I was a massive fan of Lennon the rebel when he was alive and my admiration has never waned since his death 33 years ago today. For me his murder was profoundly shocking as it was for millions of people around the world; it was never something I ever got over.
Occasionally on a Sunday I put on my old vinyl LP’s (as we called them) and just dwell in the moment. From Imagine to Double Fantasy it’s taken me years to collect all of his solo albums and my collection is by far my most treasured possession. For those who may be too young to know about John Lennon he was the original Working Class Hero; in Britain he was adored for his music, his wit, his writings and his drawings and in the world at large (despite his rebel status) he was a man of peace. His song Give Peace a Chance effectively stopped the Vietnam War.
Today I send my love to John and say thank you for being there for me during my wayward teenage years, my twenties, my thirties, my forties and my fifties, and if the Lord graces me with another decade of life you will as always be a major part of it x