If you are scratching your head and thinking to yourself right now, 'Who's John Lennon?" then I despair for the youth of America.
If, like me, and like Rose Kingsley over at Shylock Books, you know who he is and are also a big Beatles fan, hooray!
There are tons of events and parties going on all over the world to celebrate the life of this cool dude. Even Google has a nice little tribute on the Google home page.
John Lennon was a hero to the young adult population of his era...besides being a talented musician, he was also a strong anti-war advocate and always, always promoted peace over violence. And who wouldn't want a little more peace, then or now? Less fighting, more reading!