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John Lennon Murdered 31 Years Ago Today

Friday, December 8, 2006

I think everyone who heard the news that day can remember where they were and what they were doing.

“The scene outside New York’s spooky old Dakota apartment building on the evening of December 8, 1980, was as surreal as it was horrifying. John Lennon, probably the world’s most famous rock star, lay semiconscious, hemorrhaging from four flat-tipped bullets blasted into his back. His wife Yoko Ono held his head in her arms and screamed (just like on her early albums).”

“A few yards away a pudgy young man stood eerily still, peering down into a paperback book. Moments earlier he had dropped into a military firing stance – legs spread for maximum balance, two hands gripping his .38 revolver to steady his aim – and blown away the very best Beatle. Now he leafed lazily through the pages of the one novel even the most chronically stoned and voided-out ninth grader will actually read, J. D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye.” (The Assassination Of John Lennon)
I remember that day like it was yesterday — the world would never be the same again.

New York Post

John and Yoko

Posted: 17:05PST 12/8/06


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6 Comments leave one →
  1. jainphx permalink
    Friday, December 8, 2006 10:06 pm

    G-ds retribution for Lennon’s comment that the beetles were bigger than Christ.Also remember that the owner of the Titanic said that even G-d could’nt sink it,both were wrong.

  2. Jack Deth permalink
    Friday, December 8, 2006 10:48 pm

    I was a kid when “The Bristish Invasion” happened. Always thought of the Beatles as a Chicks’ Band, through all of their evolution. Where The Stones were and stayed a Guys’ Band.

    Also thought McCartney was a better lyricist than Lennon. Didn’t think much, one way or the other when I heard that Lennon had been shot.

    Jack.

  3. Yellow Hat17 permalink
    Thursday, July 26, 2007 1:18 pm

    Man that sucks… I’m the only kid in my class who likes music like this. I think you should’ve had a tribute and not a cold view of his actual death.

  4. lvi permalink
    Saturday, March 7, 2009 9:16 am

    i hate him because he made front of god and tats why his stupid boat titanci sank!

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