Happy Birthday Mr. Lennon

Yesterday was supposedly John Lennon’s 70th birthday. As a New York newcomer, I really experienced the spirit of the city come together when I walked towards Central Park at night. They were screening Michael Epstein’s new documentary LENNONNYC (2010) at Central Park as part of the 48th New York Film Festival. Here’s a synopsis of the documentary as sourced from NYFF2010:

In 1971, John Lennon arrived in New York City and felt reborn: at last living in the country that had dominated his artistic imagination, Lennon and his new bride Yoko Ono found in the city the perfect blend of music, politics, culture, and lifestyle. But those heady first years eventually gave way to a dark period in which both Lennon’s musical career and his personal life almost ran aground—until once again New York City came to his rescue. Using remarkable, rarely seen footage and interviews with many who were close to John, filmmaker Michael Epstein has created a moving, revealing portrait of the music legend’s New York years, detailing not only his triumphs but also some hard times over which he so beautifully recovered in the final years of his tragically curtailed life.

From 6pm onwards Central Park and its upper East and West sides were filled with people. It was a gorgeous evening, and as New York summer comes to an end, it was the perfect night to lounge out with a picnic basket and some wine withe good friends to remember the musical talents and life of Mr. Lennon.

Happy Birthday.

P.S. I’m really loving what the fan’s out there are doing to tribute him – from Youtube tributes campaigns to even nail art as shown here – I love it!

Image Source: The Daily Nail

One Response to “Happy Birthday Mr. Lennon”
  1. Ray says:

    Were those sly Beatles double-entendres intended? :O

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