To be accurate, John Lennon's "Imagine" was released on September 9, 1971. It's residue from the sixties. The album was recorded between June 23, 1971 and July 5, 1971, at Ascot Sound Studios, built by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1970 on the grounds of Tittenhurst Park. "Imagine" was produced by Phil Spector.
Spector was recently tried for second-degree murder out here. On September 26, 2007, the jury stated that it could not reach a verdict, deadlocked at ten for guilty and two for not guilty. The judge declared a mistrial. A second trial is coming. Spector's attorney had proposed that the retrial begin in September 2008, but that date fell through and a new trial date is pending.
And there's Barack Obama and "hope" –