John Lennon would have turned 72 today had he still been alive. Most commonly known as a member of the Beatles, The Plastic Ono Band was a theoretical supergroup formed by he and his wife Yoko Ono in 1969. Other members of the band included Eric Clapton, the Who's drummer Keith Moon, future Yes drummer Alan White, Phil Spector, and a host of other musicians, including a 2009 revival with John & Yoko's only child Sean Lennon.
Give Peace a Chance, the first solo single released from John, quickly became a righteous anthem during the American Anti-War Movement during the 1970's—sung by half a million protesters in DC on October 15, 1960 at the Vietnam Moratorium Day.
It's lyrics still ring true for much of what is happening in our world today, and we're sure that many of you, like us, can feel the deep meaning behind the simplistic chorus: all we are saying, is give peace a chance. It made sense back then, and it certainly makes sense now, catapulting the song into the timeless category: