Imagine by John Lennon ill by Jean Jullien
Listen up, kids. A long time ago (1960) four young British musicians formed a rock band. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr called themselves The Beatles. They became quite famous. Initially they composed and recorded songs with titles such as "I Want to Hold Your Hand." But as time went on, they experimented with several other types of music. The lyrics of their songs were varied, ranging from the frivolous to love ballads to philosophical concepts.
Eventually the band broke up and the four artists went their separate ways, making their own recordings. Imagine, written and performed by Lennon, was released in 1971 and is one of the all-time top performing, best selling singles. It is traditionally performed at venues which promote peace and unity or healing from tragic events.
The lyrics to Lennon's song form the text for this picture book .
Messages of Peace
A Google search for "peace quotes" resulted in many appropriate messages. I picked three
Peace messages were carefully folded and secured with Washi Tape. My birds were ready to take flight.
Bonus: Imagine Video
Want to know what Lennon's music sounded like? View this recording by Lennon and his wife Ono. Can you sense the plea imagining world peace in this video?