Actor Aaron Paul Picked A John Lennon Classic For His Funeral Song
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In his iconic portrayal of Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad, actor Aaron Paul captured hearts worldwide with his emotional depth, wit, and a remarkable ability to convey genuine on-screen moments. Despite the gangster aesthetic, Paul’s performances always carried a tender side, reflecting his own touch of sentimentality.
Renowned for his heartfelt outlook on peace and love
Paul finds inspiration in the words and music of the legendary John Lennon, a sentiment he shared with NME:
“I love The Beatles, but I’m obsessed with John Lennon.”
For Paul, Lennon represents a paragon of peace, someone whose worldview should guide those in positions of power.
Reflecting on Lennon’s influence
“His view on life was such an inspiration to so many people.”
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He even took a day off from filming in New York to participate in an event organized by Yoko Ono, where they created the world’s largest peace sign in Central Park. Paul vividly recalls the experience:
“It was on what would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday, and they played ‘Imagine’ through loudspeakers. It was an incredible moment, so it would have to be that track” for his funeral.
Yoko Ono, Lennon’s widow, echoes Paul’s sentiments about the profound impact of “Imagine” and their shared beliefs.
On the anniversary of Lennon’s birth, Ono stated, “John and I were both artists and we were living together, so we inspired each other. The song ‘Imagine’ embodied what we believed together at the time.” She emphasizes the enduring connection between them, transcending geographical and cultural boundaries.
Regarding the track’s significance, Ono remarks,
“All these instructions are for people for how to spend eternity because we have lots of time.”
The timeless nature of “Imagine” is evident as the song continues to resurface in the charts, showcasing its enduring relevance and lasting power.
In choosing “Imagine” as his funeral song, Aaron Paul not only pays homage to a musical icon but also embraces the universal message of peace and unity that John Lennon passionately advocated throughout his life.