JOHN-LENNON

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A Happy Krimble to everyone!

“This is Paul McCartney here, I’d just like to wish you everything you’d wish yourselves for Christmas.”

“This is John Lennon saying, on behalf of The Beatles, Have a very Happy Christmas and a Good New Year!”

“George Harrison speaking, I’d like to take this opportunity of wishing a very Merry Christmas, listeners everywhere!”

“This is Ringo Starr and I’d just like to say, Merry Christmas and a really Happy New Year to all listeners!”

Okay, first of all, I don’t need your opinion on John Lennon, you can’t change the way I feel about him. The fact that you consider him as a jerk doesn’t interest me, it just proves that you can’t think of anything else than the bad things he has done. Do you seriously judge every people by their mistakes? Everyone makes mistakes in life, you can’t avoid that. Just because John did some stupid things doesn’t mean that he is a bad person.
We all are human beings, we do wrong stuff, that’s just it. But John didn’t only do wrong stuff, he did so many good things too, all the things about achieving world peace. He was an inspirational artist too, his words have changed the world and some many people’s lives.
You’re only looking at one part of the whole picture. You shouldn’t judge anyone by only looking at the negative side, that way every single person in this world is a fucking jerk. Yes, John was abusive sometimes and it can’t be justified in any way, but I can see further than that. There is so much more to him than the wrong things he did.
I’m posting this bc I want everyone to know that people like you still exist. You really need to change the way you look at things. I’m glad that you didn’t tell me John deserved to be murdered tho, congrats on not being a total asshole.

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Yesterday and Today style photos of the Beatles and Liverpool by photographer, Keith Jones. 

‘Ask anybody from New York to Nepal, Auckland to the Arctic, to name someone or something from Liverpool and I imagine John, Paul, George and Ringo would be right out in front.

'I feel our city should be proud and thankful for their music, their impact and their message, and blending their image back into the modern day scenes makes me smile and also wish I had been around to be in that queue for a lunchtime show at The Cavern Club!’

I went back as close to the same vantage point to 'rephotograph’ the same view, to compare the scenes.

'It struck me that I found it equally fascinating whether the scene was unchanged in one hundred years, completely different or now a mixture of modern and historic elements.

'I’m lucky to live and work here in that the City of Liverpool has an amazing history, with everything from incredibly grand architecture from the most prosperous times in the 19th Century, to the most modern designs, quite often already placed side by side.

'When I get the chance to 'change the timeline’ by blending in people from different eras to a modern day scene, it fascinates me to imagine how life was for city residents in decades gone by.’  
[Keith Jones, Daily Mail, 7th Nov 2016]


Pics: Keith Jones / mediadrumworld.com