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joanneeberlin
Joanneeberlin  (Level: 184.5 - Posts: 686)
Fri, 8th Dec '06 1:15 PM

JOHN LENNON

26 years today that John Lennon was shot. Do you remember what you were doing when you heard the news?

I was home and when I heard of it on the television, I did not think that he would die. I thought he was going to pull thru.
I was wrong.

Jo



baggiob
Baggiob  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 888)
Fri, 8th Dec '06 2:05 PM

I was probably fillina nappy or screaming me head of as I would have been just under 2 months old.

John lennon is and always has been a bit of a hero of mine.
Interestingly, the day I was born was the day that Lennon turned 40.

violetblue
Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Fri, 8th Dec '06 3:27 PM

I was a kid, twelve years old. I had my clock radio alarm set for 6:15 AM and I heard it as soon as I woke up. The deejays were discussing it (tearfully) and playing Beatles and solo Lennon stuff (which continued for a couple of days). My parents were huge fans, and I was, too (by osmosis) so I felt really sad. That is the type of tragic event that you never forget.

vettage
Vettage  (Level: 41.0 - Posts: 241)
Fri, 8th Dec '06 6:29 PM

In the U.S.Army, 17 years old, watching Monday Night Football, Miami vs New England while sitting on a buddy's bunk. Still can hear Howard Cosell's voice.

berylm
Berylm  (Level: 156.4 - Posts: 478)
Fri, 8th Dec '06 6:47 PM

Strangely, I don't really remember this happening, except generally - and I was 17, so easily old enough to understand.

On the other hand, I do remember when Elvis died - mainly because he died on my 15th birthday and one of my friends was such a fan that she wouldn't talk to me for ages afterwards ... somehow it was my fault ...!!

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Sat, 9th Dec '06 9:05 AM

When I found out about Elvis I had just gotten out of work and went into my usual watering hole and the bartender told me and I think I said something like,,,"I'll have the usual, please". When Lennon died I replied,,,"Did Yoko do it?" I was a pretty big Beatles fan but Lennon kind of lost me when he went on his crusade against everything. I never could stand much of Elvis although I saw him and talked to him a few times after he died. You know,,,,K-Mart, Hooters, Smokeys bar-b cue, etc. Am I insensitive? My friends think I might be but wahat do they know? Cheers!

mskillian
Mskillian  (Level: 65.1 - Posts: 226)
Sat, 9th Dec '06 9:13 AM

I had an English teacher named, William Faulkner (I swear!) Anyway, he had gone to school with Mark David Chapman - graduated with him and he cried and cried all morning long (I was his student aide) until he finally went home at lunch and didn't come back for the rest of the day.

I remember being so sad about it - I heard it as breaking news on TV. It seemed surreal to me.

John Lennon was always my favorite Beatle!


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