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John Lennon "Please please me, oh yeah, like I please you"...

John Lennon "Please please me, oh yeah, like I please you" 
#OnThisDay, 11th January 1963, The Beatles released the Lennon penned 'Please Please Me' it was the band's first single to reach no. 1.
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"Please please me, oh yeah, like I please you" #OnThisDay, 11th January 1963, The Beatles released the Lennon penned 'Please Please Me' it was the band's first single to reach no. 1. https://play.spotify.com/track/2Iccm3cKBQHWt5yk0yX9nh
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John Lennon "Our society is being run by insane people for insane objectives."
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#WARISOVER
"Our society is being run by insane people for insane objectives." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7hxfGf7lyA #WARISOVER
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John Lennon "Living is easy with eyes closed..."
"Living is easy with eyes closed..."
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John Lennon "This is my story both humble and true, take it to pieces and mend it with glue."

#OnThisDay, 15th January 1970, Bag One, John's exhibition of lithographs depicting John & Yoko's wedding, honeymoon and Bed-In, opened at London Arts Gallery, Bond Street, London. 

Find out more at http://www.johnlennonartworks.com/collections/bag-one/
"This is my story both humble and true, take it to pieces and mend it with glue." #OnThisDay, 15th January 1970, Bag One, John's exhibition of lithographs depicting John & Yoko's wedding, honeymoon and Bed-In, opened at London Arts Gallery, Bond Street, London. Find out more at http://www.johnlennonartworks.com/collections/bag-one/
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John Lennon John Lennon 
photographed by Bob Gruen, 29 Aug 1974 NYC

Bob Gruen tells the story of the shoot:

In late August, just after I had returned from a twelve-day tour of Japan with Yoko, John called and said that he needed pictures taken for his Walls and Bridges album.

The art director wanted to have a series of pictures, all of his face the same size with different expressions. Then they would cut the pictures into flaps, so you would have one series of his eyes, one of his mouth, another of his nose, and you could rearrange them in different faces and expressions, like a toy. John said they wanted him to go to a studio to get the photos taken, but he didn't want to go through the whole formal process, which would mean makeup and styling and various assistants fussing; it could take a day or two out of his schedule. He asked me to shoot the whole series of pictures just of his face. He was staying in a penthouse apartment on the East Side, and I figured I could just go over there and we could take pictures on his roof patio. It would take an hour and be done, instead of making it a whole big production. And that's pretty much how it turned out-the whole session took only a fraction of the afternoon.

I took dozens of photos of John wearing different eyeglasses, and at one point he ended up putting all the glasses on at once. It's become a really well-known photograph, and I think I know why it resonates with people. When you're looking at that picture, even though John has all these glasses on, you can look through them all straight to his eyes.

When we finished his face shots, John suggested we take more pictures so we'd have the publicity kit ready when the album was released. John posed on the roof in his black jacket. The whole skyline was visible, and I had an idea to play on the New York theme. I had given John a New York City T-shirt a year before. I used to buy them all the time on the street in Times Square and had a half dozen of them myself. One night on the way to see John at the studio I'd bought one for him and cut the sleeves off with my Buck knife, to complete the "New York" look. I asked if he still had the shirt, and he said yes. Fully a year and several moves after I'd given it to him, he still knew exactly where it was. I suggested he put it on, pointing out that it was the perfect time to wear it. He disappeared for a minute and came back up to the roof wearing the shirt.

We had a good time that day, and John enjoyed having his picture taken. He'd been posing for pictures for years, ever since he was first in a band. He knew how to do it and posing came naturally to him. John saw it as part of show business, which it very much is. Like a good model, John would change positions and his expressions while I took photos. I don't give a lot of direction; I'm not one of those photographers who shouts, "Give me more, baby!" I'm actually pretty quiet when I take pictures and let my subjects find their poses naturally. Some photographers love to give direction, but I feel that if I tell people what to do, they're more likely to focus on pleasing me, rather than just being themselves. My style worked well with John. He and I would usually chat and make jokes while we worked. I would keep up a conversation and the pictures would inevitably become part of it.

I think people are drawn to the New York City picture because John is so relaxed. I once heard a graduate class in communications critique the photo of John in the New York T-shirt. One student described it as "self-revelatory"-the shirt says New York, the background says New York. The crossed arms and cut-off shirt say New York attitude. New York is represented as a strong, independent idea, and John is as well. The class felt he was also a bit aloof; he's got a rock star's distance, in that he's got sunglasses on, even though it feels like he's looking you right in the eye.

