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Sun Dec 8, 2019, 01:52 PM

Thirty nine years ago today John Lennon was murdered....





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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 01:55 PM

1. It CANT be 39 years. Wow...I remember it well.

I dont know what to say other than FUCK that guy who shot him.

I wont say his name, he doesnt deserve to be known.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:15 PM

4. I was in my one-room studio nine blocks uptown watching MNF when Howard Cosell broke the news.

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:18 PM

5. We went to a vigil in town that night. Lots of us there. I often confuse the

"where I was" between John Lennon and John Belushi.

But I know where I was for John Lennon and what I did that night.

The Beatles were or are a part of who I am, I cant explain it. I am a musician, sort of, and, well I cant explain it.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 08:26 PM

12. I'm right there with you..

This is the one musical group, that literally changed the world.

They were lucky enough to be the right group, with the right music, with the right social consciousness, to affect the largest generation (and then some...).

I feel so lucky to have been a part of it.

to all who were a part of it.

edit for incorrect punctuation

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:47 PM

6. I was 22. The boyfriend who had broken up with me over the phone..

about twenty minutes earlier called me..”Hey! John Lennon’s dead!” I hung up on him thinking he was messing with me. But..I had a feeling, so I called my mom..”Mom? Is John Lennon dead?” It was one more thing to cry about that crappy night.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:02 PM

2. One of the all-time greats.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:14 PM

3. (.)

Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:49 PM

7. Good work, John. Thanks for a benchmark in life.

Before the Beatles.. After the Beatles.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 03:57 PM

8. I remember it well; I was in the emergency room that night

Working an industrial job on 2nd shift, I had a minor accident which required stitches. After treatment, the supervisor who drove me and was watching TV in the waiting room told me John Lennon was shot dead.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 07:47 PM

9. Paid homage to John at Strawberry Fields across the street from the Dakota

while visiting NYC a few years ago....



“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”

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Response to Heartstrings (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 07:55 PM

10. I've visited there a number of times over the years. I also found my way down to the vigil...

....that weekend for the 10-minutes of silence. It was eerie, all those people so quiet - all that could be heard was an occasional bark from a dog or baby crying, and the overhead helicopters. There was a single chair on the stage, a portrait of John Lennon, and a boom box. After the 10 minutes, the boom box played "Imagine".

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Response to George II (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 08:04 PM

11. I often wonder what his strong voice for mankind and politics would have been

during these perilous times we’re facing, and what messages of encouragement, tolerance and endurance he would have given us through his music....

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 09:17 PM

13. I remember

that night well, I was shocked and so sad that someone took this wonderful artist's life and he was part of the greatest group The Beatles. Who would want to kill a Beatle???? I was listening to his music all night.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 09:54 PM

14. Heard about that from Howard Cosell on MNF.


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Response to edbermac (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 09:13 AM

17. I think millions of Americans heard it there. Back then MNF was a national tradition.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 10:07 PM

15. God damn the losers and malcontents of the world who rob us of those we admire.

I barely knew who John Lennon was when I heard he had been killed. I knew who The Beatles were, I just didn't know their names. (I was eleven when Lennon was murdered...) But I found out fast after it happened.

I also remember where I was when I heard Rebecca Shaeffer had been murdered. I was nineteen then, and absolutely in love with her. I was content with the reality that she was a television actress and I was a nobody. That was no big deal. Her murderer, though, thought 'If I can't have her...' God damn him...

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 10:17 PM

16. OMGawd

I have a t-shirt with, “Imagine all the people living life in peace” I cry just thinking about it.....all living life in peace.....like that is EVER gonna happen. What a dreamer.

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