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John Lennon Memorial Celebration
By Sal Gomez

Fans of John Lennon & The Beatles gathered outside the iconic Capitol Records building in Hollywood last night to remember the fallen musician and peace activities on the 35th anniversary of the rock legends passing.
 Master of ceremonies & peace activist Jerry Rubin lead the event with a “end to gun violence” theme which hung like a veil over the ceremony in light of recent events in Paris & San Bernardino and not lost on the crowd of Lennon fans.

With special guests radio personalities Chris Carter, host of the long running show Breakfast with the Beatles & Les Perry host of Saturday with the Beatles, they spoke of their experiences upon hearing the news of John Lennon’s death but shared the fallen Beatles message of peace and non-violence.

Also speaking last night was Suzanne Verge, President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. These gatherings also allow fans in attendance to address the crowd with songs, poetry, tales of their personal experiences but music is the commonality everyone could relate to and come together.

John Lennon’s music along with the music of The Beatles will always inspire peace and love and non-violence.

As John once wrote, “Nobody told me there’d be days like these” but as evidenced last evening…nobody will ever forget him John once wrote, “Nobody told me there’d be days like these” but as evidenced last evening…nobody will ever forget him.