12/08/2015

Weekly Basslines #163: Imagine (John Lennon, Yellowjackets feat. Randy Crawford)

35 years ago on December 8th 1980 a man and his vision for a better world was shot dead in New York.

R.I.P. John Lennon

Imagine is the biggest song of his solo carrier. The Rolling Stone magazine ranked "Imagine" at #3 in its list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".

Here's the original video clip John and Yoko filmed on a misty day in June 1971 at their home in Tittenhurst Park Ascot, England.







In 1999 BMI named "Imagine" one of the top 100 most performed songs of the 20th century. Here's a very nice version by The Yellowjackets feat. Randy Crawford.
 
 
 


To me the message of this song is as topical as never before in these times of terror all over the world, so we should never forget these wise words of John Lennon.