The history of Western music can be divided into BC (Before Cage) and AC (After Cage). I was a lucky girl to have bumped into him in my roller coaster life. Us downtown artists called him J.C. for Jesus Christ - not to his face, but when we spoke about him amongst us. He was a good friend, and I miss him. Happy Birthday John Cage! love, yoko #Cage100 Photo: David Tudor, John Cage, Yoko Ono and Mayuzumi Toshiro perform Music Walk, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Hall, Tokyo, 1962. Photo by Yasuhiro Yoshioka, courtesy of Yoko Ono.