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Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
09-Oct-10 - 10:56 AM
Thread Name: Google honors John Lennon's 70th birthday
Subject: RE: Google honors John Lennon's 70th birthday
A Lennon story: Shortly before John and Yoko's double ablum came out, there was a long article on John and the satisfaction he was experiencing, being a home-father. I was moved by it, and sent him a letter to the Dakota, including a copy ...of my first Folk Legacy album. We both owed a lot to Lonnie Donnegan and the skiffle bands. Shortly after that, I received a copy of the double album in the mail, with a Dakota hotel return address. No note, but it was still a surprising act of generosity. On Saturday night live, they did a skit with Dan Ackroyd as a foorman at the Dakota, fishing through the garbage cans, hoping to find a copy of the double album. There was a great deal of excitement about its impending release, because no one had an advance copy (except me.) It wasn't until a couple of weeks later when the album was released to the critics.
I've never thought of anyone as inaccessible. After John's murder, I read that security had been very tight and that no mail addressed to him was ever delivered. Except mine.
Folks is folks.
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