John Lennon, 'God'
During the morning of Nov. 22, 1963, a feature by Mike Wallace became the first piece about the Beatles to air in America. Two hours later, Kennedy was assassinated, thwarting the planned second airing later that night. When the Beatles arrived in America the following February — landing at the newly named John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York — Americans had something to bring them out of their depression.
While the Beatles strayed from writing about the tragic event that preceded their arrival, years later Lennon, exploring his own personal painful experiences, would break down several perceived idols and myths in this solo song that declared, "The dream is over." The moving-on lyrics list a bevy of his own idols, including Dylan, the Beatles and Kennedy.