In honour of John Lennonâ€™s 70th birthday on Saturday October 9, 2010, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and BoxofVision LLC, will create three officially licensed John Lennon Time Capsules.
With the co-operation of Yoko Ono Lennon, the three time capsules will each include; John Lennonâ€™s entire body of post-Beatles recordings, newly restored art prints of his LP artwork, rare memorabilia, a newly commissioned essay on Johnâ€™s career, plus additional key items to help preserve his legacy and spirit for future generations.
In addition to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio USA, the second Time Capsule storage location has now been named as the Liverpool John Moores University.
Chosen for its substantial part in the John Lennon story, Liverpool John Moores Universityâ€™s School of Art & Design contains the very same art college that Lennon attended during his formative years. Enrolling in the then called â€œLiverpool College Of Artâ€ in 1957, the college provided a springboard for many influential aspects of Johnâ€™s life, and provided the venue for early band rehearsals with Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Stuart Sutcliffe as The Quarrymen.
Fittingly, the same venue where it all started for Lennon, will be one of the storage facilities which will help preserve the capsule and his legacy.
The Vice Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University, Professor Michael Brown states that â€œLiverpool John Moores University is honoured to host one of the John Lennon Time Capsules and help preserve his legacy here at LJMU.
John Lennon continues to be an inspiration to all our students as we encourage them to â€˜dream, plan, achieveâ€™ throughout their studies and beyond, an ethos shared and promoted by John throughout his life.â€
The general public are invited to contribute to the John Lennon Time Capsule by submitting birthday wishes, commentaries, musical performances and personal thoughts online, at www.BoxOfVision.com/TimeCapsule.
After the closing date of October 1st, the fan contributions will be collated and included in the 3 Time Capsules, each of which will be re-opened in a world-wide ceremony on October 9th, 2040, the 100th anniversary of John Lennonâ€™s birth.