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Remembering John Lennon On The 32nd Anniversary Of His Death
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John Lennon

Today is the day that John Lennon, acerbic, witty ex-moptop, arguably the biggest klieg light of The Beatles, who unabashedly and boldly tread musical waters and bubbled up emotions and feelings which delighted and in essence influenced an entire globe, was tragically assassinated by a crazed fan back in 1980 in front of his home in New York City.

Since Lennon’s passing, the musician, thanks to the millions upon millions of adoring fans who keep his memory as alive and bright as ten thousand suns, is still one of the most remembered figures not only in music history, but history in general. Lennon led the way by himself for a lot of people who followed him. Like a musical pied piper, John Lennon had and continues to have minions surrounding his legacy, lapping up every shred of his wisdom and creativity, which seemed to pour out of his soul with a relaxed and consistent ease. Of course, stripping down through the layers, he seemed to be a complex man underneath, full of demons and locked doors within himself which only fueled the flames of his creative urges even more. He and his music remain right at the forefront to this day, amidst a sea of ever changing musical styles and sounds, attitudes, flavors, and feelings. Lennon still remains a constant force, regardless of personal opinion about him or his music or his life choices. His inspiration usurped every fabric of his well being and ours in a way, and what remains, even though the man is gone, is the message, to some a corny one, a message of hope, peace, love, understanding, words often misused in today’s climate.

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Blu-ray Review: Magical Mystery Tour
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Magical Mystery Tour Blu-ray

Magical Mystery Tour
Blu-ray
Directed by The Beatles
Written by The Beatles
Starring: Paul McCartney, John Lennon,
George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Victor Spinetti, Jessie Robins, Mal Evans
Apple Corps
Not Rated | 52 Minutes
Release Date: October 9th

Magical Mystery Tour, the colorfully wild mess of a film by The Beatles, has been released on Blu-ray and it’s one of the few times in the bands illustrious and innovative career that the term “mixed bag” can be applied when summing up one of their projects.

But suffice to say, Magical Mystery Tour, while an absolutely charming and irresistible piece of delectable eye candy to gaze upon, and even more so now with the spit and polish of the Blu-ray remastering, still ultimately remains nothing more than a curio of The Moptops at their psychedelic peaks, still in the cosmic high of their Sgt. Pepper period, the idyllic peace, love carefree metaphoric lounging on eiderdowns in their native England. It’s a hollow and disjointed piece that has it’s only reliable saving grace in the wonderful soundtrack, which is remastered as well, with the memorable musical strains of The Beatles in all their sonic glory at peak levels.

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Remembering The Late John Lennon On His 72nd Birthday
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John Lennon

Today marks what would have been the 72nd birthday of the late John Lennon, musician, songwriter, iconoclast, humanitarian, tireless champion of trying and raising awareness to find harmony and peace on the planet and immortal icon for millions upon millions of loyal, almost rabid fans.

There are so many different facets and parts of the life of John Lennon that he spanned and transcended in a way labels, even though there have many that have been and continue to be affixed on the man, like Beatle, Activist, Artist, Champion For Peace, Radical, the list is endless. There’s an ironclad, almost suffocating reverence for John Lennon, in many ways beyond the passions given to other late artistic icons of his generation, like Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, and Jim Morrison to name a few. Many of his fans refuse to let any flaws that were in Lennon’s life usurp any feelings they have for the man and his ideals and work. Lennon was one of those rare once-in-a-lifetime individuals who not only was able to manifest his music, art, thoughts, and visions in a manner that constantly was on peak level for the most part, but was also in many ways a true renaissance man of the word, who parlayed his dazzlingly and brightly blinding success with The Beatles into a true personal empire of sights and sounds, becoming as the cliché goes, but rightly exclaimed here, “A Voice of a Generation.”

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John Lennon Sculpture Erected During ‘Imagine’ Tribute At Olympics Closing Ceremony
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John Lennon Sculpture Erected During Imagine Tribute At The Olympics Closing Ceremony

Today was the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics, which saw performances by legendary British bands like Queen and The Who, as well as musical tributes to artists David Bowie, Pink Floyd, and the late John Lennon.

A remastered version of the iconic video for the song “Imagine” was shown during the tribute to the former Beatle, while performers sang (and signed) along, while others erected a sculpture of John Lennon’s face, including his trademark glasses.

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Comic Review: Orbit: John Lennon
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Orbit: John LennonOrbit: John Lennon
Written by Marc Shapiro
Art by Luciano Kars
Letters by Jaymes Reed
Graphics and Editing by Darren G. Davis
Bluewater Productions
Release date: March 28, 2012
Kindle Edition

John Lennon, musician, legend, influence that stretches far and wide, messiah, pariah, master of wit, innovator, trailblazer… comic book character?

