Attorney Leon Wildes wasn't familiar with the Beatles when he took Lennon's immigration case in 1972. After an initial meeting with his clients, he says, "I went home and told my wife that I had met with Jack Lemmon and Yoko Moto."
When her husband died, Yoko Ono said, "John loved and prayed for the human race. Please pray the same for him." This December 8th, I'll be loving and praying, but I'll be working for what he believed in, too.
This week marks the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's assassination. Discussion has predictably turned to the legacy that the musician left behind, and how we remember him today. Here's a sampling of different takes on Lennon.
Early and tragic death of a hero, a leader, or a cultural icon produces reactions of greater intensity than the sad passing-on of a revered figure at a grand old age. Did we overreact to Lennon's death in 1980?