Today would’ve been John Lennon’s 70th birthday. A lot of people are saying they can’t imagine him as an old man, but I totally can– white hair, walking around Central Park with Yoko, just a little more slowly.
This morning on Weekend Edition they played excerpts from the tapes made when he was interviewed for Rolling Stone in 1980 just a few weeks before he was shot. I’d forgotten how wonderful his voice is to listen to. He sounds so together and hopeful and content during the interview– the descriptions of how creative he was feeling, his life as a father and husband, and his take on what it was like to be a Beatle, and how to be a rockstar grown up. Its a great listen, definitely worth checking out.