Two months ago on John Lennon's 70th birthday, Joan Baez -- who herself turns 70 in January -- sang "Imagine" as her second encore at the University of Wisconsin Union Theater in Madison. That's when I shot this video.
"Imagine" is the word that comes to mind on this melancholy anniversary. Of all the tragic and nightmarish killings of public figures in the last century, John Lennon's death 30 years ago today still seems the most senseless, leaving a void that has never been filled. Imagine if he had lived.