“Genius,” released to coincide with the 32nd anniversary of John Lennon’s tragic December 8th death, has received more than 100,000 views in four days (now 133,000+).
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The Beatles have had a major impact on culture the world over (and continue to have), but not necessarily for good.
Eric Barger of Take A Stand Ministries says: "Just think if The Beatles had met a Ray Comfort in 1965 instead of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1967. Might our culture now be quite different?"
"Sex and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll is all my brain and body needs" - Ian Dury & The Blockheads
Many in this audience remember the Beatles and their rock 'n' roll group saying they were "more popular than Jesus." Some of you, I suspect, also remember the Saturday Evening Post article (July 1964) on the Beatles which contained the following: "It's incredible, absolutely incredible," said Beatles' press officer Derek Taylor. "Here are these four boys from Liverpool. They're rude, they're profane, they're vulgar, and they've taken over the world. It's as if they founded a new religion. They're completely anti-Christ. I mean, I'm anti-Christ as well, but they're so anti-Christ that they shock me, which isn't an easy thing."
Now forty years later, John Lennon and the Beatles are back in the headlines. ABC News and reporter Jonathan Karl featured on September 5, 2006 an exclusive interview with Yoko Ono entitled "Yoko Ono on John Lennon and the FBI" in which Yoko Ono hypes an upcoming film "The U.S. vs. John Lennon." According to ABC News "Yoko Ono cooperated with the filmmakers, opening her archives of rarely seen footage of the couple's fight for peace." One thing that brought us together, says Yoko Ono, "was the fact that both of us were rebels in so many ways." The film portrays Lennon's fight to stay in the United States after involving himself in pro-Communist activities and demonstrations (the FBI file on Lennon consisted of 300 pages of text). It will be interesting to see if the film mention's Lennon's pro-Communist song "Working Class Hero" which he dedicated to the Communist revolution.
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Yoko Ono Knows No Peace