John Lennon ~ Playing for Change

06/22/2012

As a child I recall a place on our walls where we had artwork of John Lennon quotes. He was a brilliant musician, and he was so much more. He was known as a pacifist and a poet who touched millions of lives. The Facebook page dedicated to him has now reached nearly eight million followers, or shall I say dreamers. I am one. How about you?

Sharing here today, in connection with my previous post about the work for peace being done by Playing For Change, is this amazing performance of musicians around the world coming together to play John’s song. I hope you enjoy. And let’s remember, together we do make a difference. Namaste.

26 responses to John Lennon ~ Playing for Change

  1. 

    I remember going to a candle light ceremony the day he died. Great man. thanks for sharing.

    • 

      Yes indeed. This song done by people all over the world, with a special surprise at the end, is incredibly moving. Worth a view. I feel John Lennon would have loved and supported this global project.

  2. 

    My daughter (13) biggest Beatles fan since when I was her age. We took in a tribute ban with the ESO a couple weeks ago. Nice to connect the young with the past:)

  3. 

    I used the last quote on one of my Thoughtful Thursday posts. I thought it was, and still is, quite amazing for a child to have that point of view.
    I was born in 1954, and remember going home for lunch from school and blasting the vinyl records of a Hard Day’s Night and others… 😀

    • 

      I agree and have thought the same thing, that he showed such depth of wisdom as a young child. An amazing person.
      And the music! Yes I remember rockin’ those old records as well! 😀 Thanks so much for commenting!

  4. 

    ” How about you?”

    Here is my poem to him:

    http://bennaga.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/john/

  5. 

    I remember when he was killed it saddened me so that such a violent act would be committed against a man that for me represented peace and love. I didn’t understand.

    • 

      I know what you mean. Hubby and me had a discussion about that today. I feel he loved God deeply (it’s easy to see) and his comment about being “more famous than Jesus” was taken out of context. I fully feel it was intended as a poke at paparazzi and not at Jesus. He was flippantly making fun of ‘being famous’ and not that he actually WAS more important than Jesus. Anyways, you got me going. I researched for hours for this post and shed a few more tears, that we lost this incredible human too soon. Thanks Dani Lynn. Love, Gina

  6. 

    One of my greatest musical inspirations :-). Thank you!

  7. 

    Gina, he is one of the greatest musicians to have ever lived! I absolutely love him.
    And it’s remarkable how a 5 yr-old can come up with something like that. He was an absolute genius. Love this post 🙂 Thank you 🙂

  8. 

    My #2 non-classical music idol. Sir Paul #1. Classical is Tchaikovsky.

  9. 

    Playing for Change has put together so many inspiring performances — I agree, their rendition of Lennon’s reflective piece is wonderful. ~ Kat

  10. 

    I’ve been a fan of the Beetles since they became known. I remember watching them on the ED Sullivan show. At live performances, girls swooned. Lovely tribute to John Lennon.

    • 

      Thank you so much Mary! How wonderful that you have those memories of them on the Ed Sullivan Show. I am glad you enjoyed my tribute to the memory of the wonderfully wise Mr. John Lennon. Hugs to you, dear lady. ~Gina

  11. 
    1EarthUnited 11/09/2012 at 1:37 pm

    It truly is all about the love! J.L. Quotes:
    “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”
    “Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.”
    “Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.”

    * Peace *