80 Days & 40 Nights

The Hours and Times of John Lennon

October 9, 2020, would have been John Lennon’s 80th birthday. December 8th will mark 40 years since his assassination. To commemorate this occasion, the Beatnik Lounge presents a new show on Saturday, November 14th.

Between his birth — which happened as the Nazis conducted an air raid over Liverpool — to his death 40 years later in his adopted home town of New York, John Lennon revolutionized music, art, peace activism and feminism, as a champion of rock and roll, the avant-garde and psychedelic exploration. A flawed role model to millions, with an irreverent charm and a reverence for humanity, part of his lasting appeal was his willingness to expose his own imperfections — while giving childlike expression to the dream of a more peaceful world. 40 years later, his music and his message still resonates across the universe...

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