To paraphrase a quote, "The best decision a celebrity can ever make is to die at the height of their fame."Can anyone honestly say that a live John Lennon would even begin to live up to the hype that his legacy bestows upon him? Probably not. I know everyone here just loves bashing the Star Wars prequels, so imagine if George Lucas passed away in 1996 while "The Phantom Menace" was still in pre-pre-production, we'd all be thinking that "The Phantom Menace" would have been the world's greatest film ever made and cursing ourselves for not being in that alternate universe where "The Phantom Menace" was made unabated by tragedy.In the future, death will be optional. We are on the precipice of some very exciting medical research that, at the very least, promises to greatly extend life if not allow it to continue infinitely. By the year 2100, 60 will be the new 40 and people will wonder how we ever got by in a civilization where "prime health years" were only from 16-34.Just imagine...
I must be the only person in the world who thinks "Imagine" is overrated. It's an excellent song. But personally, I don't want to imagine there's no Heaven or religion.
@DontWorshipCelebs That has to be the stupidest and most assinine post I've ever read here. John Lennon was tragically murdered. Regardless of whether you like his work or if you think his career had already peaked, his death was senseless. What you are saying is that Kurt Cobain's suicide only elevated his career because he killed himself at his peak before he could have become another has-been. Who cares. Every artist has their highs and lows. We remember them for their best work. George Lucas is no exception. By your logic he should have killed himself back in 1983.
I choose to remember all the joy that his music brought into my life.
"I must be the only person in the world who thinks "Imagine" is overrated."Since you're basing that on a religious point of view, sadly, no.We all unfortunately have to wait until the day that all people stop believing in ancient fantasies...
I like interesting characters whether or not I agree with their values, beliefs or politics. I may not have agreed with all of his hippie nonsense, but Lennon was an interesting guy. His transformation from pop star to activist to househusband captivated the public and myself 30 years after it all happened. When he was criticized for becoming a househusband, he confronted his critics in an honest way. This is diametric to the way celebrities hide behind publicists today.I am especially interested in the dynamics of his friendship, love and subsequent feud with McCartney. They traded jabs in some of their songs and then got to the point, just before Lennon's death, where they could make small talk on the phone.Legacy? Legend? I don't look at it that way. The guy was just plain interesting.
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