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  Flickr: John Lennon Wall - Prague Czech Republic
The Lennon Wall was formerly an ordinary historic wall in Prague, but since the 1980s, people have filled it with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles songs.
Young Czechs would write grievances on the wall and in a report of the time this led to a clash between hundreds of students and security police on the nearby Charles Bridge.
The wall is owned by the Knights of the Maltese Cross, who graciously allowed graffiti to continue on what actually is a lovely Renaissance wall, and is located at Velkopřevorské náměstí (Grand Priory Square), Malá Strana.
www.flickr.com /groups/lennonwall   (417 words)

 Encyclopedia: Lennon Wall   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Since the collapse of communism, the Lennon Wall has come to be seen not only as a memorial to the fallen singer, but also a monument to free speech and to Prague's non-violent rebellion against the repressions of neo-Stalinism.
After Lennon's death on December 8, 1980, an anonymous group of young fans created a mock tombstone for Lennon within a recess of a wall that forms the backside of a 14th century churchyard in Prague.
Lennon almost certainly would have agreed with the idea of a wall bearing his name that was used as a forum for peace, non-violent protest, and free speech.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Lennon-Wall   (711 words)

 List of John Lennon Tributes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aptly entitled 'John Lennon: The Tribute Concert', the concert was held on the bank of the River Mersey in Liverpool.
In the same year, Lennon was voted 8th by the British public in the "100 Greatest Britons" poll run by the BBC.
John Lennon Park was built in Cuba as a memorial to the musician.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_John_Lennon_Tributes   (1401 words)

 Lennon Wall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The wall continuously undergoes change and the original portrait of Lennon is long lost under layers of new paints.
Even when the wall was re-painted by some autorities - second day it was again full of poems and flowers.
Contemporary the wall is a symbol of youth ideals (mostly the love and peace).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lennon_Wall   (240 words)

While some of the writing on the Lennon wall during the 1980s was naive, much of it was politically resonant.
During Lennon's lifetime, his attempts to use his pop stardom as a platform for a political agenda were strongly criticized.
For fans of Lennon, it is a sad but fitting irony that his violent death led to a serious legacy -- the creation of a irrepressible venue for political speech in Prague that ultimately played a role in the non-violent Velvet Revolution.
www.rferl.org /features/2000/12/06122000160734.asp   (1180 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Lennon's peace message still strong
Her comments were a reminder that Lennon was almost as famous for his peace campaigning as well as his music, and often combined the two.
One of the songs Lennon is most famous for is Imagine, which he recorded in 1971, accompanied by a fl and white video of him singing it at a white piano.
The song was a number one hit when it was re-released shortly after Lennon's death in 1980, and in 1999 it was voted the UK's favourite lyric in a poll, and the second greatest song of the millennium.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/entertainment/2892495.stm   (672 words)

 John Lennon - Imagine Gold Disc: Original Master Recording - Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs/Capitol Records   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The tremor felt around the world on the eve of John Lennon's murder was that of John turning into the demigod that he has since become.
Imagine was produced by John Lennon and 'wall of sound' master, Phil Spector.
Obscured somewhat by the 'wall of sound' orchestral accompaniment that creeps in as the song progresses, it doesn't detract from the beauty of the song, lyrically and musically.
www.musictap.net /Reviews/LennonJohnImagineMFSL.html   (821 words)

 John Lennon Wall in Prague   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Finally, attached is the scanned photo of the John Lennon Wall in Prague,
It is the John Lennon Wall covered in
Lennon was a hero to the pacifist youth
beatles.ncf.ca /prague500.html   (275 words)

 Lennon, John Winston - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Lennon, John Winston   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On Rock 'n' Roll (1975) Lennon covered non-original songs that the Beatles had played in the early 1960s.
At the height of Beatlemania, Lennon published two small books of his drawings and nonsense writings, In His Own Write (1964) and A Spaniard in the Works (1965).
An anthology of Lennon's solo work and an album of previously unrecorded material, Wonsaponatime, were both released in 1998.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Lennon%2c+John+Winston   (254 words)

 At The Lennon Wall
The John Lennon Wall, where young people repeatedly expressed opinions that were painted over by Communist authorities during the Cold War—is not just a silent monument of past days, but rather an interactive symbol that continues to raise questions about freedom of expression and about what the wall really stands for.
At first the wall was used mostly for writing messages to Lennon or relating to his songs, such as “We miss you John“ and “All you need is love.“ But later these messages were replaced by more political ones, directed to Czechoslovakian authorities.
After restoration, the wall was painted white and the public was invited to contribute messages and drawings as before, and the new graffiti appeared almost immediately.
members.tripod.com /thewal1/8/news5.html   (868 words)

