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Have you noticed today's Google logo or doodle? If you mouse over the image will show the title John Lennon's 70th birthday which will be celebrated on October 9. A great treat for Octoberfest right?

John Lennon's birthday this year will be celebrated with lots of different activities hosted by different groups. There will be concerts, museum, a discussions and screening of documentaries  as tribute, sealing of a time capsule filled with Lennon’s music and items contributed by fans and a lot more.

I'm so glad that John Lennon's will have an en-grande celebration. For this will give today's generation to know more about famous personalities who have a lot of contribution in music industry not just a solo artist but also a group. Lennon is also a member of the most popular band in the 60's with their song being played and revive time and time again. This year The Beatles (Lennon's band group), was also tribute by reality talent search American Idol in which contestants performed hit songs of the said band. One of the songs who became a hit after performed in AI was Across the Universe which was also revived by Fiona Apple.

Let's go back with today's Google doodle : John Lennon, Have you tried clicking the logo? If you clicked it perhaps you will see the video embedded below.

The video featured one of the most popular song of John Lennon after he left his band The Beatles entitled Imagine. The song is really inspiring, I actually like its lyrics particularly, " Imagine there's no countries,
It isn't hard to do, Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too ". An achievement of great peace on earth. Well, Lennon was really an activist, a peace activist actually. I've watch one of the documentaries about his life in Discovery Channel which features his life in New York having a death threats and even wire tapped his telephone and already anticipated his death sooner. Anyway, here's a few excerpt from Wikipedia about his life as an activist.
Lennon revealed a rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, his writing, on film, and in interviews, and became controversial through his work as a peace activist. He moved to New York City in 1971, where his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy attempt by Richard Nixon's administration to deport him, while his songs were adapted as anthems by the anti-war movement. Disengaging himself from the music business in 1975 to devote time to his family, Lennon reemerged in 1980 with a comeback album, Double Fantasy, but was murdered three weeks after its release.
I just miss being called as John Lennon for having a long hair like his :(
Imagine Lyrics

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 that 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 that 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