Wednesday, April 24, 2024

John Lennon Was Murdered 38 Years Ago, Watch Natalie Merchant Perform “Nowhere Man”


John Lennon was murdered 38 years ago tonight. We never got over it, did we? Lennon was only 40. He’d be 78 now. Imagine what we would have accomplished in nearly four decades.

Natalie Merchant performed “Nowhere Man” at a tribute to John in 2001. Writer David Wild mentioned it on his Twitter feed. I was there at the Beacon Theater, but had forgotten this moving performance. So here it is. And below, John himself.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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