“Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace”
John Lennon’s piano is making the rounds on a peace march of sorts. Starting in Dallas, Texas where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, the Steinway Model Z upright was on display on the “grassy knoll” before its current stop in Memphis, Tennessee. Here it will be displayed on the balcony of the motel where Civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed. (I don’t know how long the piano will be on here.)
The World Trade Center, the site of the Oklahoma federal building bombing and the Branch Davidian Compound are also on the list of piano stops.
Entertainer George Michael who owns the piano that John Lennon used to compose the song, “Imagine” has sent it on this global tour as a way to promote peace. At each site, the piano is being photographed and video-taped with a book or a documentary in mind.