One of the reasons I like this picture so much is that John wasn't posing as a New Yorker - he was a New Yorker. And he was proud of it.

~ Bob Gruen

Bob Gruen's photographic book, 'John Lennon: The New York Years' is available on Amazon at bit.ly/JLTNYY

Photo © 1974 Bob Gruen
To purchase a print or license this photo, email Bob Gruen's Studio at info@bobgruen.com
Image #: C-167

See more of Bob' Gruen's John & Yoko Ono photos at http://www.bobgruen.com/john-lennon-yoko-ono/
John Lennon photographed by Bob Gruen, 29 Aug 1974 NYC Bob Gruen tells the story of the shoot: In late August, just after I had returned from a twelve-day tour of Japan with Yoko, John called and said that he needed pictures taken for his Walls and Bridges album. The art director wanted to have a series of pictures, all of his face the same size with different expressions. Then they would cut the pictures into flaps, so you would have one series of his eyes, one of his mouth, another of his nose, and you could rearrange them in different faces and expressions, like a toy. John said they wanted him to go to a studio to get the photos taken, but he didn't want to go through the whole formal process, which would mean makeup and styling and various assistants fussing; it could take a day or two out of his schedule. He asked me to shoot the whole series of pictures just of his face. He was staying in a penthouse apartment on the East Side, and I figured I could just go over there and we could take pictures on his roof patio. It would take an hour and be done, instead of making it a whole big production. And that's pretty much how it turned out-the whole session took only a fraction of the afternoon. I took dozens of photos of John wearing different eyeglasses, and at one point he ended up putting all the glasses on at once. It's become a really well-known photograph, and I think I know why it resonates with people. When you're looking at that picture, even though John has all these glasses on, you can look through them all straight to his eyes. When we finished his face shots, John suggested we take more pictures so we'd have the publicity kit ready when the album was released. John posed on the roof in his black jacket. The whole skyline was visible, and I had an idea to play on the New York theme. I had given John a New York City T-shirt a year before. I used to buy them all the time on the street in Times Square and had a half dozen of them myself. One night on the way to see John at the studio I'd bought one for him and cut the sleeves off with my Buck knife, to complete the "New York" look. I asked if he still had the shirt, and he said yes. Fully a year and several moves after I'd given it to him, he still knew exactly where it was. I suggested he put it on, pointing out that it was the perfect time to wear it. He disappeared for a minute and came back up to the roof wearing the shirt. We had a good time that day, and John enjoyed having his picture taken. He'd been posing for pictures for years, ever since he was first in a band. He knew how to do it and posing came naturally to him. John saw it as part of show business, which it very much is. Like a good model, John would change positions and his expressions while I took photos. I don't give a lot of direction; I'm not one of those photographers who shouts, "Give me more, baby!" I'm actually pretty quiet when I take pictures and let my subjects find their poses naturally. Some photographers love to give direction, but I feel that if I tell people what to do, they're more likely to focus on pleasing me, rather than just being themselves. My style worked well with John. He and I would usually chat and make jokes while we worked. I would keep up a conversation and the pictures would inevitably become part of it. I think people are drawn to the New York City picture because John is so relaxed. I once heard a graduate class in communications critique the photo of John in the New York T-shirt. One student described it as "self-revelatory"-the shirt says New York, the background says New York. The crossed arms and cut-off shirt say New York attitude. New York is represented as a strong, independent idea, and John is as well. The class felt he was also a bit aloof; he's got a rock star's distance, in that he's got sunglasses on, even though it feels like he's looking you right in the eye. One of the reasons I like this picture so much is that John wasn't posing as a New Yorker - he was a New Yorker. And he was proud of it. ~ Bob Gruen Bob Gruen's photographic book, 'John Lennon: The New York Years' is available on Amazon at bit.ly/JLTNYY Photo © 1974 Bob Gruen To purchase a print or license this photo, email Bob Gruen's Studio at [email protected] Image #: C-167 See more of Bob' Gruen's John & Yoko Ono photos at http://www.bobgruen.com/john-lennon-yoko-ono/
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photograph by Kieran 'Spud' Murphy, 26 May 1971
during the 'Imagine' recording sessions at John & Yoko's home, Tittenhurst Park, Ascot.

