From: Lester Bangs: John Lennon Obit (highly edited)
I don't know what is more pathetic, the people of my generation who refuse to let their 1960s adolescence die a natural death, or the younger ones who will snatch any shred of a dream that was over ten years ago.
The Beatles were a moment and to keep turning the embers of those dreams this way and that in hopes the flame will somehow flicker up again in the eighties is a futile pursuit.
In some of this last interviews, John Lennnon said, "We were the hip ones of the sixties. But the world is not like the sixties. The whole world has changed. Produce your own dream. It's quite possible to do anything."