So John Lennon would have been 70 on October 9 had it not been for those four fatal gunshots by a Catcher in the Rye fanatic.
Instead of dwelling on that ugly bit, people who loved—loves—John Lennon, clief of them Yoko Ono, are looking into celebrating his life this year.
Spearheading the celebrations is the Gimme Some Truth campaign. It is no less than Yoko Ono herself who oversees the campaign.
Gimme Some Truth highlights the worldwide release of eight (8) digitally remastered studio albums, as well as several newly compiled titles.
The Philippines joins the celebration by releasing Double Fantasy, the 1980 Grammy Award Album of the Year, with a newly remixed "Stripped Down" version, as well as restoring 1972's Some Time in New York City to include the six 'Live Jam' recordings featured in the original record.
To celebrate Lennon's life, we present the five Lennon records worthy to be spun all weekend-long! These five are among the eight digitally remastered studio records that the campaign Gimme Some Truth seeks to highlight.
John, we celebrate because you lived.