Let’s not forget, folks, that today is the anniversary of the death of John Lennon, one of the greatest song writers of the 20th century. Lennon will be forever remembered for his music and his peace-loving spirit. Beat fans will also be aware of his connection to the Beat Generation, and in particular Allen Ginsberg. If not, take a look at this essay from Beatdom’s music issue.
Another musical genius whose life was cruelly take on the 8th of December was Dimebag Darrell, the guitarist for Pantera. Pantera’s music fueled the editing process for Beatdom’s first issue. He was shot dead on stage in 2004.
December 8th also marks the anniversary of the birth of Jim Morrison, one of the Beatest, hippest poets of the last half century.