Tuesday, October 14, 2008

John Lennon's Glasses

Back in the 60s, when Beatles mania hit America like a breath of fresh air. Their music was not allowed to play in Cuba. I didn’t

hear any of their music until I arrived here in the U.S. in 1979. It’s understandable; that, I found it so contradictory that decades later the communist regime would name a park after John Lennon and have a statue made in his honor.

The statue was inaugurated in 2000, but just a few days later Lennon’s glasses

were stolen. According Cuba’s State ran television the Minister of the Interior ha a special glue developed, that would make it impossible for the glasses to be stolen ever again. Oh really? Well, guess what, the glasses were stolen again.They were replaced and stolen again.This has gone on for years.

I wonder what Lennon would say if he was alive today. This story could be considered comical if it wasn’t so ridiculous. Now days a group of retired seniors take turns to guard the statue round the clock. Maybe for now his glasses are safe.


pablito305 said...

That was very interesting, I have always liked the Beetles in some ways, though a few songs in some way seem a bit communist in their ideals. My parents hated them though, maybe for some reasons that to me growing up did not understand. I used to sing "Imagine" at the karaoke clubs, but do indeed see a bad socialistic idea in the song even though on the surface it sounds good.

~Zurama~ said...

Well, while he was alive, his music was not allowed in Cuba. The Castro's have a habit of using dead people to indoctrinate.

Casdok said...

I love the Beetles. They were a large part of my growing up.