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SEAN LENNON SAYS NOTHING GIVES HIM MORE OPTIMISM ABOUT THE FUTURE THAN BITCOIN

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Sean Ono Lennon, recently sang bitcoin praises during the Orange Pill podcast with bitcoin permabull Max Keiser.

Speaking during an interview, the 45-year old musician who has been a member of several bands such as the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, the Claypool Lennon Delirium, and Cibo Matto stated that bitcoin is an asset that “empowers people in a way they’ve never been empowered before”.

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a tough year for most people. Thousands of businesses were forced to permanently close while millions of workers lost their jobs amid the pandemic. Sean posited that bitcoin is basically one of the only things that give him more optimism about humanity and the future.

Sean went on to explain that even if people possess gold, they are not as empowered as when they own bitcoin. This is primarily because bitcoin is unconfiscatable and lets people travel anywhere in the world as long as they can remember their BTC private keys. In other words, bitcoin makes people self-sovereign, something that physical gold cannot do.

“Even if they [people] had gold, they would have to carry that in a sack and someone could just steal it from them, but something that transcends the physical world it means that you have total agency, you have total self-sovereignty, and as long as you can remember your key phrase, then you’re good to go.”

Bitcoin has been in the limelight this year, thanks to a standout performance. The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has surged to new highs above $18,000 — a stone’s throw away from the 2017 all-time high.

The strong bullish momentum experienced by bitcoin has come as more traditional investors turn to the cryptocurrency as an alternative investment in the face of economic uncertainty. “In an ocean of destruction that was this year, I find bitcoin to give me a kind of optimism, to be honest,” Sean Lennon concluded.

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HERE´S WHERE GEORGE HARRISON´S ASTON MARTIN DB5 IS NOW

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George Harrison was the owner of quite a few prized possessions. And one such prized possession was his iconic Aston Martin DB5. George purchased one of these iconic AMs in 1965.

Apart from the fact that it was owned by George, the Aston Martin DB5 was iconic in more than one way. The British luxury grand tourer was designed by the Italian coachbuilder, Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera. It is also popularly remembered as the best James Bond car of all time: not an easy feat by any means.

The Aston Martin DB5 is one of the greatest British luxury grand-tourers ever made. Produced between 1963 and 1965, the car was available in three variants: either as a 2 door 2+2 coupe, or as a 2-door convertible, or lastly, as a 2-door shooting brake model. The AM wonder car was built with a predominant all-aluminium DOHC straight-6 engine. Three SU carburetors were installed to further enhance the engine. With a 282 Horsepower capacity, the engine was able to propel the ace car to a top speed of 145 mph (233 km/h). The front-engine, rear-wheel-drive form of layout, further added to the appeal of this gem. The DB5 came standard with a new 5-speed ZF transmission, with the optional BorgWarner 3-speed automatic transmission available too.

The car was equipped with top-quality reclining seats, and full leather trim in the cabins to add to the comfort of long rides. Wool pile carpets were installed to ensure the rides were warm and cozy. The DB5 also sported electric windows, a rare feature for a car from a by-gone era. The vintage car fared well in the safety quotient, with twin-fuel tanks to increase longevity, and chrome wire wheels for maximum control and grip. Stylish, well-crafted, safe, and fast, this classic car aced almost every department and stood out compared to its peers.

Special-effects expert John Stears took up the task of modifying the DB5 for the 1964 James Bond film, “Goldfinger”. Two specimens of the iconic Bond-car were showcased at the 1964 New York World Affair – where the new bond car was dubbed “the best car ever made”.

The first DB5 Goldfinger prototype bore the chassis number DP/216/1. Aston Martin later stripped off the weaponry and gadgetry installed in the car for the movie’s shoot and then resold it. The subsequent owners, however, reinforced the car with non-original weapons before the car re-appeared in the Bond film, “Cannonball”, where Roger Moore took to the wheels. In time, the Aston Martin DB5 established itself as the trademark vehicle for the James Bond character. The vintage car reappeared in the Bond movie, “Thunderball” a year later.

