Posts tagged: John Lennon

Mark David Chapman Denied Parole Again

Mark David Chapman, the man who killed ex-Beatle John Lennon in 1980, was denied parole for the sixth time yesterday.  He’ll be up for parole again in 2012.

Assassins’ Birthday

Today, May 10th, is the birthday of actor John Wilkes Booth, the man who killed President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.It’s also the birthday of jailbird James Earl Ray, who admitted to killing Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968.

5 Celebrity Christmas Songs I Never Want to Hear Again (But Undoubtedly Will)

And now for a little touch of Scrooge. Here are five celebrity Christmas songs I wish would just go away.Merry Christmas (War is Over) by John LennonIt starts out strong enough (“And so this is Christmas…”) but has there ever been a dopier lyric than “Let’s make it a good one / Without any fear”? God bless John Lennon and all, but this is not his strongest effort. Toss in the piercing kiddie backup voices, and this gets my vote for the most irritating holiday song ever.

Fab Weekend With John and Yoko

My friend Gary has a terrific little story about when he met John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1971. He tells it in this YouTube video that uses footage shot by filmmaker Jonas Mekas.Although Gary doesn’t mention it, I’m pretty sure you can also see poet Allen Ginsberg in some of these shots.Thanks, Gary!