Hand tinted by Alex Aiken at Perfect Day 
©1971/2004 Yoko Ono Lennon 
Used for the cover of the CD & DVD 'Lennon Legend' 2004.
John Lennon photograph by Kieran 'Spud' Murphy, 26 May 1971 during the 'Imagine' recording sessions at John & Yoko's home, Tittenhurst Park, Ascot. Hand tinted by Alex Aiken at Perfect Day ©1971/2004 Yoko Ono Lennon Used for the cover of the CD & DVD 'Lennon Legend' 2004.
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John Lennon "Please please me, oh yeah, like I please you" 
#OnThisDay, 11th January 1963, The Beatles released the Lennon penned 'Please Please Me' it was the band's first single to reach no. 1.
https://play.spotify.com/track/2Iccm3cKBQHWt5yk0yX9nh
"Please please me, oh yeah, like I please you" #OnThisDay, 11th January 1963, The Beatles released the Lennon penned 'Please Please Me' it was the band's first single to reach no. 1. https://play.spotify.com/track/2Iccm3cKBQHWt5yk0yX9nh
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John Lennon "Strange days indeed..."
#OnThisDay, 9th January 1984, Nobody Told Me from Milk and Honey was released as a single in the UK.
"Strange days indeed..." #OnThisDay, 9th January 1984, Nobody Told Me from Milk and Honey was released as a single in the UK.
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John Lennon "We think we have the right to have a say in the future, and we think the future is made in your mind."
"We think we have the right to have a say in the future, and we think the future is made in your mind."
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John Lennon Sir George Martin
3 January 1926 - 8 March 2016

Please share your tributes and memories in the comments.
Sir George Martin 3 January 1926 - 8 March 2016 Please share your tributes and memories in the comments.
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John Lennon #Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky

Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too

Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

John Lennon, 1971
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkgkThdzX-8
#Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people Living life in peace You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will be as one Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people Sharing all the world You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will live as one John Lennon, 1971 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkgkThdzX-8
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John Lennon In today's New York Times. Put it in your window.
Happy New Year. love, Yoko (and John!)
In today's New York Times. Put it in your window. Happy New Year. love, Yoko (and John!)
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John Lennon Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky

Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too

Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

John Lennon, 1971
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkgkThdzX-8
Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people Living life in peace You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will be as one Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people Sharing all the world You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will live as one John Lennon, 1971 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkgkThdzX-8
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John Lennon “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” John Lennon always imagined a better world. #ImagineNoHunger by supporting #Hungerthon and getting the exclusive John Lennon “Imagine There’s No Hunger” Campfire Mug: www.hungerthon.org
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” John Lennon always imagined a better world. #ImagineNoHunger by supporting #Hungerthon and getting the exclusive John Lennon “Imagine There’s No Hunger” Campfire Mug: www.hungerthon.org
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John Lennon Urdu
WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It) 
love, John & Yoko 
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John Lennon 'PEACE' from the new range on the updated official John Lennon store. See the full range at https://store.johnlennon.com
'PEACE' from the new range on the updated official John Lennon store. See the full range at https://store.johnlennon.com
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John Lennon “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” John Lennon always imagined a better world. #ImagineNoHunger by supporting #Hungerthon and getting the exclusive John Lennon “Imagine There’s No Hunger” Campfire Mug: www.hungerthon.org
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” John Lennon always imagined a better world. #ImagineNoHunger by supporting #Hungerthon and getting the exclusive John Lennon “Imagine There’s No Hunger” Campfire Mug: www.hungerthon.org
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John Lennon Indonesian
WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It) 
love, John & Yoko 
Free WAR IS OVER artworks in hundreds of different languages at www.WARISOVER.com
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Indonesian WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It) love, John & Yoko Free WAR IS OVER artworks in hundreds of different languages at www.WARISOVER.com Download and print them out! Share on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter using the tag #WARISOVER
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John Lennon “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” John Lennon always imagined a better world. #ImagineNoHunger by supporting #Hungerthon and getting the exclusive John Lennon “Imagine There’s No Hunger” Campfire Mug: www.hungerthon.org
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” John Lennon always imagined a better world. #ImagineNoHunger by supporting #Hungerthon and getting the exclusive John Lennon “Imagine There’s No Hunger” Campfire Mug: www.hungerthon.org
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John Lennon “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” John Lennon always imagined a better world. #ImagineNoHunger by supporting #Hungerthon and getting the exclusive John Lennon “Imagine There’s No Hunger” Campfire Mug: www.hungerthon.org
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” John Lennon always imagined a better world. #ImagineNoHunger by supporting #Hungerthon and getting the exclusive John Lennon “Imagine There’s No Hunger” Campfire Mug: www.hungerthon.org
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John Lennon WAR IS OVER
(if you want it)
Happy Holidays
love, John & Yoko
WAR IS OVER (if you want it) Happy Holidays love, John & Yoko
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WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It) 
love, John & Yoko 
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