40TH BIRTHDAY:

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9 Responses to “40TH BIRTHDAY:”

  1. mcarp555 says:

    Even though this is a happy time, it’s so hard to look at this and not feel sad.

  2. Ishie says:

    My thoughts exactly.
    This period of time was such a turning point for the Lennons. It was supposed to be a ‘new beginning’. Sean was 5, John 40 and it was time to get back to the music. They made it through the 70′s with bumps and bruises along the way but were uplifted in 1975 with the birth of Sean. They had recharged and had a story to share …
    The legacy, the lessons and the love were left for us in the words, the music, the photographs and the letters.
    “it’s been so long since we took the time, no ones to blame I know time flies so quickly” ….

  3. Kwai Chang says:

    Oblio is about to be banished from the Land Of Point.
    (No ‘triangle toss’ allowed in the house)
    Any way you slice it…The happiest and the saddest Oct. 9…in history.
    I’m not sure if I don’t want to face it, but I can only see four candles…

  4. Alex of the Bronx says:

    Yes that Autumn 1980 was a great period for John and Beatle fans. Like you said Ishie, it was a new beginning that came to such a horrible end.
    Sort of reinforced the lyric ” Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans ” . Always spooked me how that line was an unintenional prophecy.
    I remember when I first saw this pix in the newspapers and thought something like the Magical Mystery Tour magicians give Sean a birthday party.
    The memories.

  5. Jennifer says:

    Just too sweet, thanks so much for sharing this and all the other great pictures today. : )

  6. Tammy says:

    This is the first time i’ve seen the photo uncropped, usuall you don’t see Yoko.

  7. Jorge says:

    Ishie,

    You took the words right out of my mouth

  8. Delaware Dave says:

    That was a magical fall season. “Double Fantasy” was on the way, John & Yoko were out and about in the press. The air was alive. My friend Mark and I spent time around the Dakota trying to meet John, to no avail. We always thought we would have “next week, next Saturday…you know?” It just never occured to us, what was to be. Imagine the unimaginable. Still very emotional to me, that was the end of my childhood. I thank god for the music, all of it. What memories, too…

  9. Jason Cox says:

    It’s so hard not to think about what would happen 2 months down the road. So sad. Jerk of all Jerk’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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