Playlist Monday: Happy Birthday to John Lennon!

John Lennon, undeniably one of the most influential voices in music, would be celebrating his 73rd birthday this Wednesday, October 9th. Lennon is best known for his charisma in the Beatles, his drive for peace activism during the Vietnam War, and his ability to provoke deep thought through his songs. He will forever be remembered as one of the greatest musicians of all time. To celebrate Lennon’s life, Rock On Philly compiled a playlist of 12 songs written and sung by Lennon to listen to throughout the week. Happy Birthday to John Lennon!

“If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal.” – John Lennon


1. “Real Love”


2. “Don’t Let Me Down”


3. “The Ballad of John and Yoko”


4. “Beautiful Boy”


5. “Across the Universe”


6. “Instant Karma”


7. “I Call Your Name”


8. “Mind Games”


9. “Working Class Hero”


10. “Give Peace a Chance”


11. “Come Together”


12. “Imagine”

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