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HIPPIE NEWS: John Lennon’s 70th B-day + New Janis Joplin Book Release

john lennon peace signHi everybody, happy Friday!

Tomorrow is John Lennon’s 70th Birthday and to celebrate this event Julian and Cynthia Lennon will be unveiling a giant commemorative Peace Monument in Liverpool. The 18ft. high “Imagine Peace & Harmony” statue was created by the Phoenix, Arizona-based artist Lauren Voiers to capture the spirit of John Lennon and his message of peace. Lauren was commissioned by The Global Peace Initiative, an American arts organization dedicated to creating peace monuments around the world.

Jerry Goldman, Managing Director of The Beatles Story comments:

“Lennon’s message of peace is timeless and is one that is now more relevant than ever. We hope that this imposing monument dedicated to John will become a place that people from all over the world will visit to contemplate peace and John Lennon’s contribution to it through his music.”

With 2,000 dignitaries and fans from all over the world, it will surely be one of the largest celebrations of John Lennon’s birthday in the world!

peace and harmony monument
lauren voiers creating peace and harmony monument
peace and harmony monument for john lennon birthdayOn a side note, Reuters reports a set of John Lennon’s fingerprints being auctioned for at least $100,000 has been seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation! The fingerprint card was being shown to media at a midtown New York store on Wednesday in an auction preview of more than 90 Beatles items when the FBI faxed a subpoena, dropped in and nabbed the card.

Can anyone say….conspiracy?

janis joplin rise up singing bookSpeaking of rock legends, this October marks the 40th anniversary of Janis Joplin’s untimely death. A pioneer in the male-dominated rock scene of the late 60s, Janis redefined a woman’s place in music the moment she took the stage.

To pay homage to the “first queen of rock and roll” Amulet Books is publishing a new biography about Joplin by author Ann Angel. The book is called Abrams Books and

Readers will get an intimate look at her rockstar life, through carefully selected archival photos and all-new interviews with family, friends, and bandmates.

Sure to be an awesome read for die-hard fans as well as the new generation of classic rock lovers!

janis joplin and tina turnerjanis joplin from the book rise up singingJanis photos courtesy of Abrams Books

Hope everyone has an amazing weekend! Lots of great stuff happening in October so tune in, turn on and drop out!

Love All Around,
Cara Mia ♥

2 replies on “HIPPIE NEWS: John Lennon’s 70th B-day + New Janis Joplin Book Release”

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amazing hippie news. john lennon is such an inspiration. and janis is amazing also. wish they were both still around but so glad they both left such a lasting impact. <3
peace & love!

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