Today the famous Beatles singer joined the crowd in solidarity with protesters against Gun violence.
He told a CNN reporter: “As you know, one of my best friends was shot not far from here. ‘It is important to me,” Lennon was murdered on December 8, 1980 in front of his The Dakota Building by Mark David Chapman.
McCartney was with his wife Nancy Shevell. He wore a t-shirt saying ‘we can end gun violence’. Mccartney also said, ‘You know I am like everyone. I don’t know [if we can end it] but this is what we can do so I am here to do it,’ he said. Paul also encouraged young people to vote’. He told them, “You can make the change. It is up to you.”
Many celebrities took part in the march today across the country including George and Amal Clooney, Ariana Grande, Common, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Hudson and Amy Schumer. – by John Beaudin
John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 35 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.
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