Twenty-nine years ago today I awoke to the news that John Lennon had been murdered by a gun-toting lunatic in New York, and it still rankles.
Henry Kissinger, who I believe is still wanted for war crimes in parts of south east Asia, was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1973.
John, whose song ‘Give Peace A Chance’ has become the anthem of peace campaigners everywhere and will likely remain so until the end of time, and who with Yoko did more to promote peace than any man alive and continues to do so through the ongoing poularity of songs like ‘Happy Xmas (War is Over’), was to the best of my knowledge never considered for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Does anyone know whether it can be awarded posthumously? And if so might not a campaign for such an award on the 30th Anniversary of John Winston O’Boogie’s passing be a worthy cause for RBP’s contributors and readers to get behind?