Wednesday, October 27, 2010
JOHN LENNON: IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE DRIVING CITROENS
Iggy Pop’s selling insurance. Alice Cooper’s pushing Sony Bravias. Johnny Rotten’s telling you to buy Country Life British Butter. And even Van Coke Kartel’s plugging Essentiale. It’s a tough gig being a rock star these days.
“People aren’t buying records,” explains New Young Pony Club guitarist Andy Spence. So just imagine – it’s easy if you try – how hard it must be to keep a gold-plated roof over your nearest and dearest’s heads when you’ve been dead for 30 years.
“You get the biggest prize when you die, a really big one for dying in public" – John Lennon.
October 9 was John Lennon’s 70th birthday. If he had survived Mark David Chapman, 2010 would have finished him off for sure.
This year, with Courtney Love cheering her on, Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono sold Lennon to Montblanc, Gibson and Citroën, released a hardback book of his artwork and rereleased remastered versions of the late Beatles’ solo material. For Lennon fans, the Citroën ad was one slur too many.
Click here for the full story on Channel 24