I’d like to say thank you with all my heart to the six hundred guitarists who gathered and
played IMAGINE together in India a few weeks ago in protest to the terrible violence done
to an innocent woman. You have used your creative skill to make a powerful statement.
On New Year’s Eve, somebody suggested to me how about OCCUPY PEACE?
OCCUPY PEACE will bring an immediate result, since you could create it everywhere on
Earth just by imagining.
I love the idea.
Start imagining covering the planet with OCCUPY PEACE. Occupy dark alleys. Forgotten parks,
land roughed up by ignorance and anger.
In our world, at this time, it is a challenge to use our true wisdom and creativity to keep peace
against violence and war. But we will.
Follow the Indian musicians’ act of courage, and designate a time for all musicians of the world
to play the song. The Key of C is the key of Peace. The purity of the sound will help heal our
John will be standing with you with his old Rickenbacker.
Photo: A group of 600 guitarists in Darjeeling paid a musical tribute to the Delhi gangrape victim,
playing “Imagine” by John Lennon in a bid to spread “hope, peace and promise” in a country still
coming to terms with the violence. AFP/Diptendu Dutta.