Finnish composer Jean Sibelius was born 145 years ago today. From this year on December 8th is a national flag day. I think it’s well deserved. Sibelius’ violin concerto has me in tears every time at a certain point.
John Lennon was shot to death by a sick lunatic in New York 30 years ago today. I remember that day. I was six years old. My elder sister sat in front of the radio in the living room and wept. The world can be too cruel.
Worlds apart but both amazing creative geniouses. And they both had their muse. Aino and Yoko.