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Old Oct 08, 2014, 08:28 PM   #1
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Smile It's Johnny's Birthday!! (let's spam this thread up!)

Let's celebrate John this month! I can't believe he would have been 74 years old...I remember Yoko wrote that gorgeous introduction for the Lennon Anthology and, to paraphrase, she said John was basically old for his years. So even though I can't believe that he would have been 74, I can definitely imagine (see what I did there) a 74 year-old John. He would have been awesome.

Some people get really emotional when thinking about John this month and the next couple...understandably. But I agree with Yoko and many others: John should be remembered for all the incredible things he gave us. So many beautiful, positive, and really priceless gems- of music, words, laughter, etc.

The thing that always amazes me about John is that I can never really get bored with him. I honestly can't name another artist that I can say that about. He never bores me. There was just too much going on with him, and he lived such a fascinating and controversial life. That aspect of him is probably why he is that icon he remains.

So anyways...I started this thread for the yearly spam of things by fans from all over the world...just, you know, showing the love for this singular artist. Love you John. You really were something else.
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Old Oct 08, 2014, 08:39 PM   #6
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Sometimes he has been abominably rude to me. I remember once attending a recording session at E.M.I. studios in St John’s Wood. The Beatles were on the studio floor and I was with their recording manager George Martin in the control room. The intercom was on and I remarked that there was some sort of flaw in Paul’s voice in the number ‘Till There Was You’.

John heard it and bellowed back: ‘We’ll make the record. You just go on counting your percentages.’ And he meant it. I was terribly annoyed and hurt because it was in front of all the recording staff and the rest of the Beatles. We all looked at one another and felt uncomfortable and John turned away, indicating that there was no apology coming. I left the studios in a sort of sullen rage.

Later we had it out, but he told me quite emphatically that it was not cruelly intended and only meant in fun. He is a full and generous person and I cannot think of anyone I admire or like better.

— Brian Epstein, A Cellarful of Noise. (1964)
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Sometimes he has been abominably rude to me. I remember once attending a recording session at E.M.I. studios in St John’s Wood. The Beatles were on the studio floor and I was with their recording manager George Martin in the control room. The intercom was on and I remarked that there was some sort of flaw in Paul’s voice in the number ‘Till There Was You’.

John heard it and bellowed back: ‘We’ll make the record. You just go on counting your percentages.’ And he meant it. I was terribly annoyed and hurt because it was in front of all the recording staff and the rest of the Beatles. We all looked at one another and felt uncomfortable and John turned away, indicating that there was no apology coming. I left the studios in a sort of sullen rage.

Later we had it out, but he told me quite emphatically that it was not cruelly intended and only meant in fun. He is a full and generous person and I cannot think of anyone I admire or like better.

— Brian Epstein, A Cellarful of Noise. (1964)
I don't think I could have handled John on a personal level 'til I was about 30 or so. He was hardcore... but "a full and generous person." Great share, Scruffie!
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I don't think I could have handled John on a personal level 'til I was about 30 or so. He was hardcore... but "a full and generous person." Great share, Scruffie!
don't know if i could have held up with his intellectual musings...but i could have def matched him on the smart ass turf, so in my bones..and my brothers, they can be unrelenting...but he was hardcore.
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Old Oct 11, 2014, 09:43 AM   #10
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don't know if i could have held up with his intellectual musings...but i could have def matched him on the smart ass turf, so in my bones..and my brothers, they can be unrelenting...but he was hardcore.
Ha! And I was the opposite... grew up in a studious, very non-smart ass house. Always loved that in people, but didn't get proficient at it until I was in my 30s, though. Sad, I know... what a deprived childhood.
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Come on everyone!!!! Post if you find stuff!!! Let's keep this spam going for a while. Throw some life into this board for John!

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Yippee! We get to celebrate our man John during this wonderful month of OCTOBER :-)
Congrats to all who have their birthday during this most colorful month (moi!). And thanks for rustling me out of my cave AppleScruff :-) (hi everyone! did you miss me?)

USAToday had the class to showcase John today in a slideshow. (shame on you CNN! Not a word)

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Yes, I know we've see all of these pictures before, but today is JOHN'S day, so get over it! Let's look at some John px :-)
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Yippee! We get to celebrate our man John during this wonderful month of OCTOBER :-)
Congrats to all who have their birthday during this most colorful month (moi!). And thanks for rustling me out of my cave AppleScruff :-) (hi everyone! did you miss me?)

USAToday had the class to showcase John today in a slideshow. (shame on you CNN! Not a word)

USA Today slideshow: John Lennon


Yes, I know we've see all of these pictures before, but today is JOHN'S day, so get over it! Let's look at some John px :-)
Cheers!!
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Thank you 4iiiis for coming in after I stalked you on PM! I appreciate this post and I love that slideshow!!!!
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