Monday, December 8, 2008

John & Jim 2 Music Greats

In the strange coincidences of the Universe Book, John Lennon was murdered on this day in 1980 and Jim Morrison was born on this date in 1943. First off, I'm a Rolling Stone fan over the Beatles but I prefer JOHN LENNON over Paul McCartney. I found so much about John Lennon and his furthering human/civil rights. Also the FBI followed him due to Richard Nixon's fear and dislike of Lennon's influence. One of my favorite stories about John Lennon is how he looked at his future wife's art installation. Yoko had a ladder looking up to the ceiling and when John climbed the ladder, the word "YES" was what he found. Also being a David Bowie admirer, knowing that the two collaborated on the song FAME makes me smile.
As for Jim Morrison of the Doors, one of my favorite photographers Annie Leibovitz took the photo of Jim for the cover of ROLLING STONE magazine which is one of the greatest photographs of a Rock Star ever taken. You know the one with Morrison shirtless, baring his chest and his arms out. It is amazing Jim died at 27. Poet, Libertine, Star. What would music and culture be without the two. Thank the Universe we have their music, words and pictures to still stir our souls.

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