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John Lennon
(1940-1980) born on
Oct 09
English singer, songwriter, musician. He wrote with Paul McCartney, the songs/music of "The Beatles"; their first song was "Love Me Do,"1962.
New York is what Paris was in the twenties. . . the center of the art world. And we want to be in the center. It's the greatest place on earth. . . I've got a lot of friends here and I even brought my own cash.

It's always in the middle of the bloody night, or when you're half-awake or tired, when your critical faculties are switched off. So letting go is what the whole game is. You turn on the lights and the cockroaches run away. You can never grasp them.
My role in society, or any artist or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.
Work is life, you know, and without it, there's nothing but fear and insecurity.
Those in the cheaper seats clap. The rest of you rattle your jewelry.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Tomorrow Show, April 1975, NBC-TV
R: Playboy (Chicago, Sept. 1980).
A: Interview, 8 Dec. 1980, KFRC RKO Radio, given the day of his death.
N: Twenty-Four Hours, 15 Dec. 1969, BBC-TV.
K: Remark, Royal Variety Performance, 15 Nov 1963

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