That’s exactly what Bluewater Productions tries to do with these adjectives and descriptions to bring to comic book life of one of the most enigmatic and forcefully creative individuals of the 20th Century (or arguably any century for that matter) with Orbit: John Lennon.

Bluewater, known for their prior work immortalizing many famous figures in its colored etchings within squares, now tackles the larger than life figure in Lennon. But, they unfortunately make the same clumsy errors here that deterred the other biographical comic book treatments that also attempted to mythologize public and famous figures from all stripes.

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Watch Now: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Bed Peace’
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Following their marriage in 1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged two bed-ins for peace in protest to the Vietnam War, one in Amsterdam and the other in Montreal. The Montreal bed-in was originally supposed to take place in New York City, but Lennon was not permitted to enter the country due to his 1968 conviction in England for possession of cannabis. The New York bed-in was then moved to the Bahamas, but after one night in the stifling heat Lennon and Ono moved the event to Montreal. The bed-in for peace was filmed and edited into the documentary Bed Peace, which Ono has now made available for viewing online for free until August 21 at midnight in response to the recent unrest in London. You can watch the film now embedded here below.

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Music’s Biggest Stars Contribute To ‘Songs for Japan’ Benefit Album; Available Now
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Songs For Japan

Songs for Japan, a compilation of 38 songs from some of today’s biggest names in contemporary music, is available through the iTunes store for $9.99. The album is to benefit those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and proceeds from the album’s sale will go towards the disaster relief efforts of the Japanese Red Cross Society.

The compilation album, put together by Universal Music, includes songs from many genres, like rock, pop, hip-hop, R&B, country, new age, and more, with artists like The Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Ne-Yo, Eminem, Keith Urban, John Lennon, Enya, Josh Groban, and others.

See full list of artists and songs here below.

Not only is this for a great cause, but it’s also the perfect collection for the all-around music-lover. Plus, these songs individually typically cost 99 cents each, so even if you only like 10 of the 38 songs, it’s well worth the money, and hey, you just might like some of the tunes you don’t know.

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$5 MP3 Album Deal: Dio, John Lennon, Pat Benatar, Fugazi & more
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Dio Holy Diver

With just a few more days left til the end of February, now’s the time to get in on Amazon’s $5.00 MP3 album deal of the month for February 2011: 100 Albums For $5.

Here’s some of my favorite picks from the 100 albums on sale: Dio‘s first album Holy Diver; John Lennon‘s Imagine; Pat Benatar‘s Crimes Of Passion; and Fugazi‘s 13 Songs. There’s plenty of other selections from other genres (I saw some R. Kelly, Lil Wayne, Lenny Kravitz, Usher, The Judds, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, The Smiths, Violent Femmes, Frank Sinatra, and many more.)

There’s also a $.69 Song Sale (they are typically $.99 each) where thousands of songs are discounted. You can go to the main page and then view by genre from the list on the left — there’s 102 hard rock/heavy metal songs to choose from (you know that’s my area) from bands like Megadeth, Accept, Sepultura, Tesla, Free, and Corrosion Of Conformity. (If you’re into Latin music, there’s over 1,155 tunes.)

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The Beatles Invaded America 47 Years Ago Today
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The Beatles

By Frank Ramblings

February 7, 1964: Beatlemania Begins

It was a cold February day at the newly-renamed John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City. At about 1:20PM, Pan Am flight 101 landed to the excitement of the 3,000 screaming fans who had been waiting patiently all morning. Four young lads from Liverpool, England, were about to step onto U.S. soil and change the world forever. The Beatles had arrived in America. The British Invasion had begun.

Timing played a huge role in the Beatles success in the United States. It’s easy to forget that when the Fab Four arrived, Americans were still mourning the loss of their slain President John F. Kennedy, who had been shot down less than three months prior. Violence in Vietnam was escalating rapidly. The country desperately needed a distraction from the harsh realities they had been made to face.

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‘Mean Girls’ Director In Line To Helm Beatles Time Travel Comedy ‘Get Back’
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Beatles abbey road

Mark Waters, director of Mean Girls, Freaky Friday, and The Spiderwick Chronicles, is currently in line to helm Get Back, a comedy about two diehard Beatles fans who discover a time machine and use it to travel back in time to change a major event in John Lennon‘s life.

What do they plan to do in Get Back, which is named for the popular Beatles tune that closes out their final album Let It Be? No, not to stop his murder, that would be too logical. Instead, it’s to prevent the musician from ever meeting his wife Yoko Ono, who they feel was the cause of the breakup of the Beatles.

As this is planned as a comedy, I can see where there would be plenty of opportunity for laughs, especially when you have die-hard music fans and time-travel involved. But, I’m seriously hating the premise of this movie, which was scripted by Chris McCoy and was named as one of the best unproduced screenplays on the 2007 Black List.

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