Friend of Green Day and rocknroll’s legendary photographer, Bob Gruen, recently spent an hour with NPR talking about his friend and photographic subject, John Lennon. One of the things I love about Green Day is their obvious love for the history of Rock, particularly the history of punk. In that respect, it’s always great to know the history of your favorite subject. Gruen, a long-time friend of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, gives a straight-forward, funny and heartfelt interview not only on Lennon but also rocknroll history. Take some time to click on the link above and listen.
Today, October 9, 1940 is Lennon’s 70th birthday. We miss you here in NYC, John. The world misses you, too. Thanks, and happy birthday.
Also, thanks to Moffieee for reminding us that today is also John Entwistle’s birthday, too. Visit her Tumblr for a nice tribute to him.
Here’s a nice little message from Yoko Ono on this day:
h/t for interview: AbbeyFox on Twitter; for Yoko Ono message: Beatles on Facebook