Thirty-five years ago today, the world lost a genius to an act of madness.
John Lennon. Not a perfect man, a flawed one. But he was blessed with a creativity and spirit which ring through the decades, continuing to inspire musicians and pacifists today.
Perhaps the greatest tragedy of all, however, is that since the day he was shot and killed, over a million others in America have met the same fate.
Surely we can do better.