John Lennon (1940-80), a founding member of The Beatles, served as the wit and social conscience of the band that dramatically changed popular music in the 20th century. His subsequent solo career often focused on the anti-war movement, and most acknowledge his hit song “Imagine” as his legacy to the peace movement. Tragically, he was on the verge of a full-fledged comeback at the time of his murder at the age of 40.

Jane Ellen is the consummate storyteller with eclectic interests, specializing in music and entertainment history. She is an award-winning composer and recording artist who shares her passion for music, history, and spirituality with Albuquerque audiences. With a catalogue of more than 60 published works and numerous choral and chamber commissions, her music has been performed internationally.