 BBC News | SHOWBIZ | Lennon Street planned for Serbian city   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John Lennon is to have a street in Yugoslavia's second city, Novi Sad, named after him as part of a new trend of honouring worldwide cultural icons in the country.
The star's image is also a symbol for peace and freedom at Prague's Lennon Wall, which was originally a makeshift billboard for dissidents during the communist era.
The art, which depicts Lennon's relationship with Ono and their son Sean their lives, is on display in west London's Harbour Yard gallery until Sunday, 9 September.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/entertainment/1531369.stm   (353 words)

 Radio Prague - News
The museum is a short walk from an outdoor wall where graffiti and poems surround a Lennon portrait painted by an unknown artist shortly after the former Beatle's murder in 1980.
The wall was somehow left untouched by authorities during the former communist era which ended in 1989, and today remains a symbol of Czech freedom.
Lennon fans gather at the wall for candlelight memorials every December 8, the anniversary of his death.
www.radio.cz /en/news/48424   (665 words)

 John Lennon News
On this date in 1967, John Lennon bought an antique poster that was an advertisment for a circus coming to Richdale, Lancashire, in February 1843.
PARIS - Yoko Ono, the widow of slain Beatle John Lennon, and the couple's only son Sean, are to appear next month in a one-off performance of music, modern art and video, a Paris theatre said.
Japanese artist Yoko Ono and her son Sean Lennon are teaming up for a one-off multi-media performance in Paris, France.
rss.topix.net /who/john-lennon   (650 words)

Before the "velvet revolution" of 1989, the "John Lennon Wall" was used for political purposes by the Prague youth.
After Lennon's violent death on 8 December 1980, an image of him, accompanied by Beatles lyrics was painted on the wall.
This wall is virtually begging for "graffiti" to be sprayed upon, which was subsequently done in abundance.
www.robinvankoert.co.uk /FotoPage.htm   (1459 words)

 Prague : Historic Buildings & Monuments   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The wall is named after singer John Lennon, whose huge image is spray-painted on the wall's center.
Following his 1980 death, Lennon became a hero of freedom, pacifism, and counterculture throughout Eastern Europe, and this monument was born.
During Communist rule, the wall's pro-democracy and other slogans were regularly whitewashed, only to be repainted by the faithful.
www.frommers.com /destinations/print-narrative.cfm?destID=63&catID=0063021197   (1304 words)

 Lennon Wall - Prague Travel Guide - VirtualTourist.com
John Lennon was a folk hero in Communist Czechoslovakia, and the wall grew to fame in the 80s.
John Lennon never came here (as far as I know!) but the wall is called the Lennon wall because originally Beatles lyrics seemed to dominate the graffiti that covered the wall.
We walked past the Lennon wall when we were in Prague in March '06 and thought we would have to see it again but we were surprised to see this bust of John Lennon fixed to the wall a little further down from where the mural is on our return in December '06.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Europe/Czech_Republic/Hlavni_Mesto_Praha/Prague-400455/Off_the_Beaten_Path-Prague-Lennon_Wall-BR-1.html   (884 words)

 BeatleLinks Fab Forum - Yoko Ono opens John Lennon's childhood home to the public
Lennon lived at 251 Menlove Avenue in the Liverpool suburb of Woolton from age 5 — when his parents separated and he went to live with his Aunt Mimi — until he was 23.
Lennon lived at Mendips, in Menlove Avenue, Woolton, with his Aunt Mimi from the age of five to 23.
The central focus of the house was the morning room where Lennon ate his favourite meal of egg and chips at a drop-leaf table while Mimi repaired clothes on her Singer sewing machine.
www.beatlelinks.net /forums/printthread.php?t=8888   (1857 words)

 BeatleLinks Fab Forum - Yoko's message to Lennon on wall
John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono today inscribed a message, "Our hearts are one", on a Prague wall that was dedicated to the slain Beatle and became an unofficial symbol of freedom at a time of communist conformism.
"John, I love you too, YO", she also wrote with a fl felt marker on the John Lennon Wall, a subversive altar to the cult of the Beatles only just tolerated by police under a regime in which pop and rock were synonymous with peaceful resistance.
After Lennon was murdered in New York in 1980, the wall was covered entirely with portraits of him, along with texts of his songs and messages from admirers, anonymous poetry, and extracts from literary classics.
www.beatlelinks.net /forums/printthread.php?t=9915   (429 words)

 Lennon Wall- Prague, Czech Republic - VirtualTourist.com
When John Lennon was murdered he became a sort of hero to some of the young and his picture was painted on the wall, along with graffiti which the police kept trying to remove but which did not deter the young from doing again.
At the time of John Lennon's death, Czechoslovakia was still under communist rule, and the Czech people had few outlets to express their disenchantment with their lack of freedom.
This became known as the John Lennon wall since the violent death of John Lennon in 1980, Prague youth established a grafitti tribute to the ex - beatle.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Europe/Czech_Republic/Hlavni_Mesto_Praha/Prague-400455/Things_To_Do-Prague-Lennon_Wall-BR-1.html   (941 words)

