Thankfully the talented Sean Lennon was born...and on his famous dad's 35th birthday.
"Yoko Ono Tells of Last Night with Lennon
By Associated Press
LONDON - John Lennon was shot and killed outside his New York City apartment after deciding he wanted to return home to see his son rather than go out for dinner, Yoko Ono said in an interview broadcast Sunday.
'We were returning from the studio, and I said: "Should we go and have dinner before we go home?" and John was saying, "No, lets go home because I want to see Sean before he goes to sleep." And it was like he wasn't sure if we would get home before he (Sean) went to sleep and he was concerned about that.'
Ono, 74, the wife of the late Beatle, made the comment on "Desert Island Discs," the British Broadcasting Corp. radio program that interviews famous people and plays their favorite songs.
She said Lennon uttered no dying words when he was shot and killed by deranged fan Mark Chapman outside their Dakota apartment building in Manhattan on Dec. 8, 1980.
Ono also said that when she became pregnant with Sean shortly after the couple reunited in 1975 following a two-year separation, she let Lennon decide whether she should have the baby or abort it.
"I thought that I should let John decide whether to keep it or not. We'd just got back together and I became pregnant very soon, and I didn't know if it was the right moment to have a child. I just didn't want to burden him with something he didn't want," Ono said.
The songs Ono played on Sunday's show included Lennon's 'Beautiful Boy' (about Sean); 'Liverpool Lou,' which was written by Scaffold, a Liverpool group that included Paul McCartney's brother, and 'Magic,' a song composed by Sean."
My mother told me she would have aborted me if it had been legal here in 1971. I believe her, because she aborted the child that came after me when it was legal in 1980. I have to say I'm glad I'm here. I wonder how Sean feels about his "brush" with abortion. Perhaps he's so immersed in the liberal world of the entertainment elite that it doesn't phase him at all. And maybe, like his dad, he's even got some aborted children himself.
What a strange world it is...when we are nonchalant about the matter of killing our children. What Ono doesn't say with clarifiers is said by the power of Sean's existence. I'm glad John said yes to Sean; I'm glad he gave him life.
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