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Quote of the Week: John Lennon

Here I am, rich and famous as I always wanted to be, and nothing’s happening.

— John Lennon quoted in Ray Coleman, Lennon: The Definitive Biography (New York: HarperCollins, 1992), xii.

Money, Fame, and Influence: HBO’s Documentary on Former Beatle George Harrison (Part 3)

What’s the true measure of success and influence in life? What criteria should be used to determine this judgment?

I think it’s safe to say that by most standards The Beatles were definitely successful as a popular music band. According to Wikipedia, The Beatles’ record sales stand at an incredible 2.3 billion units worldwide. This statistic clearly makes the Fab Four the most commercially successful group in popular music history. Continue reading

Money, Fame, and Influence: HBO’s Documentary on Former Beatle George Harrison (Part 2)

Is it possible that people are actually searching for God even when they are not conscious of it? Christian thinker St. Augustine (AD 354–430) thought so and made this provocative comment in his classic autobiography the Confessions: Continue reading

Money, Fame, and Influence: HBO’s Documentary on Former Beatle George Harrison (Part 1)

Students in a college ethics course I was teaching once asked me if I would like to be rich, famous, and influential. I replied, “Only if the money, celebrity, and power could come as a result of me being just, wise, and good.”

Recently released on HBO, George Harrison: Living in the Material World is a multi-part documentary by filmmaker Martin Scorsese on the life and times of popular musician George Harrison (1943–2001). Continue reading