1980, John Lennon spoke to Rolling Stone editor Jonathan Cott for more than nine hours at his apartment on New York's Upper West Side and at the Record Plant recording studio. Three nights later, Lennon would be murdered as he was returning home from a mixing session. The interview had originally been scheduled to run as the cover story of the first issue of 1981, but after Lennon's killing, Cott instead wrote an obituary for Lennon and ended up using very little from their conversations. In fact, he never even fully transcribed his tape. On the 30th anniversary of Lennon's death, we present, for the first time, the full text of Lennon's last major print interview: the joyous, outrageously funny, inspiring, fearless and subversive conversation Lennon shared with us that night, as he was preparing to jump back into the limelight after five years of private life with Yoko and their young son, Sean.

Welcome to the inner sanctum!" said John Lennon, as he greeted me with high-spirited, mock ceremoniousness in Yoko Ono's beautiful cloud-ceilinged office in their Dakota apartment. It was December 5th, 1980. I sat down on a couch next to Yoko, and she began telling me how their collaborative new album, Double Fantasy, came about: The previous spring, John and their son, Sean, were vacationing for three weeks in Bermuda while Yoko stayed home "sorting out business," as she put it. While in Bermuda, John phoned her to say that he had taken Sean to the botanical gardens and had come across a flower called a Double Fantasy. "It's a type of freesia," John would later say, "but what it means to us is

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...rview-20111208

Dinosaur Album Guide
December 7, 2011
Ten Story Love Song - John Lennon's Top Ten

December the 8th is here again (ain't been round since you know when...)31 years ago today, John Lennon, arguably one of the 20th centuries most interesting, and most paradoxical stars was gunned down by a demon on a New York street.Doubtless today's papers, magazines, blogs and various online media will be filled with messages of peace, love and understanding...nothing funny 'bout that. However many will present the annual token deconstruction of Lennon's 'genius'. Some will refer to him as Gandhi, Jesus, or even a God- like figure (the irony is not lost), while others will counteract with the usual comments that he was a cruel and aggressive asshole who turned his back on his first family and served his own interests first. None of the former group is true of course, while some of the latter certainly hold water.

http://onlynorthernsongs.blogspot.co...nnons-top.html
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Oh geez, another article about John the asshole. Great, Northern Songs.
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Old Dec 09, 2011, 12:43 AM   #3
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Thank's, Peregrine, for having posted those interesting articles

I also think it should be a rule (at least for fans) never to mention the name of John's killer, as it was obviously the only aim of his senseless gesture: to gain fame

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I was about to cut a b*tch. But then I read further. It's actually a f*cking GREAT article and if Pergrine9 doesn't mind I may have to pull it out and make it into it's own thread and let me explain why. I value articles that bring it back to the MUSIC for John. He's had too many articles deconstructing his flaws (as a parent especially as those turd-suckers on Apple Scruff's blog seem to read ONLY those articles on him and nothing else). So I'm going to use this article as impetus to express some thoughts I had this week after listening to my playlists.

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Fly of course please start a new thread on that article if you want to.There was just to many news articles to post last night.But please start new threads on any articles I post, if you feel the need and want to.Everyone have a safe,positive and great upcoming weekend and take care.

Watch now: LENNONYC Outtakes: Jack Douglas | American Masters | PBS Video

Jack Douglas talks about meeting John Lennon

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Liverpool commemorates John Lennon at European Peace Monument
December 9, 2011

Liverpool, England -- Fans of the late Beatle John Lennon came together last night in Liverpool to pay their respects to the music legend as the world marked the 31st anniversary of his death.Crowds of people from all over the world gathered at the "Peace & Harmony" monument dedicated to John in its new location at Kings Dock outside of ACC Liverpool, home to BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena by the River Mersey. They took part in a moving candlelit vigil and were led in song by local musicians.The vigil marks just the second time that Liverpool has had a place for people to gather to celebrate the life of Lennon and his legacy of peace through his music. The "Peace & Harmony" monument was unveiled in October 9th 2010 on the 70th anniversary of Lennon's birth by his son Julian and first wife Cynthia to worldwide media acclaim.
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December 9, 2011
John Lennon fans come together in Liverpool for memorial celebration

Fans of the late Beatle John Lennon came together Wednesday night in Liverpool to pay their respects as the world marked the 31st anniversary of his death.An international crowd gathered at the Peace & Harmony monument dedicated to Lennon at Kings Dock by the River Mersey. The event included a candlelight vigil and music from local musicians.The vigil marked only the second time that Liverpool has had a place for people to gather to celebrate the life of Lennon and his legacy of peace through his music, organizers say. The monument, sculpted by Lauren Voiers, was unveiled on Oct. 9, 2010, on the 70th anniversary of Lennon’s birth by his first wife Cynthia Lennon and son Julian.

http://www.examiner.com/beatles-in-n...al-celebration

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December 12, 2011
John Lennon fans in Los Angeles celebrate his life at candlelight vigil

In Los Angeles, as well as Liverpool, fans of John Lennon gathered yesterday to celebrate his life on the date of his death in 1980. In downtown L.A. next to the historic Capitol Records tower where the Beatles held a press conference in 1965, fans held a candlelight tribute with music and speeches.Jerry Rubin, organizer and emcee for the event, told us, "Fans of John Lennon and the Beatles placed flowers, candles and peace messages around Lennon's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star. The fans formed a 'Circle of Peace'around the star as 'Imagine' played over the sound system," he said.

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This is not an article, but it's a great discussion from an NPR show, On Point. It was broadcast last year for the 30th anniversary. It's a bit long (45 minutes)... but when you have time, I highly recommend it. It sounds like some of our discussion threads here on Menlove Avenue!!

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This is not an article, but it's a great discussion from an NPR show, On Point. It was broadcast last year for the 30th anniversary. It's a bit long (45 minutes)... but when you have time, I highly recommend it. It sounds like some of our discussion threads here on Menlove Avenue!!

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I'm listening to it right now. OMG, Maia thank you. I am in tears just hearing the British man- Keith Badman- discuss John. Oh gosh...the way he said, "I loved him..." I feel the same way about him. But this interview does touch on so many things discussed here on Menlove. I wish we could publish our threads. They are almost too amazing.

I just have to say, I get emotional when I hear John's talking voice in 1980. He was so happy....
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OMG, the red caviar blini and the feedback from fans...

Maia, this article may be the genesis for a whole new thread...
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Well, I didn't read any more of Norman's book tonight but I did listen to the entirety of this interview on John's legacy and life and, frankly, it was remarkable. I am floored by the insights and there is still so much to discuss. I'm going to just post something briefly in the Random Discussions and consider taking it to a thread...thank you Maia.
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Thank You Maia 66 for posting this interesting radio interview about John's life that was boardcast last year.
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Maia, this article may be the genesis for a whole new thread...
I read the article so far and found it very interesting I'll listen to to the discussion later.

Yeah, Scruffie, I think it would be a great idea to start new thread about it

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Thank you for this. I bookmarked it for later. I am pumped to listen and share my thoughts later.
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I note with some interest that "Slipstream" (Fred Seaman?) gets a plug in for Freddy's book in the comments section. Nice. Freddy just tries to slip in whenever he can, doesn't he?
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