John Lennon Time Capsule to be stored at LJMU

21 September 2010

In honour of John Lennon’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 Lennon’s entire output of post-Beatles recordings, newly restored art prints of his LP artwork artworks, rare memorabilia, a newly commissioned essay on John’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 Liverpool John Moores University.

Chosen for its substantial part in the John Lennon story, LJMU’s School of Art and Design contains the art college that Lennon attended during his formative years. Enrolling in the then called “Liverpool College of Art” in 1957, the college provided a springboard for many influential aspects of John’s life, and provided the venue for early band rehearsals with Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Stuart Sutcliffe as The Quarrymen and later as The Silver Beatles. Fittingly, the same creative environment where it all started for Lennon and his friends, will be one of the storage facilities which will help preserve this capsule documenting his legacy.

LJMU Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Brown commented: “Liverpool 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 ‘dream, plan, achieve’ throughout their studies and beyond, an ethos shared and promoted by John throughout his life.”

For further information on the John Lennon Time Capsules visit

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

After the closing date of 1 October 2010, the fan contributions will be collated and included in the three Time Capsules, each of which will be re-opened in a world-wide ceremony on 9 October 2040, the 100th anniversary of John Lennon’s birth.

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