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Bob Gruen: "John and Yoko's son, Sean, was born on John's birthday, October 9th, in 1975. It was a very difficult, caesarean delivery, and in its aftermath, John established himself as one of the hospital's most attentive dads. Some dads would come once or twice a day to participate in the feedings, but John was there for every feeding – every four hours, precisely on time. Right from the beginning, John wanted to be the only one to hold Sean, and he made sure he knew everything that was going on medically with both Yoko and Sean.

John called me when Sean was a month old and asked me to take some photos for his family. I took a lot of shots of him, Sean, and Yoko. John seemed happier than I had ever seen him and was looking forward to spending all his time raising his new son.

John was much more enthusiastic about the photo shoot than Yoko. Since the birth, John had fed and changed Sean, while Yoko recuperated from the delivery. She was still pretty weak, whereas John was busily content in his role as a father.

I understood John's need to be home with Sean, because we had talked before about the opportunities John felt he had lost with Julian, his son with his first wife, Cynthia. John felt he had missed out on really getting to know his older son, and so had resolved to spend as much time with Sean as he could, to raise him himself and really get to know him. John also wanted to become closer to Julian, and over the next few years made considerable efforts to bring Julian more and more into his life." John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon at the Dakota building, NYC; Friday December 12, 1975.
Photos by and © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com
from John Lennon - The New York Years by Bob Gruen
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“‘War is over if you want it.’ Because it was still that same message, the idea that somebody is either going to give us power or [has] taken our power or has made us go to war or not made you go to war or the president did this to us. We are just as responsible as the man who presses the button. It’s that idea of God in the sky is a separate thing, you know? It’s all that separation. It’s all the same thing: nationalities, religions, authority. It’s all the same garbage. As long as we or as long as people imagine that it’s something people are doing to them, they have no control, then. They have no control.” Download #WARISOVER posters from www.WARISOVER.com and display them in your window, school, workplace, car and elsewhere. Post them on your Social Media feeds. Send them as postcards to your friends.

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Over 1.400,000 people have been killed by guns in the U.S.A since John Lennon was shot and killed on December 8, 1980

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
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Today as we think of John and all the great works he gave us, please share your favourite songs, lyrics, quotes, philosophies, artworks, doodles and memories of John in the Comments and elsewhere with love and with the hashtag #JohnLennon

Take a deep dive into the story behind the recording of the Imagine album - featuring interviews with John & Yoko, engineer/architect Eddie Veale (who built their studio at Tittenhurst) Allan Steckler (their A&R Man at Apple Inc.), Aaron Rosand (violinist with The Flux Fiddlers) and additional notes by Kevin Howlett.
http://imaginejohnyoko.com/recording-the-imagine-album/ (link in bio)

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WAR IS OVER!
(If You Want It)
love, John & Yoko
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CRIPPLED INSIDE
Discover the inside story of the making and meaning of John Lennon's song 'Crippled Inside' - in the words of John & Yoko, Klaus Voormann, Steve Brendell, Rod Lynton, Ted Turner and Eddie Klein. #UltimateImagine #ImagineJohnYoko

http://imaginejohnyoko.com/behind-the-music-crippled-inside/

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