John Lennon Would Have Been 75 Today – Fans Honor Him With Human Peace Symbol

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Today marks what would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday. On Tuesday, his widow, Yoko Ono, endeavored to create the world’s largest human peace sign in his honor in New York City’s Central Park.


Approximately 2000 peace-makers got together to collectively create a beautiful peace symbol and sing Lennon’s “Give Peace a Chance.”

The event was free and open to all ages, and featured the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a mobile recording studio that works with students to create music and video projects.

People posted pictures and video on Twitter and Instagram of the crowd throughout the day, but unfortunately, Ono’s goal was not reached. About 3800 more people would have been needed to beat the current human peace sign record current human peace sign record of 5,814, which was set at the Ithaca Festival in 2009.

Still, it was an impressive, heartfelt showing by an enthusiastic crowd, and drone photography showed that a lovely peace sign was achieved.

Seeing the celebration of peace, one can’t help but wonder if the world would be different if John Lennon hadn’t been assassinated 35 years ago.

It’s hard to calculate the ramifications of losing such an amazing artist and visionary, but one thing is clear, his music lives on and continues to invite us to grow.


That having been said, we’re going to finish this article by sharing the lyrics to one of John’s most beloved masterpieces.

Imagine

By John Lennon

Imagine there’s no heaven

It’s easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us only sky

Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there’s no countries

It isn’t hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion too

Imagine all the people living life in peace, you

You may say I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope some day you’ll join us

And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you

You may say I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope some day you’ll join us

And the world will be as one

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  1. 976303349094872@facebook.com' Shin Chan says:

    Fellow Libran.

  2. 891531970924171@facebook.com' Leanne Owen says:

    Hey Scott Owen. You share your birthday with a bloody legend. So you must be special. .

  3. 10208061815726444@facebook.com' Pramadina Oktriviani says:

    I share the same birthday with John. Love it, he’s always been my inspiration ?

  4. 1500475600278246@facebook.com' Fiona French says:

    Mr Lennon What would u b up to Now ! Peace & Love x

  5. 626118647529909@facebook.com' Delia Romero-Sippel says:

    His a wonderful Awesome great Singer’s……

  6. 999206940101546@facebook.com' Âram Avetisyan says:

    give pice a chance – meditate for 15-20 min morning and evening))

  7. 1511936485786110@facebook.com' Theresa João says:

    Cannot remember how he lost his life?

  8. 555035021317063@facebook.com' Alana Lee says:

    I still miss him.. Or the music he was going to make!

  9. 902297116517291@facebook.com' Lhiyn Mendoza says:

    Sad and happy.., mix emotions that I felt.

  10. 10207402259472910@facebook.com' Laetitia De Nys says:

    Beautiful – I am so grateful for all the peace and love all over the world – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un201Iw9mWI

  11. 1483800931925957@facebook.com' Rosalind Kelly says:

    ✌️?✌?✌Xxx

  12. 1470044416636695@facebook.com' Jessica Edlund says:

    ??

  13. 1027442170639375@facebook.com' Mary Brandon-Roussey says:

    Great musician — but I’ve been reading a lot about what a phony he was and really not a good person 🙁 And Theresa Joao – he died after being shot outside of his apartment in NYC.

  14. 1629376930669549@facebook.com' John Atkinson says:

    Give the feeling of PEACE an invitation!

  15. 500633883448400@facebook.com' Rosario Lejarzo says:

    Great , I still love their music …also my birthday …

  16. 10153675336988804@facebook.com' Richard Brouillard says:

    I heard he was just a hell of a jack ass as a person!

  17. 1474352786207353@facebook.com' Nancy Lansing says:

    Sure miss his passion, music, and brilliance! John Lennon, please send this world love and creativity. We miss you!!!!

  18. 10153719409256942@facebook.com' Kristy Klynsoon says:

    Zoe Wilson

  19. 1485128435149254@facebook.com' Edmundo Monroy says:

    GREAT, activist, composer, musician, and human being

  20. 409782735883183@facebook.com' Marsha Creary says:

    Same message

  21. 10206484608666854@facebook.com' Monica Törnell says:

    Share!

  22. 981025158627863@facebook.com' Utsuk Gupta says:

    I just believe in me.
    Thank you for my motivation.

