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♪♫A Crowd of People Stood And Stared

In Children's Literacy, Film, John Lennon, K-12 Education, Music, Popular Culture, Rosemary's Baby, The Beatles on March 12, 2011 at 11:57 AM

Hello Everybully!

And to this week’s edition of Songs on Saturday!

As you all know, I’m parked in New York fur a while. She loves Central Park especially in winter because New York can be very unpleasant in summer. Wicked hot! And humid. Sooo not bulldog weather. But in winter and fall, New York is where I’d rather stay!

The first thing I did was go to Central Park. If you park on Central Park West and 66-89 streets, it’s a pleasant walk from the West side to the East side with lots of interesting stops to contemplate and admire.

The Dakota Building 1968

The Dakota Building... 2011

We parked on W74th and CPW, then walked down to W 72 to The Dakota, the landmark building famous fur being the location of Roman Polanski’s horror classic Rosemary’s Baby.

Until December 8, 1980 when the Dakota, at 1 West 72nd street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and considered one of the city’s finest apartment buildings, became the location of John Lennon’s tragic murder.

John Lennon was gunned down in front of the building he called home since 1973.

The platform behind me on the right in this picture is where he fell.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono, like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, were beloved symbols of New York City. His tragic and senseless murder shocked and saddened the entire world.

JohnLennonArtwork.comAcross the street is Strawberry Fields’. This tear-shaped section of Central Park named after the popular Beatles’ song Strawberry Fields Forever stretches from 71st to 74th streets along Central Park West.

Intended as an ‘International Garden of Peace’, the idea was conceived by Yoko Ono in 1981. She donated $1 million of her own money to the project. In preparation for the area, Yoko ran an ad in the New York Times requesting rocks, plants and stones to be donated from nations around the world. As a result, 161 varieties of plants are included in the area representing the 121 countries who endorse this Garden of Peace.Imagine mosaic

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

free music

Goodwill Energies I project
On Each and Every one of you
Each and Every day!

“And there came to be evening and there came to be morning…”

That’s life today!


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