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John Lennon Rolling Stone

"These critics with the illusions they've created about artists – it's like idol worship,"

Today, December 8th, marks the anniversary of the day that Mark David Chapman shot a 40 year old John Lennon multiple times in the back at the entrance of the place where he lived. It has been 30 long years since that has happened, but we have been graced by the release (today) of an interview done with John 3 days prior to him being shot by Rolling Stone Magazine in 1980. This interview was apparently found in some old closet where it had sat for years and years until it was found recently. John, older then, made several comments directed towards those who cut him down for leaving the Beatles:

"They only like people when they're on their way up ... I cannot be on the way up again."

John Lennon last interview
One of the most striking parts is where John starts to talk about "dead heroes", something that he himself has become. He is represented more these days as an idea, as a symbol, he is a force instead of a person. I do not think he was right to say forget them, maybe he was just saying it because he wanted people to move on from The Beatles... a reality that people can not even face now.
"What they want is dead heroes, like Sid Vicious and James Dean. I'm not interesting in being a dead (expletive) hero. ... So forget 'em, forget 'em."

John Lennon Curls
John Lennon had a severe impact on our culture and it will be hard to move on or to even fathom a world where people do not even mention him. His efforts to unite the world, to strive for peace... should not fall upon deaf ears. Burn one down for John. For more information and clips go to Rolling Stone Magazine.

John Lennon Flower