Remembering John Lennon In the Age of Trump

Like millions of people around the world, I will never forget where I was or how I felt when I heard John Lennon was shot by a deranged fan outside his New York City apartment building on December 8, 1980. It didn’t seem real. Could this really have happened? The world suddenly seemed like a… Read more

Remembering Julia Lennon and Mary McCartney on Mother’s Day

Between the Beatles’ first gig as Quarrymen and their historic appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, they experienced their share of rejection. They did poorly in talent contests, failed auditions, had equipment problems, couldn’t find the right drummer, and were turned down by numerous record companies. Yet even in the face of disappointing set backs,… Read more