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Imagine There Was No Shooting -- John Lennon at 70: Mark Beech

Imagine there was no shooting. It’s easy if you try. No Mark Chapman. Only John, a bitter old guy.

You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m certainly not the only one: Lennon fans today face the 30th anniversary of his death. Based on what we know from his short life, we can guess what the ex-Beatle might have done, what causes he would have embraced, what songs he would have written. My guess is that he would be a cranky 70-year-old, a not-so-English eccentric, ridiculed by many, still venerated by fans.