You can completely see how “in love” Yoko and John were. These two were truly soulmates!
Today (December 8) marks the 30th anniversary of one of the darkest days in music: The day when 40-year-old former Beatle John Lennon was gunned down in front of his New York apartment, by Mark David Chapman. Lennon’s tragic assassination still leaves many fans’ questions unanswered, but a new interview–Lennon’s final print interview, conducted only three days before his death–is finally being published by Rolling Stone magazine this week.
Incredibly, the nine-hour interview was never fully transcribed until recently, and the tapes have been buried in journalist Jonathan Cott’s closet for decades. “It had been 30 years since I listened to them, and when I put them on this totally alive, uplifting voice started speaking on this magical strip of magnetic tape,” Cott marveled to Rolling Stone. “His words are totally joyous and vibrant and hopeful and subversive and fearless. He didn’t mince words
Getting to hear and read Lennon’s all-too-prematurely silenced words from beyond the grave is practically a miracle for Lennon fans, and may even give them the closure they still crave. However, Lennon’s frank talk about “dead heroes”–a pop culture category in which he now sadly belongs–is a bit unsettling.