posted by December 8 at 16:32 PMon
Today is the 26th anniversary of John Lennon’s wildly premature death. Few incidents in my childhood marked me deeper than watching my peace activist/superfan mother completely break down when she heard the news, and the memory of that day is still astonishingly vivid and unsettling.
If you are a fan and you’ve never seen Imagine, I highly recommend renting it, though you should be prepared to bawl your eyes out at the end. That said, it might be hard to find a copy in stores today, so here’s a meager substitute:
And in effort to counter-balance all that misty-eyed sentimentality, please enjoy this clip of Lennon recording what is arguably the best revenge song ever written: