About IMAGINE PEACE TOWER

IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is a Tower of Light which emanates wisdom, healing and joy.
It communicates awareness to the whole world that peace & love is what connects all lives on Earth.

Send your wishes to IMAGINE PEACE TOWER by Twitter, email or post.

IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is an outdoor work of art conceived by Yoko Ono in
memory of John Lennon. It is situated on Viðey Island in Reykjavík, Iceland. [map]

The artwork was dedicated to John by Yoko at its unveiling on October 9th 2007,
John Lennon’s 67th birthday.



IMAGINE PEACE TOWER symbolizes Lennon’s and Ono’s continuing
campaign for world peace  - which began in the sixties, was sealed by
their marriage in 1969 and will continue forever.


IMAGINE PEACE TOWER by you.

The words IMAGINE PEACE are inscribed on the Well in 24 different languages.



IMAGINE PEACE TOWER

IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is composed of a tall shimmering tower of light that
appears every year and is visible from October 9th (John’s birthday) until
December 8th (the anniversary of his death).



IMAGINE PEACE TOWER

In addition, the Tower will illuminate from Winter Solstice (December 21st) and into the
New Year (December 31st) as well as the first week of spring (March 20th -27th).
It is lit from 1 hour after sunset until midnight, and until dawn on New Year’s Day. On October 9th and from March 20th – 27th, it lights at 8pm.

In tribute to Yoko, the City of Reykjavik lights IMAGINE PEACE TOWER
on her birthday February 18th from 7pm until 9am the following day.

IMAGINE PEACE TOWER

One of the mesmerising features of the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is that
the strength, intensity and brilliance of its light continually changes
with the prevailing weather and atmospheric conditions unique to Iceland
- creating a clear pillar of light on a cloudless night,
beams irridescing with rainbow refractions in rain or snowfall,
and brilliantly reflecting off and through any moving layers of cloud.


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robin October 8, 2010 at 2:22 pm

I admire John so much. He is such a big part of my everyday life. I grew up listening to the beatles and john- my mom was a huge fan. Now all these years later my kids are big fans. You have done an extrodinary job keepong his memory and legacy alive …I thank you so much for that.
Happy 70th Birthday John!!!

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Andrew October 8, 2010 at 8:03 pm

John was, and always will be, a true inspiration. He was a great musician and I admire him for both is music and his campaign for peace. Yoko has done a fantastic job keeping her and Johns dream alive all these years. John will never be forgotten and neither will his dream of peace. Thank you John and Yoko for inspiring us.
Happy Birthday John, we miss you so much.

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Chris October 8, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Was in kindergarten when the Beatles made their debut on the Ed Sullivan show. I can remember it like it was yesterday, I was mesmerized. Save for the birth of my children, I don’t know if anything has made such an impact in my life. We all miss you John, but treasure the memories you have left us with. Happy 70th.

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Lucy October 9, 2010 at 12:13 am

Imagine, peace and tolerance for the world. What a wonderful world it would be. Happy birthday, John. The world misses you. Love always…. :)

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Abigail Caruana October 9, 2010 at 1:45 am

John one of the most influential people in my life and he died 12 years before I was born. This just shows that his spirit lives all around us. And if we all just coexisted the world will have peace… he put it pure and simple

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Roberto Alonso Cruz October 9, 2010 at 2:25 am

Empecé a escuchar a Los Beatles cuando tenía 15 años, a partir de ese momento no me canso de escucharlos.
Me hubiera gustado que John estuviera con nosotros en estos momentos. Me encanta su música.

John, feliz cumpleaños!!!

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Fernando October 9, 2010 at 4:43 am

John Lennon es y sera el gran musico de siempre, gracias John por tu mensaje de Paz , Cambios y Amor
“Grande entre los Grandes”

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Marilyn Tosta-Davila October 9, 2010 at 2:42 pm

I am such a Huge fan of John, since I was a child, I loved his music, his lyrics, his kind way of being,,,He was truly ahead of his Time and saw things we couldn’t IMAGINE…..He has inspired me in many ways and is a big part of my everyday life. It seems like just yesterday when you left us even though its almost 30 years.
My heart is aching today but @ the same time John you always make my heart smile :)))) Happy 70th Birthday, It’s true what they say only the good die young. & you were definitley one of the Good one’s. Thanks for sharing your Life with us, we Love you and will miss you forever………xoxo

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Marilyn Tosta-Davila October 9, 2010 at 2:46 pm

I am such a Huge fan of John, since I was a child, I loved his music, his lyrics, his kind way of being,,,He was truly ahead of his Time and saw things we couldn’t IMAGINE…..He has inspired me in many ways and is a big part of my everyday life. It seems like just yesterday when you left us even though its almost 30 years.
My heart is aching today but @ the same time John you always make my heart smile :)))) Happy 70th Birthday, It’s true what they say only the good die young. & you were definitely one of the Good one’s. Thanks for sharing your Life with us, we Love you and will miss you forever………xoxo

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Vivienne Whale Grace October 9, 2010 at 4:02 pm

This is such a stunning tribute to John. I so appreciate how you have done this for all of us who love him and you so much Yoko
deep gratitude and love to his sons
in love light & sound Vivienne

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Monica October 9, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Wow, this is just amazing… we all miss John Lennon, but i know that he is going to see the relight and he is going to be pretty happy… thank you Yoko Ono for make this possible, and for making John Lennon happy again.

Kisses from mexico

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Nancy October 9, 2010 at 4:48 pm

John was the first person that wasn’t a family member that I can honestly say I loved. I was seven years old when I first saw the Beatles – 3 months before their appearance on Ed Sullivan. That was it. Right then. John was the first naked man I ever saw- from the cover of “Two Virgins.” All these years later, there’s not a day that I don’t think of him. He was the first non-family member to shape and influence my life and, to this day, his influence, along with George Harrison’s, made me the persona I am.

I wish everyone love, peace, tolerance, respect and civility.

Blessings and light,
Nancy

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hi October 9, 2010 at 7:33 pm

hi my name is JOSE LUIS GUZMAN i would like to draw john lennon, because i like your music and he is my big artist, i hope your answer to my mail: draw001@hotmail.com
and give my draw to yoko ono like a present.
thank you
JLGUZMAN

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another October 10, 2010 at 7:06 am

Well done, Ocean Child.

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alberto egaddi October 10, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Thank you John. God bless you Yoko. Peace and Love 4ever.

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Wendy October 11, 2010 at 12:49 am

I have been a Beatle fan since they came to our country and I was in Junior High School. I have loved them for my whole life, it seems. The world had a huge loss when John died. Thank you Yoko for keeping him alive and in our constant memory. Maybe in our lifetime we will see some of what you guys were dreaming about…. Peace and love forever!

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Matt Hennessey October 14, 2010 at 5:07 pm

I admire John Lennon so much. His music is a work of genius. John Lennon is the example of peace. He actually kinda gave his life for peace for the world. He is the peace maker. If he were alive today, the world would be a better place.

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Linda October 15, 2010 at 10:40 pm

I am one o/t many who grew up w/t Beatles and John’s ‘Imagine’ is my all time, favorite song. It’s the LYRICS which are so moving. Actually, with the knowledge, resources, science & technology (used intelligently f/t betterment of mankind) the lyrics to John’s ‘Imagine’ CAN BECOME a reality. Please check out http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com and http://www.thevenusproject.com to join us in manifesting this world John speaks about. Please read the FAQ’s, listen/watch the many videos and join hands with us to move beyond politics, poverty and war. With all my heart (especially since I have grandkids now) I have faith, hope & trust that the current generation can FINALLY let go of the ‘established’ societies and move into an ‘emergent civilization’ where ALL people can grow to their highest potential. Where all nations/inhabitants become ONE family. WE CAN EVOLVE TO BEING REALLY FREE. A New Beginning is the start of a beginning’s end.
Love, Peace & Blessings to all of you – Mamma D :)

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Cary A Tune October 18, 2010 at 2:30 am

Dear Yoko,
John’s impact on my life has come full circle back to you in the most startling way I could ever “imagine”. I was lucky enough to be alive AND a teenager when the Beatles arrived, falling in love with the music, especially, John’s song “Imagine”. More than twenty years ago, I gave my young son a copy of the children’s book
version of Johns’ “Imagine” lyrics, to inspire him to imagine his dreams. My son has since become an extremely gifted musician, how could I ever “Imagine” that
I would turn on the BBC 6 Mix series to hear you (Yoko Ono!) featuring music of the artists who inspired Your record, and hear you playing the music of MY son’s band! Just IMAGINE that!! Thank you John and Thank you Yoko, for the wonderful job you are doing in preserving John’s incredible legacy…..Peace and light to all!

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Deirdre Boyd Foster October 18, 2010 at 9:43 pm

John and a volcano are my earliest memories…I was the youngest child by 11 & 14 years. His name was known to me like a friend growing up. My family was in shock at the news of his death…I was 10 by then. When my own family fell apart that same year, I clung to his music, and his eyes in a poster looking straight thru me. Two years later, after finding my mother dead, John’s face, voice, and message was a life preserver for me in an ocean of chaos. He was always there for me, and his work, and Yoko’s, kept me inspired and on a healthy path of spirituality. During a particularly difficult bump in the road for me (my dark night of the soul) I walked into a little diner, and there was a photo of John in his I (heart) NY t-shirt, with that look on his face. I just laughed. That was it. I got it. Shortly after that, on tv I caught Yoko in a documentary about her life and work and at one point, when asked about him, she spoke of John as still a tree above her, providing shelter and shade for her, I just sobbed. It is an exquisite way to think of him, as is the IP Tower. I am teaching my 4 1/2 yr old daughter about it, and the song “Imagine,” which she loves. Her earliest memories of music certainly will be of John Lennon, as well. She likes to watch Yoko talk about him, and she says, “I love you too!” at the end of the birthday message. Our hearts flow with love and peace, and we thank everyone for this great joy in peace. When we choose peace in each moment in our lives…each moment…the world becomes more like us. Live your life in one-hour segments if that is what it takes to be conscious of yourself, but I promise you, the changes you will experience will be miraculous! Love, Deirdre

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Michael Lennon December 6, 2010 at 4:59 am

Yoko,
Thank You for keeping John’s memory alive and continuing to perpetuate his dream for world peace. I will forever remember with great sadness that day he was taken from us all. My heart was wounded again seven years later when my own brother left us prematurely at the age of 36. His name was also John Lennon.
The Imagine Peace Tower is so awesome. I hope someday I might be lucky enough to see it in person.
Peace,
Michael

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Antonia Orr December 8, 2010 at 6:01 am

This is beautiful. I miss John, though I did not know him personally, he bared his soul for the world allowing us to experience him.
Yoko thank you for your love and for loving John.
Love,
Antonia

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gerdur palmadottir December 8, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Kindly advice how we can get in touch with Yoki directly in connection with the Peacetower.

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gerdur palmadottir December 8, 2010 at 5:08 pm

John left not only the music but the message of peace and how to treasure and nurture it for keeps. An ever green message in desparate need to understand and make come true together with all of us.

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Slavica December 15, 2010 at 12:12 am

Thank you John & Yoko for sharing your love and bringing LOVE —-> PEACE to our consciousness forever.

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William P. Child January 2, 2011 at 5:37 pm

For the last month or so I have been seeing Venus “shining” bright in the pre dawn eastern sky. Venus, second planet from the Sun, was named after the goddess of love, and is also known as “The morning star”, sometimes “The evening star”. On December 8th, 2010, the 30th anniversary of John’s senseless death, after watching the TV show about his and Yoko’s life in NYC, I put two and two together and have also given this brilliant glowing celestial orb the name, “Imagine” (the torch for Peace and Love). John in the documentary spoke of wanting to pass the “torch” to others to carry on the cause. One could think “The Imagine Peace Tower”, lit several times a year, helps to keep “Imagine” (the torch for Peace and Love) (heavenly set diamond in the sky)(also known as Venus) glowing for the cause. At one time or another during the year I believe everyone on Earth can see Venus , now “Imagine”. I gain nothing from this idea. I came up with it to honor the peace and love seekers and teachers like John Lennon trying to save our world. ( I corrected one spelling mistake from my first submission)

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Micheal Teal April 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I am touched by your work, your words, your essence and your soul.

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steven gisone August 7, 2011 at 11:42 pm

dear john and yoko in memory of the beginning oct.9 and the end dec.8. i do remember and your work is where the peace of that memory is at. december 8 1980 is a society by which music appreciation learnt to teach in the name of love that we who learn to love this memory have nothing against john ono lennon. dec.8 1980 is a social compact that does agree that you and i (a concept) love john and him rememered. october 9 1940 and him being loved is all you need at 1975 is nature at who is the science of spirit that reasons to be; if you and i love here, do we love we ourselves? now is whose reality is where?

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innerpilot September 1, 2011 at 2:45 am

As a writer, artist, and simple being, I cannot conceive of end. I’ve tried from many different angles, I can conceive of transformation, changes, but I cannot conceive of end. We do all shine on.

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Yagmur Yildiz October 8, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Happy Birthday John!
I was born 16 years after your death ……. so I never saw you, but I think of you EVERYDAY! We’re talking about Peace, Love & Understanding. Thanks for everything you’ve done! We learned how to live in Peace and think all the time Peace, because you showed it to us!
I hope one day the whole nation thinks about it I hope one day WAR IS OVER! WAR IS OVER (IF YOU WANT IT) and I hope one day they’re doing anything against Mobbing and Suicide! I really hope so. Because it’s very important.

