Rip it up reported that John Lennon’s 70th birthday (9 October 2010) is set to be marked with a special time capsule ceremony which will see his post-Beatles recordings preserved until 2040. Fans have been invited to submit birthday wishes, commentary, musical performances and personal thoughts on the late singer’s legacy over the next couple of months as an addition to The John Lennon Time Capsule project.
“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,” said his widow Yoko Ono. “I know that John’s work, life and dreams will help inspire them to bring a better world for everyone. Children Power!”
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Museum in Ohio will host a time capsule dedication ceremony on October 8. The capsule will then be preserved and stored there until it are opened in a ceremony on Lennon’s 100th birthday – October 9, 2040. Two other capsules will be stored in in additional worldwide locations.
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The 0800 Jukebox crew.