Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Remembering John Lennon: October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980

The last public performance of the Beatles as a group was done on the roof of their company, Apple Corps in London, England. It's funny to watch the varied reactions of the crowd in this clip from their 1970 film, "Let It Be". Despite his naive political outlook and cookie-cutter sixties philosophy, John Lennon was a great talent and an inspiration to aspiring musicians around the globe. John plays lead guitar in this flashback from 40 years ago. The tune still rocks. Few groups today can match the understated performance and charisma of this supergroup of the era.

The way it was. Walter Cronkite leads with the story of the tragic death of John Lennon on the December 9th 1980 edition of the CBS Evening News.

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