Happy Birthday John Winston Ono Lennon!!!
Love Yagi from Germany <3

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Yagmur October 8, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Happy Birthday John!
I was born 16 years after your death ……. so I never saw you, but I think of you EVERYDAY! We’re talking about Peace, Love & Understanding. Thanks for everything you’ve done! We learned how to live in Peace and think all the time Peace, because you showed it to us!
I hope one day the whole nation thinks about it I hope one day WAR IS OVER! WAR IS OVER (IF YOU WANT IT) and I hope one day they’re doing anything against Mobbing and Suicide! I really hope so. Because it’s very important.

Happy Birthday John Winston Ono Lennon!!!
Love Yagi from Germany <3

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tere espinzoa October 13, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Since I was a child, I had been always listen to The beatles, but most loving John Lennon songs… Imagine has always inspired me to go on in this world… Now my kid of 5 years is listening to the same songs … The dream will be always in our hearts. Yoko is an inspiration of what love means…. thanks Yoko for beong such a wonderfull and inspirational woman. I always cry when I listen to the phrase: You may say I’m a dreamer , but I’m not the only one…… I Imagine that moment when he was writing that… and of course…. We are dreamers like him…like Yoko… all together dreaming for peace♥♥♥

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Cecilie October 17, 2011 at 3:49 pm

I can’t use words to explain what that towers makes me feel, it’s just too beautiful to be true. A direct light to the sky, to John , to his hands. An incredible artwork.
Thanks, John for your music and messages to the world. Thanks Yoko too.
I am a dreamer too.

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Annelisa November 26, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Wow, I didn’t know about that tower…I’d seen pictures of it, but didn’t know what it was. Thank you for sharing this.
I’ve just looked around your blog a little, and think it’s great you are blogging for peace like this! I wonder if you might be interested in Mimi Lenox’s ‘Blogblast for Peace‘ (see also the many peace posts from bloggers all over the world being collected together on my blog ‘Peace Bloggers Unite’)…maybe you’d like to join in next year?

Wishing you peace and happiness x

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Laura Muñoz December 9, 2011 at 2:32 am

Wow! i hope someday i could go there! (: it seems so very nice to me! and i’ll bring my beatlemaniac friends! we love you so much! and we wish you love, health and happiness till the end of times! (: With Love Laura from Mexico

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Inge January 12, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Being a Norwegian I am used to the natural northern lights. I still love it when art can communicate with nature. And this installation is beautiful! I love your art Yoko!

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Lisette March 31, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Thanks Yoko I really appreciate the message of peace that John and you gave and still give.

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Daniela April 1, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Thank you so much for this artwork. I’m truly moved by this; you’ve sparked a light in me.

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ludmila June 1, 2012 at 6:25 pm

please, help me get that place

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Francine Brossard July 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm

la paz esté con todos ustedes
La paix soit avec vous tous
Peace be with you
Friede sei mit euch
السلام عليكم
Frid vare med dig
愿你们平安!
शांति तुम साथ हो
平和はあなたと一緒に
Мир вам!
שלום לכם
La pace sia con voi
pax cum vobis
Paco estu kun vi

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Luís Santos October 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm

que a PAZ esteja convosco

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gacious light October 4, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Wow, this is amazing! You rock yoko!

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Sharon October 9, 2012 at 10:20 am

Beautiful pictures!!! Happy Birthday John!!! Miss you and your beautiful music!!!

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Ellie October 10, 2012 at 1:38 am

Happy Birthday John! Your spirit is always alive and still touches many souls. My wish for the Peace Tower is that the world will one day be exactly what John & Yoko imagined.

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Alexandre Gabriel November 9, 2012 at 12:01 am

Sem dúvida, umas das coisas mais lindas que ja vi, um dia visitarei este magnífico lugar. Yoko, está de parabéns mesmo, um presente deste ao incrível John é de ficar para sempre iluminando os céus e simbolizando o quanto é importante lutarmos pela Paz para conseguirmos um futuro melhor para as próximas gerações. Conheci este lugar através do Flight Simulator X, obrigado a Aerosoft pelo incrível cenário também.

Sou do Brasil – São Paulo – SP

Abraços.

