This day in 1966 was the day John Lennon met Yoko Ono for the first time. He met her at an art exhibition of hers in London. To most hardcore Beatles fans, Yoko is the anti-christ. She is what ended the Beatles and eventually, John Lennon. She put the final nails in the broken relationship of John and Julian Lennon and she still cashes in on John’s death to this day. I can’t say I disagree. I do think the accusations of her being solely responsible for the death of The Beatles are a little far-fetched; they were an incredibly popular band who were in the limelight almost constantly. It was inevitable that they’d collapse under the weight of such pressure.
While I understand the resentment, I can’t help but feel that after 32 years and Yoko doing a hell of a lot for charity, it might be time to stop being bitter. The thing is, John Lennon loved Yoko. He always did. They were positive influences for one another, they were artistically a match made in heaven. John Lennon found in Yoko what he had always been looking for, he found somebody who understood his thought processes, his ideals. He found his match and while they had a rocky relationship, there was still love there. John Lennon wasn’t always a nice man but he was always a loving man. Love and peace were at the core of his soul and what he’d want from his fans would be acceptance and love towards Yoko.