Today is John Winston "Ono" Lennon's birthday.  His murder is one of the worst tragedies in the history of Rock & Roll...maybe THE worst.   There are probably a thousand things about his life and career that I could comment on, but I'm gonna just pick two.

I can't imagine how heart-wrenching it must've been for a five year old boy to have to choose between his parents, with the understanding that the other would disappear for years.  Then 12 years later, the one he chose got hit and killed by a car.  So for a lot of his problems and behaviors, I give him a free pass.  Then ... Yoko.  Some did, but I never gave her all the blame for breaking up The Beatles (maybe just 33%).   To me she just seemed like a huge "pain in the ass".

So on this VERY significant date ... John Lennon fans, I definitely salute you!