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Cynthia Andersen December 9, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Thank you dear Yoko and thanks to John Lennon. You have and continue to help heal the world. Peace, love, joy, well-being, good will to all. We are all in this together. We are all one. many blessings, Cynthia

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Ricardo February 15, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Hola a todos: Es una maravilla este concepto que ademàs tiene un mensaje muy importante: Imaginar la Paz. Felicidaes a Yoko por haber continuado el sueño de Lenon.

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Arlete Nascimento February 18, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Yoko, Bom Dia ! ! ! !

”Parabéns, Feliz Níver”,
Agradeço a Deus todos os dias em minhas orações por você existir entre esta grande multidão de pessoas. Temos a certeza que o amor de seus pais e a Benção de Deus permitiu a sua vinda em 18 de Fevereiro há 80 anos atrás para ser mais uma ”Mulher com Sabedoria, Luz Própria, com desejo de Amor Coletivo para ser a semelhança do Amor dele para a humanidade”.
Yoko, sou apenas uma gotinha de água, seguidora e admiradora desta flor especial que é você.
Muitos e muitos anos de vida é o que rogo a Deus para te dar com Paz, Saúde, Amor, Carinhos, Felicidades.
Bjs. Abçs. de montão hoje e sempre para tí de todo os cantos do mundo, e em especial de Deus.
Meu Abraço pra tí também
Arlete Nascimento

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patricia March 20, 2013 at 4:20 pm

the first time my heart really broke was when john lennon was murdered.

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Teodora Popa March 29, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Happy birthday to John!!! He was a great artist, I’ve always loved his songs, especially “Imagine”. I’m sorry he had to die like this and I truly hope the murderer got what he deserved. He was such a great man!!!

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Roxie July 8, 2013 at 7:53 am

Thank you Yoko, for creating this wonderful work dedicated to John and to peace!
Thank you also very much for speaking out on fracking, and what is happening in our world when money buys people and their ethics!
You are very beautiful and vibrant and I wish you future success, and like your smile project (boy do we need a few more smiles these days!)

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Luis Alfredo Medina July 13, 2013 at 9:58 pm
Rose Patterson July 14, 2013 at 6:03 am

Yoko, as I remember John, I also remember you and the family daily. I send love and peace to you, hugs.

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maryann delvecchio October 9, 2013 at 3:07 am

Thank You Yoko for this lovely gift of peace to the world. I send hugs and peace to you and your family on John’s Birthday.

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LukeSpartacus October 16, 2013 at 12:09 am

Had a great experience there. Even when waiting in line there were some awesome Icelandic people more than willing to teach me how to say “I dance like a maniac” in Icelandic.

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AnnMarie October 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Let’s have a moment of silence thinking about how John Lennon impacted our lives and our hearts. How his memory and music will live on forever. How we still follow his thoughts and loves. Happy Birthday John Lennon. We miss you and we need your message of Peace and Love.

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Charles Everett October 29, 2013 at 1:16 pm

This is a wonderful mesmerising sculpture of great imagination and deep beauty. It is an inspiration to see and inspired me to make an ‘Imagine Peace’ rainbow chalked triangulation pillar on top of the Yorkshire Wolds last week 24th Oct https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151774748391185&set=gm.10151716478701889&type=1&theater

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Randall January 30, 2014 at 7:28 pm

What a great way to honour such a wonderful man. So good to see the Imagine Peace Tower is being lit to signify other special occasions as well. I would like to suggest adding September 21, International Peace Day to the list.
Love and Light to all,
Randall

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tony kilkelly aka Anthony del Porto March 7, 2014 at 12:33 pm

I have today published a book, entitled, John Lennons’ guitar, relating to the time when I was verger of st peter’s church, woolton, Liverpool. The book mixes fact with fiction, and relates a meeting between myself and John when he comes looking for an old guitar he once played in the church hall. I wont link it yet, in case you regard this a spam, but I’m sure everyone who has ever known John will enjoy this book…please search for title on kindle, and please remember if you read it that this is a fiction book! Thanks. tony.

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Saralyn Acton March 20, 2014 at 3:49 am

Thank you… with all my heart!

Saralyn

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Heather April 23, 2014 at 2:44 am

Thank you Yoko and John. xoxoThank you for your love together and your one love for all life. I love you both with all my heart.

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Tom Avalon August 4, 2014 at 10:19 pm

This is just one way we can remember JOhn and the ligt he brought to us all. I’ve been a die-hard Lennon fan for 50 yrs since
I saw The Beatles in Vegas in ’64. Johns songs were my first message to a girl. They were my 1st songs I played on guitar. They were
the 1st songs I laughed and cried about. They are tattooed on our soul. PEACE will be (If We Want it).

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