The Four Horsemen of Abbey Road.
John said, ‘You’ve captured our relationship exactly. Promise me it’ll be on the cover.’ I looked him in the eye and we shook on it.” Leibovitz was the last person to professionally photograph Lennon—he was shot and killed five hours later.
So intensely beautiful.
Just another reason that I wish I could play piano.
Kickass Quilt of the Day: Redditor suziecreamcheese says: “I made a Beatles quilt for my friend’s baby shower.”
I imagine the White Album must have been a welcome respite after Sgt. Pepper.
So much cool here. Except, where is Yellow Submarine?
The glasses just… God, when I saw them, I… I’m breathless.
Why John Lennon had to die? Why?
I’m crying. Why is this a picture.
It’s poignant. Spread this. Create some sort of meaning.
Yoko Ono took this picture. She used it as the cover for her 1981 album “Season of Glass.” Yoko has long been a hard-working activist in the name of reducing gun violence, helping to champion legal causes, raising funds and awareness even to this day (check her twitter account).
She and John were both advocates of conceptual art. They intended to use their fame as a campaign for peace, using cleverly design “advertising slogan,” like peace was a product they were selling. “Give Peace a Chance,” “War is Over, if you want it” “Power to the People,” are all specifically tailored to sound like marketing slogans.
I think Yoko might have had these concepts in mind when making the decision to use this as the cover. It put it in everyone’s face. It put all the causes that they wanted to stand for right up in everybody’s face and forced them to question where they stand. It’s like she’s saying you’re not going to be allowed to forget what John and I tried to do for the world.
Thought of the day XVII
Maybe I don’t hate Sir Paul as much as I thought I did. But, John and George are still better.
…except Paul’s album Memory Almost Full totally fucking rules.