John Lennon Time Capsule Project Launch

 

Fans can make their
contributions to the late Beatle’s official time capsule starting today at the
project’s website.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

What would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday takes place
on Saturday October 9 and there are plenty of celebrations in store. To that
end, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and BoxofVision LLC are putting together three
authorized time capsules of Lennon’s post-Beatles recordings and fan
contributions. Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono has given the project her full
blessings.

 

The time capsules will ultimately be preserved and stored
until they are opened in a ceremonial presentation on October 9, 2040. They
will be stored at the Rock Hall in Ohio,
and at two additional worldwide locations that have significance to John
Lennon’s legacy.

 

Ono said, in a statement, “I am delighted to support
this effort to help share John’s music and messages of peace and love with the
children of today and tomorrow, I know that John’s work, life and dreams will
help inspire them to bring a better world for everyone. Children Power!”

 

Fans can share thoughts, birthday wishes, commentary,
musical performances and more beginning today up until September 15 at
www.BoxOfVision.com/TimeCapsule.
Those who visit the site can also make recommendations about what the time
capsules should include to best preserve the Lennon legacy over the next 30
years.

 

Along with fan contributions the capsules will include John
Lennon’s post-Beatles recordings, newly restored art prints of his LP artwork,
a newly commissioned essay on his career and other related items.

 

The John Lennon Time Capsule project is being overseen by
Jonathan Polk, of BoxofVision LLC, who last year created The Beatles’ Box of Vision (it’s reviewed here at
BLURT). “John Lennon’s body of work IS our time capsule,” said Polk. “It
embodies the ideals that once fuelled our absolute belief we could change the
world…then led to cynical backlash… but now represent how we wish to be remembered.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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