  23. 987026634692047@facebook.com' Clem T. Shadle says:

    Rest in peace

  24. 10207754575091475@facebook.com' Steve Frizzell says:

    Last night Ringo sang the song John wrote for him and wished him a Happy Birthday

  25. 10201056003718090@facebook.com' Joseph Scott Nelson says:

    Happy Birthday John ,Still listen to Your music and always will, RIP.

  26. 10206599802027266@facebook.com' Regina Duprat says:

    I miss his talent around us

  27. 1481035618876924@facebook.com' Christie Gil says:

    Peace? He was a tyrant at home. Hypocrite.

  28. 900172836687260@facebook.com' Zee Pee says:

    How nice, I bet he was looking on with happiness in heaven….

  29. 1162941320386092@facebook.com' Lori Matters says:

    Peace.

  30. 10205016224027868@facebook.com' Nuno Magalhães Mexia Bulhões says:

    In 1969 I had the honour of interviewing Mr. J. Lennon in London for the newspaper of my film school, called the London School of Film Technique, by the time I was studying cinema there. I will never forget those unforgettable hours I spent in his company. John was a nice man of unparalleled simplicity, extremely curious to know in detail the political and social situation of my country, Portugal, during the troubled days of the Salazar dictatorship, and also interested to hear the details of that devastating colonial war on Portuguese African soil he so strongly abhorred, the kind of insane wars he fought against in the lyrics of his songs, such as the one that would become the symbol of all the peace movements around the world: Give peace a chance! At the end of the interview, he invited me to accompany him and his wife, Mrs. Yoko Ono, to watch a Ballet performance in a London theatre nearby. Off we went in his Rolls, and when we got to the theatre, dazzled by all the flashes of dozens of photographers that awaited him and were impatiently queuing to take a snapshot of his face, the porter of the theatre, looking at me intrigued, and then, turning to Mr. Lennon, politely asks him: “Is this gentleman your guest”?, to whom he immediately retorted: “No, he is my friend.” And so, sitting between John and Yoko, I enjoyed the ballet, never dreaming that in a few years time a pervert could have dared to commit such a heinous crime motivated only by an impulse of jealousy; on that fateful day anger spoke louder, when a failed musician comes face to face with one of the greatest geniuses of the XX century, and, drawing his pistol in an act of folly… Bang! … in a few seconds, an insipid second-rate pseudo artist destroys for good the body and the soul of a genius. But his spirit still shines on and will continue to do so among us all for many more years through the memory of his songs. Dear John, I will never forget that day that you granted me a few moments of your precious life, inviting me to sit next to you; your kindness towards me will forever be etched in my memory. Too bad you’re no longer with us so that I could congratulate you with a hug on your birthday. But at least I hope the interview I did to you is still stored somewhere in the annals of the school at 24 Shelton Street, so that one day anyone of my Facebook friends may have the privilege and pleasure of reading it. May your soul rest in peace!
    Nuno Mexia

  31. 891640670906167@facebook.com' Jose Roberto Solares Figueroa says:

    I love their ideals, love his music, I love what I wrote, I always miss you

  32. 1069744773045181@facebook.com' Josephine Sajuela says:

    love….love..love..johnlennon

  33. 1620353644884160@facebook.com' Luis Baza says:

    Just… imagine!!

  34. 178324472506810@facebook.com' Mario Vilchis says:

    It’s a shame John,George ain’t with us!we all miss John,George.

  35. 10204226692338447@facebook.com' Cheryl Fahrenheit says:

    Oh thats really nice to honor him as such a great guy. He wrote beautifully about peace and love and yet he abandoned his first son.

  36. 546420015515320@facebook.com' Yvonne D'Souza says:

    Rest in peace

  37. 10206480089394083@facebook.com' Pat Sullivan says:

    What a wonderful and fitting tribute to a man who advocated for world peace. He would’ve loved this. Strawberry Fields Forever.

  38. 178334635837014@facebook.com' Lee Re Purnell says:

    Ray Lurz isn’t this neat 🙂

  39. 758045994341790@facebook.com' Thomas Kollen says:

    Check this out Julie Dawkins

  40. 10153143523562747@facebook.com' Marko Vasev says:

    Fucking wife beater drug fucked trash.

  41. 1629477860654616@facebook.com' Neela Chin says:

    He may have been a great musician, but a great man does not not behave towards his son in the way he did towards his first born. Adultery, and all the pain that comes with it for the family abandoned. People should stop looking for celebrities to place on pedestals. The people to be putting on pedestals may be in your own families who are probably making so many sacrifices.

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