John Lennon would be celebrating his 70th birthday on October 9, and his widow Yoko Ono is putting together a memorial in Iceland. Not Liverpool, where the Beatles began, not the Upper West Side, where John lived in his later life…Iceland. Is she trying to get Iceland’s tourism up or something? Could she not have picked something further? It’s not like folks totally adore her anyway, but now there’s going to be a lot of disgruntled fans (like us) who are thinking that maybe Yoko could have done something people could have been involved in, without having to sell a kidney for a plane ticket.
Yoko is going to light the Imagine Peace Tower memorial on the island of Vioey in his honor. She inaugurated the “tower of light” in 2007, which basically has prism like-searchlights projecting onto a white stone monument that has the words “Imagine Peace” carved into it in 24 languages. Which, in itself is beautiful and totally honors John’s legacy. We just wish it could have been more accessible!
The piece de resistance is that Yoko is going to perform with her band, the Plastic Ono Band! Right then, Iceland it is. Fine with us! We love you, John!
[Typed while running as far away as possible from the sounds of the Plastic Ono Band.]
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