“For our next song, would the people up in the cheaper seats clap your hands? The rest of you can rattle your jewelry.”
~ John Lennon 1963, The Royal Variety show.
This quote speaks volumes about the relationship between the wealthy and the rest of society. John Lennon was making light of the difference between the lives and opportunity of the common man and the Royals who sat in the expensive seats, but with tongue in cheek he was spotlighting the vastness of the divide.… [Read more]