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Feb 16, 2017

In 1994, a movie came along about a man of low intelligence who happens to hit a few lucky breaks, weaving himself in and out of the timeline of American history, and into the hearts of millions of movie-goers. That man was Forrest. Forrest Gump.

For the month of February, I’ll be focusing episode topics on historical and pop culture references in the movie. Ones you may have missed when watching the film because of the overwhelming emotion attached to every scene, or ones you may only be familiar with on the surface.

In this episode, we’ll be talking about the song that seemed to be inspired when Forrest Gump and John Lennon appeared on the Dick Cavett Show. It was as if you could see the gears turning in Lennon’s head as Forrest explained to him what China was like, and the beginnings of Lennon’s most successful single from his solo career.

I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind Imagine.

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Media:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWD8YI1Mqhs 

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Sources:

http://www.biography.com/news/john-lennon-imagine-song-facts

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/the-500-greatest-songs-of-all-time-20110407/john-lennon-imagine-20110516

http://www.rebeatmag.com/9-myths-about-john-lennon-and-the-far-more-interesting-truths/

http://www.biography.com/people/john-lennon-9379045#early-life

http://www.centralparknyc.org/things-to-see-and-do/attractions/strawberry-fields.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/jan/03/cee-lo-green-john-lennon

http://www.chestnuthilllocal.com/2012/05/17/john-lennons-imagine-meets-the-dsm/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/12/john-lennon-closing-ceremony-imagine-olympics_n_1770882.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imagine_(John_Lennon_song)#Charts_and_certifications

https://secondhandsongs.com/work/5917/versions#nav-entity

https://web.archive.org/web/20121014153533/http://www.theprovince.com/entertainment/Today+Music+History/7345666/story.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-396625/John-Lennons-Imagine-banned-school-anti-religious-lyrics.html

http://www.john-lennon.com/imaginebanned.htm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/719027/Liverpool-Airport-to-be-renamed-after-Lennon.html