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john lennon dec 8,1980

Discussion in 'Celebrity and Entertainment News' started by kline, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. kline

    kline New Member

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    I cant believe its been 28 years.It doesnt seem possible.
    I was too young to remember JFK but I know where I was when this happened.
    In Montana in my room listening to 14CFUN out of Vancouver Canada in the middle of reading the Playboy John Lennon interview I had just picked up in town.
    The DJ announced he'd been shot then played the next song que'd up:Queen. 'Another One Bites the Dust'.... "...out of the doorway the bullets rip...."I still cant hear that song without thinking of that.
    Then he came back on the air and confirmed that John Lennon was dead.Unbelievable.
    It seems like yesterday.
     
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    Cypros New Member

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    I remember walking into my HS drama class the next morning to find my good friend dressed all in black, wearing his John Lennon glasses and looking very glum. It was certainly a shock. He was a great musician/artist.
     
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    capps New Member

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    I'm still sad about it....
     
  4. Mira

    Mira Country Girl

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    i had just come to live with my auntie and uncle on dec 3. i remember her sitting on the floor crying. i didnt understand what was wrong, and started crying myself. she held me and told me that a good person had died and she was sad. i was only 5 and only years later did i know who.

    it is one of my very first memories.
     
  5. kline

    kline New Member

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    Wow.Thats an awesome story.
    I dont get too emotionally involved with 'celeberties' or famous people even if I appreciate their work but that one couldnt have hit me any harder then if one of my personal friends died.
    Part of it is being a musician myself but I think he just connected to people on that level.
    In some ways he bared so much of himself in his work or seemed to that you did feel like you knew him.
    Of course that facet one could say contributed to his death when that connection was filtered through Mark Chapman's twisted psyche.
     
  6. thefragile7393

    thefragile7393 Chronically sleep deprived

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    I was a little over a year old when this happened so of course I don't remember it, but I've come to appreciate much of the music he made and many of his personal views as well. It is too bad that he was silenced forever on this day long ago.
     
  7. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    I was driving to my sister's house to babysit my nephew, and I heard it on the radio.
     
  8. Claycat

    Claycat Inactive

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    It makes me sad to remember. I was a teenager when the Beatles came to be on the Ed Sullivan show. They are an integral part of my life. Rest in peace, good buddy!
     
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    Marthatex New Member

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    I read an article recently that his son, Sean, finally wrote about how his father's death affected him. It was very difficult for him; he was only about five.

    You can have all the money in the world and it's not going to change the lasting trauma of having your father suddenly shot dead.
     
  10. noZme

    noZme Active Member

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    The phenomenon that was The Beatles, was always bigger than life. Their incredible rise to worldwide fame & fortune, their success & notoriety made them seem untouchable. When Lennon was shot dead, he became both immortal & mortal. It was a defining moment in the lives of baby-boomers.

    Many of us recall John's quote* that was the shot heard around the world. It provoked a lot of dialogue at my house & some of my friends had to take their posters down & pack up their albums. I prefer to remember him by others:

    "Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."

    "Life is what happens while you are making other plans."

    "Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted."

    “Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewels.”

    "My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.”

    “I get by with a little help from my friends.”

    "It matters not
    Who you love
    Where you love
    Why you love
    When you love
    Or how you love
    It matters only that you love."



    * "We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first - rock and roll or Christianity."
     
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    I wasn't born until 1984. But I was raised listening to The Beatles. John Lennon was an incredible man. He left an amazing legacy behind.
     
  12. Gozgals

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    I am still very sad about the loss of John. I am a true Beatles freak and John was a great talent. It just feels like it was yesterday. Imagine is my favorite song.

    This is a tragedy that never needed to happen.

    John did leave us with such much. What a legacy.


    "Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace"

    Always

    gozgals
     
  13. BeavisMom62

    BeavisMom62 No, Butthead is NOT here!!

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    28 years, huh? Wow! Hard to believe. Being born in '62 I was raised on the Beatles. We played their records all the time. There is a radio station here, 98.5FM The Beach, that plays "Breakfast with the Beatles" every morning at 9:30 and I always catch it on my way to work. I wonder what they will play today? RIP John. I miss you.

    ETA Oops, that was yesterday and I missed it. Work from home on Mondays and Fridays. Drat.
     
  14. TaylorJ4

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    I was in an art class in high school and we heard it on the radio...they played Beatles songs the rest of the day. Very sad memory...
     
  15. JDB

    JDB Tybee you will never be forgotten

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    I was watching Monday Night football in my room talking to my G/F at the time on the phone. When the news scrolled acrossed the bottom of the TV, And then the announcer Howard Cosell I think made the statement. John Lennon has been murdered in NYC. I sat there and then told my G/F she thought i was kidding. Told check the TV out. She picked up another phone and started to cry. Ironic part was there was a MNF game last night. I could only watch part as my head kept flashing back toe that sad day in music history.It was also just as hard when I heard that George had passed away. The beatles will be one of my Favorites for life.
     
  16. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Moderator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    36 years now

    :rose: RIP John :rose:
     
  17. MagnoliaMountain

    MagnoliaMountain Red Rose

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    I was born several years after his death but I think he seemed like such a wonderful, incredibly talented person. I did a presentation on his life back in high school.
     
  18. Thyme

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    I will always remember that day kline. I remember every year and have a drink for him...as it falls on my B-Day. Now I will have to have a drink for Greg Lake every year as well. This could become a problem. ;) Used to have that Playboy copy as well...until someone lifted it.
     
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    I remember because it was my 10th birthday - Dec 9th in England when the news was widely reported. My teacher was inconsolable and I couldn't understand why all the adults were so grim-faced and school was so subdued that day. Arrogance of youth, I was cross I didn't get the usual homeroom happy birthday greeting!

    My mum didn't even mention his death. She was never a fan of the Beetles - Dave Clark Five for her - and my dad was an old beatnik, he didn't think much of Lennon. I remember my friend coming over to my house for tea because her mum was so distraught there was no food on the table, though.

    I will say that my mum admitted that the way some of my friends parents felt when Lennon was murdered was the same way she felt when RFK died. She was utterly devastated - even being English, living in England - when he was killed. She saw him as the bright new hope for the world, the same way, I assume, others of her generation saw Lennon.
     

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