John Lennon – “Beautiful Boy”
This track, from Double Fantasy, was written for Sean Lennon, John’s only child with Yoko. Released just three weeks before Lennon’s murder in front of the Dakota, the record became a commercial success after his death. This song shows the tender side of John, who was abandoned by his father at a young age (hence his devotion to his mother Julia.) Though Lennon was murdered 30 years ago today, the power of his music lives on.