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40 years ago today...

#1 Post by Artemis » Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:29 pm

John Lennon was shot Dec 8, 1980 at 10:50pm.

For the older ones here...where were you? What were you doing when you heard the news.

I was in 7th grade(13yrs) in 1980. I was at home in my room, getting ready for bed and listening to one of the local rock radio stations, Q107.



Man, I feel old. :oldtimer:

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#2 Post by mockbee » Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:26 pm

Probably sleeping, I was 3.

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#3 Post by Larry B. » Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:10 pm

It’s quite odd, because I was born in 1984 but I have the memory of watching like a special TV program where people were shocked that Lennon had died; it must’ve been a special after 10 years of his death or something.

I vividly remember feeling sad and thinking Imagine was beautiful, as it was playing in the background while a painter painted a very simple picture of John. I wonder if I could find that on YouTube.

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#4 Post by SR » Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:35 pm

I got Double Fantasy for a gift. I wore it out

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#5 Post by kv » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:30 am

Was watching this with my dad..


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#6 Post by Hokahey » Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:06 pm

kv wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:30 am
Was watching this with my dad..

Chilling.

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#7 Post by Pandemonium » Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:28 am

I remember hearing about this at work. At the time, I worked at an Aerospace subcontractor on the night shift. One of the guys in our dept had a portable tv in his rollaway toolbox and may have had the football game going. At some point, word got around that Lennon had been murdered and a bunch of us where crowded around his tv watching breaking news updates. There was one guy who was a huge Beatles fan who was so upset he had to go home for the rest of the shift.

I think the closest emotional reaction I can recall being among a group of people was when Cobain died, I was at a graphic arts trade school at the time and all these young kids were literally crying in class when the news broke.

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#8 Post by kv » Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:14 pm

My UPS guy told me about cobain...he knew we had a band and was all "I bet you guys are bummed about cobain huh?" And I'm all what about him?...so I have the memory of that and turning mtv on and the tv warming up to kurt loader talking about his death....much like my 9/11 where I was flying to Chicago that day...only to get the call from my buddy I was visiting saying you aren't going anywhere...and me not believing, turning on the TV and as the picture warmed up seeing one tower and asking where the other was....

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#9 Post by drifter » Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:10 pm

John Lennon "Double Fantasy" album signed for Mark Chapman the night of assassination for sale

https://goldinauctions.com/mobile/lotde ... m_signed_f

yesterday the album was up to $500,000

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