Remembering John Lennon And His Legacy 36 Years After His Death
John Lennon transcended the cultural zeitgeist.
Beyond his existence defining a generation, beyond the culture he helped found, John Lennon’s impact goes further than his tragic death thirty-six years ago and has remained the bar to which artists and music compare themselves to.
The legacy of Lennon and The Beatles can’t go understated, there is no questioning this fact.
The sixties are known for the “British Invasion” of rock music, but what can go unnoticed is that from the way they looked, to the way they sounded, an entire generation of men would be made in Lennon’s image.
The sound of counter-culture, the voice of a frustrated youth in a changing society, the iconic shades, and the style of this new generation would transcend nationality.
The iconic John Lennon reflected a new age ideology shared by men everywhere – a new persona defined by an internal conflict spurned by international awareness.
And Lennon was international, his words against a world wrapped in conflict would ignite the passions of an entire movement of rebellion towards archaic politics at large.
At the time, breakthrough anthems such as “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” would unite the young and restless against the Vietnam War.
To this day, the sounds of “Give Peace a Chance” and “Imagine” continue to heal where violence ignites. Without the influence of Lennon, even the shape of cinema would not be the same.
The Beatles would influence monumental works such as Hard Days Night and Across the Universe ensured the survival of Lennon and the legacy he would leave society at large.
John Lennon forever will the man who defined the modern man, defined culture, and society.
An icon who saw the world in a way that educates people about themselves by seeing the world as a collective. John Lennon’s life persists in such a way that makes us better.
Is that not the mark of a true individual?