In a single extremely powerful image, Yoko Ono Lennon tweeted her stance on Gun Control laws–a very big issue right now in US politics. The image was tweeted to commemorate the 44th anniversary (March 20) of her marriage to John.
So what is this? The glasses are the ones that John wore on that unfortunate night. They are placed on a table and behind it is a scene of the Manhattan cityscape. Lennon lived in Manhattan for a while–and there is an entire tour around the area dedicated to his life and the last moments. They usually end on Central Park’s Strawberry Fields, which ironically is the scene of many engagement shoots.
The content of the image is perhaps even more powerful than the intended message that it is supposed to speak for. John Lennon, the famous Beatle, was murdered many years ago and today it is still considered by many to be the most shocking deaths in music history (perhaps even above Kurt Cobain’s suicide). Politics aside, it is still a powerful visual memory of the fall of one of music’s greatest legends.