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Bono Dedicated Son "Pride" to John Lennon in South Korea

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One thing I always appreciate about musical artists is when they appreciate and acknowledge the impact of other artists.

U2, the famous rock band that was formed in Ireland in 1976, had their first ever concert in South Korea back in December. The date of the concert happened to coincide with the anniversary of John Lennon’s death, almost 40 years passed now.

Lead singer Bono made a nice speech in honor of the lost singer and peacemaker. He went on to dedicate their song Pride to Lennon, a song that was initially written about Martin Luther King Jr. and his fight for Black rights. Bono then even sang snippets of a couple of The Beatles songs later on in the show.

This news may be a month out, but I think moments like these are important. Honoring people who have passed but made a large impact on the world is an important thing to continue doing no matter how much time may have passed.

I can’t say I imagine that South Korean fans may have the same connection to The Beatles and John Lennon as a crowd in the U.S. or the U.K., but I can imagine they felt the passion in the words.

Original Rolling Stones article here!

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