„The work of John Lennon was marked by its exquisite beauty and by its brutal honesty.“

— Kevin Spacey, Context: John Lennon was many things to many people. A poet, a rocker, a leader, a troublemaker, a father, a husband — a man. Growing up, to me, he was a hero. The work of John Lennon was marked by its exquisite beauty and by its brutal honesty. So in that vein, let me say, that while I'm both deeply honored to be here — I'm also incredibly pissed-off. I'm outraged because this passionate prophet of peace, and so many others, are not with us here — because we live in an all-too-violent world. And so in the spirit of this occasion it is up to all of us, to do what we can, not only to keep John's songs alive, but help rebuild New York — and that includes your host... Prelude to [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBEx2xHLDjE his performance] of "Mind Games" in Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music (2001)

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