Man Rides His Bike To Bataclan Bomb Site To Play ‘Imagine’ On The Piano (VIDEO)

At the site of tragedy and heartbreak one unidentified man used his talent to encourage peace and harmony. Saturday morning, a man with a portable piano rode up to the¬†Bataclan Theatre and Music Hall and began playing the famous pacifist song “Imagine” by John Lennon.

Twitter reports say that someone rolled out a concert piano with a peace sign painted on it and his music flooded the area while news cameras and photographers surrounded him.

CNN’s Hala Gorani was there at the time filing a report on Paris for “New Day.” After the update on the 127 people killed and a recap of what political leaders were saying she turned to this rare moment of peace. You can even hear the music playing behind her as she speaks.

“There’s a grand piano that was just rolled out in the middle of the crowd and in the middle of this group of journalists and someone is playing ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon, quite loudly, so perhaps you watching us all over the world, can hear it,” she said.

“It’s not like he thought, ‘Oh, this can be an anthem,'” John Lennon’s wife Yoko Ono said 30 years after the song was written. “‘Imagine’ was “just what John believed: that we are all one country, one world, one people. He wanted to get that idea out.”

In one of Lennon’s final interviews, he said the song stacked up to any if not all of the work he’d done with The Beatles. “Now, it may take you 20 or 30 years to appreciate that, but the fact is, if you check those songs out, you will see that it is as good as any fucking stuff that was ever done,” he said.

The poignant lyrics are ones to remember for a world caught in religious wars, territorial conflicts, racism, hate and anger:

“Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do.
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace.”


Feature image via video capture