 Prague - Attractions - Lennon Wall
Just as he was revered in the West as a cultural icon and a symbol of peace, John Lennon was hailed in the communist world as an anti-establishment martyr and patron saint of disgruntled youth.
After the Beatle's death, in 1980, a giant and colorful picture of Lennon's head was painted on this wall and soon surrounded by graffiti dedicated to free speech and expression.
Needless to say, the authorities were not amused by this unsanctioned Democracy Wall, and the City of Prague regularly dispatched a whitewash crew to cover up the troublesome individualist propaganda.
prague.tv /venues/2933   (270 words)

 John Lennon's Imagine Wall Border   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The border is not perfect, but up at the top of the wall, the flaws are hard to see, and it looks great.
When we were finished putting up the border (and I was sure we had enough to go around); I took a piece of the border (the blue rhinos worked best because they are small) and traced the holes of the switch/screw holes on the back and then cut them out.
However, the color of the sky with the musical notes in the border is more of a lavendar and purple and the sky in all of the other Musical Parade items (rug, lamp, wall art, etc.)is blue.
www.freeglossary.com /p:B00005ME9C   (755 words)

 1980s underground memorials at "John Lennon wall" recalled - 08-12-2004 - Radio Prague
December 8th is the anniversary of the death of John Lennon, who was a powerful symbol of non-conformity for young people throughout Communist-ruled Europe.
On the anniversary of his death, the annual underground memorials at Prague's "John Lennon wall" during the 1980s are recalled by somebody who was there.
Thanks to tourists taking pieces over the years, and the 2002 floods, the wall is now somewhat the worse for wear, though you will still find graffiti there.
www.radio.cz /en/article/61088   (767 words)

 Bagism: Library
The history of the Lennon Wall in Prague, Czech Republic is perhaps the best example of John's ideals for peace becoming reality.
John Lennon had to spend a lot of time away from home during the early years of The Beatles.
This is the introductory chapter to the excellent book "Come Together: John Lennon in His Time" by Jon Wiener.
www.bagism.com /library.html   (527 words)

 Fodor's Travel Guides | Forums Messages
The wall was painted white by the owners of the building so it is not the same as it was in the post cards but there is a picture of John Lennon's face on the wall.
Across the other side of the bridge about 30 metres on the right is the Lennon Wall.
I think there will always be a picture of Lennon here but, the last one did not have the quality of the original.
www.fodors.com /forums/pgMessages.jsp?fid=2&tid=34507877&numresponses=0&start=0   (272 words)

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Lennon would have been upset by war in Iraq, says Yoko
Lennon and Ono went to bed for peace
Another single, Merry Christmas (War is Over), released by Lennon in 1972 has also endured, and is still played annually.
www.jfkmontreal.com /cache/lennon_iraq/yoko.htm   (683 words)

 A - PRAG.com - Prague Sights - Guide through historical Prague Sights and Monuments
The astronimical clok or Prague orloj is a medieval astronomical clock located in Prague at 50°5′13.23″N, 14°25′15.30″E. The Orloj is mounted on the southern wall of Old Town City Hall in the Old Town Square and is a popular tourist attraction.
The Lennon Wall was formerly an ordinary wall in Prague, but since the 1980s, people have filled it with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles songs.
The movement these students followed was described ironically as Lennonism and Czech authorities described these educated peaceful people variously as alcoholics, mentally deranged, sociopathic, and agents of Western capitalism.
www.a-prag.com /guide-sights   (1641 words)

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The FBI and the CIA tracked Lennon at least from his "Free John Sinclair" concert in 1969 until 1976 - even though by then Lennon had won his immigration battle and dropped out of not only political activism but public life altogether into what turned out to be a five-year period of seclusion.
Nevertheless, Bresler's point is that the government did not consider John Lennon a harmless rock 'n' roller whose awkward entrance into the world of political activism often carried a high cringe factor (as in his Montreal "bed-in").
The FBI was able to keep Lennon from obtaining permanent residency in the United States, watched his apartment, followed him and even tapped his telephone.
www.incunabula.org /blog/archive/2003_11_30_index.html   (8702 words)

 Blended Lennon Wall Organizer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Featuring the whimsical animal illustrations of the late John Lennon, this wall hanging helps solve the problem with nine roomy pockets perfect for storing socks, shoes, toys, or any other small essentials.
My nursery is pastels with the John Lennon theme as an accent and this adds just the right touch.
My husband used a staple gun and stapled the corners to the wall, which works fine, but this was one thing we didn't even think about.
savebazar.com /P--QjAwMDA1NkhLUA%3D%3D-Lennon+Wall+Organizer.html   (341 words)

 Radio Prague: From the Weeklies
Matt Downing reports on the ongoing reconstruction of the Lennon wall - Prague's shrine to democracy during the communist era.
The Lennon wall was a spontaneous act of dissent.
Students played cat and mouse with the communist police who would whitewash it every time Lennon's spray painted portrait surrounded by peace and democracy slogans appeared and in no time at all the painting would be back again.
archiv.radio.cz /english/weekly/17-7-98.html   (840 words)

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