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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:07 PM
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Remembering John Lennon today: October 9, 1940 - December 8,1980
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 06:07 PM by SCRUBDASHRUB


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FarLeftRage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:13 PM
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1. I'm listening to him right now...
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whyzayker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:22 PM
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2. I'm surprised and disappointed
....That there hasn't been more mention of this today.
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:25 PM
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3. I lit a candle (actually, there were multiple wicks on it) for him before
turning on my computer to blog.
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FarLeftRage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:44 PM
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8. The corpoRATe m$m will keep this out of the "news" cycle
Pretty much like they did with the 45th anniversary of JFK's death.

It would be best for them, if people forgot.
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:53 PM
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9. Keith didn't mention it, either.
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:30 PM
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12. A lot of the people on this board weren't even alive
when Lennon was killed, or were too young to remember him.

As for me, I remember hearing about it on the radio, and then staying up the rest of the night recording the local radio station's impromptu tribute to Lennon and the Beatles.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:31 PM
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4. Where you you?
I was driving home after a night class, heard it on the radio
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:39 PM
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5. I was only 10 years old when it happened. I'm sure I was home in my pajamas,
probably in bed. I'm trying to remember if I have a distinct memory (you'd think something as significant as that would cause me to remember). I think I may have heard and was wandering around the living room afterwards, but I was in fifth grade, so I can't really remember.

I really got into the Beatles when I was in high school; I felt the impact much more then and still do.
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:56 PM
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7. 1st semester of college

No one could believe it at first. :(
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:41 PM
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6. Thanks, I had forgotten today
was the day in 1980. I saw that Imagine Peace Memorial in Central Park this summer in August, Strawberry Fields.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:09 PM
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10. I remember this day vividly.
RIP to one of the bright spots on the planet. A man who believed that love could save your soul:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7ThzeFA8lg
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:27 PM
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11. Howard Cosell told me...
A junior in college. One sad time. I'll never forget the moment. Something funny, though. A few years prior on Monday Night Football, both Ronald Reagan and John Lennon were in the booth chatting up a storm. Just before putting them on camera, Howard said to Frank Gifford, " you take Reagan, I'll take the Beatle". George Vescey(NY Times).
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:32 PM
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13. all he was saying is give peace a chance.....
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