Every once in a while, an artist comes along whose genius straddles genres, labels, and generations.
Lennon was more than a musician. He was iconic of his time, representing the changes that America and the world was going through. As both a member of the Beatles and as a solo artist, his ability to create music is nothing short of legendary. Decades after his passing, modern musical artists still look back on Lennon with respect and admiration.
I grew up with Lennon and the Beatles. Like many millennials, my parents are baby boomers who came of age during Beatlemania. When I was a child, my parents would often put on the local oldies station in the car. As I got older, I learned to appreciate how timeless his work is.
Wherever he is, may his memory forever be a blessing.