After a considerable gap thereafter, the prodigal car came back to wow the audiences in a few more Bond movies. The car took to the 2006 Bond hit, “Casino Royale” with a tangy twist this time. The classic AM beast – which was showcased to be Bond’s favorite for decades – was snatched like a trophy and given to the villain, Alex Dimitrios.
The DB5/1896/R was originally supplied to George Harrison on the 1st of January, 1965 through Brydor Cars of Brooklands in Surrey. A decade after the Beatles star passed away, his vintage AM was sold at an auction in London. The classic vintage was auctioned off for a mammoth price (reportedly around $550,000) at the COYS of London Auction in 2011.

Held at the Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminister, the COYS “True Great Auction” saw intense bidding from telephone callers globally. The vintage AM was eventually sold for at least $235,305 more than figured at the pre-auction estimates, thanks to the fierce popularity of the Beatles, all around the globe. The buyer was an unnamed Beatles fan from Houston, Texas, who vowed to use the iconic car to raise money for charity.
The Aston Martin DB5 is indeed a legendary car.
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JOHN LENNON’s ICONIC INTRODUCTION THAT MARKED A MAJOR MOMENT FOR THE BEATLES

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The Beatles shared a video on their official Instagram account in which John Lennon, seems to have written history without knowing it, a video that marked the beginning of The Beatles’ successful career. In the video, The Beatles are seen performing at the annual Royal Variety Show which is staged in front of the members of the Royal Family.

The caption of the video starts with John Lennon’s idea that they should go through their old compositions as they might be sitting on a gold mine. It turns out that the visionary John Lennon was right.

Here’s what the caption says:

“‘One of these days we must sort through our old compositions. We might be sitting on a goldmine! Some of them might stand a chance. Meanwhile, we go on writing – mainly for our next LP.’ John, April 1963 ⁠

This, the band’s appearance on the annual Royal Variety Show was, in publicity terms, the biggest night of their career so far. ⁠Staged in front of members of the Royal Family, the show was watched in almost every home in Britain.”

Furthermore, in the caption, The Beatles’ official Instagram account has included the description of the iconic moment that The Beatles would be remembered for, even after all those years. Before performing their last show, John introduced the song ‘Twist and Shout‘ and asked for the audience’s help.

While he asked the people in the cheaper seats to clap their hands, Lennon humorously asked the more wealthy ones to just rattle their jewelry. Aside from amusing their audience, this introduction became an iconic moment for the Beatles and everyone was talking about it the next day.

 

Here’s how the caption continued:

“⁠John’s famous introduction to the band’s last song was *the* moment of The Beatles’ early TV career – the following day, everyone was talking about it: ⁠
⁠‘For our last number, I’d like to ask for your help. The people in the cheaper seats clap your hands. And the rest of you, if you’d just rattle your jewelry. We’d like to sing a song called, Twist And Shout.’ ⁠

Despite The Beatles’ continued success, they refused all further requests to appear on the show. Go to the link in our bio to hear the full version of ‘From Me To You’⁠”


THE HISTORICAL BEATLES MOMENT THAT HAPPENED IN DISNEY WORLD

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History remembers April 10, 1970 as the “the day The Beatles broke up,” but they had actually separated emotionally, spiritually, and musically long before that day.

While Ringo Starr had actually tried to quit the band as early as 1968, he was talked into coming back.

In 1969, John Lennon knew the magic was over and told the other guys he was out on September 20, 1969.

Toward the end of 1970, Paul McCartney started the paperwork to officially dissolve the band’s business partnership, beginning a long, drawn-out legal process that would end up lasting years.

Although John’s announcement to the other three that he wanted out had been the emotional end of the band, he would end up when it came to making the split official, and The Beatles’ breakup wouldn’t be made legal until years later.

And when the time finally came, Lennon was conspicuously absent from the proceedings.

The process took several years, millions of dollars, and miles of red tape. The lawyers finally had all the paperwork ready toward the end of 1974, and a meeting was arranged to sign them at New York City’s Plaza Hotel.

But although he lived less than a half-hour’s walk away, John didn’t show up.

When George Harrison’s lawyer called to ask where he was, John apparently instructed his secretary May Pang to tell him, “The stars aren’t right.” John’s astrological inspiration justifiably infuriated the other ex-Beatles and their legal teams.

John Lennon and May Pang then decided to fly down to Florida for Christmas, where they stayed at the Polynesian Village Hotel at Walt Disney World.

After the holiday, a lawyer from Apple Corps had to fly down and force Lennon to finally get it over with. So there in Disney World, John Lennon signed the lengthy contract on December 29, 1974, marking the official end, of The Beatles as a business entity.