Had he not been killed in 1980, John Lennon would have turned 70 years old today. In addition to being a moderately successful musician :), Lennon was a tireless advocate for peace and a voice of reason, something we could use now, more than ever. In honor of his birthday, I’ve chosen his song God, a thought provoking meditation on hero worship, something about which Lennon knew quite a bit.
Bonus video: Here’s Sean Lennon (with Rufus Wainwright and Robert Schwartzman) performing the Beatles hits This Boy and Julia. There’s a very cute audio clip at the beginning of John talking with Sean when he was a toddler. Check out Sean’s vocal solo at about 1:45 into the clip – you can hear his father’s voice.