Eddie Vedder – one of my favourite artists in THE world – covered John Lennon‘s Imagine at Super Bock Super Rock, a (rock) festival in Portugal on the 18th of July.
The song recently went viral and you can now buy the song on iTunes to support Heartbeat.fm, an organization that uses music to to foster peace between Israel and Palestine.
Mark David Chapman, better known as the man that killed John Lennon outside the Dakota apartment building in New York where he lived with his wife, Yoko said “I am sorry for causing that type of pain. I am sorry for such an idiot and choosing the wrong way for glory.”
John Lennon was shot 5 times on December 8th 1980 by Mark. He also shot Yoko 4 times, but she thankfully made it through.
I wasn’t born at the time of Lennon’s death but I know that the world changed after that day… John was loved by so many, he was a warrior, fought for what he believed and thought, he had “it”.
Chapman, a man that is hated by millions revealed in a 2010 hearing that he had also considered shooting talk show host Johnny Carson or actress Elizabeth Taylor but had opted to target the Beatle as he thought he was more accessible.
What can I say…?! There are some very messed up people in this world.
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one…. I hope someday you join us and the world will live as one…”