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27th anniversary of the murder of John Lennon, how'd you hear it?

Posted on 12/08/2007 8:58:11 PM PST by Figment

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KEYWORDS: anniversary; history; instantkarma; instantkarmagotjohn; music; sociology

1 posted on 12/08/2007 8:58:14 PM PST by Figment
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To: Figment

From Howard Cosell on Monday Night Football.


2 posted on 12/08/2007 8:59:20 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Figment
John Lennon’s DEAD?
3 posted on 12/08/2007 8:59:33 PM PST by decal (This tagline is subject to change without noti........)
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To: decal

....And Texxon is there. (oh no wait, that was Buckwheat)


4 posted on 12/08/2007 9:00:43 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: All

Why do I have a feeling that Yoko hired the person to have John killed????


5 posted on 12/08/2007 9:02:03 PM PST by KevinDavis (Mitt Romney 08, WE ARE NOT ELECTING A PASTOR-IN-CHIEF!)
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To: Figment

Were you watching Monday Night Football or heard it from other sources?


6 posted on 12/08/2007 9:02:46 PM PST by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: Figment

I remember I was shocked at the time that he was gunned down the way he was, but it didn’t leave any lasting impression because I don’t have a clue where I was or how I heard about it.

Now, if you want to know where I was when I found out Elvis died I can give you a detailed account. :)


7 posted on 12/08/2007 9:03:22 PM PST by Elyse (I refuse to feed the crocodile.)
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To: KevinDavis

Somebody has a tagline to that effect: Lennon took all six bullets, Yoko not hurt...

Wish I remembered who it was...


8 posted on 12/08/2007 9:05:04 PM PST by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: Figment

Damn, John Lennon has been murdered?


9 posted on 12/08/2007 9:06:23 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: Old Sarge

“What kind of country is this where John Lennon takes six bullets in the chest, and Yoko is standing right next to him and not one single f’ing bullet? Explain that to me.” - Dennis Leary


10 posted on 12/08/2007 9:06:52 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Thats what I say.

I was 11 years old and lived too far out in the boonies. We didn’t watch TV that much because we were too busy tending to the cattle. Besides, any mention of JLennon or some such pop-culture hippy thing as this got a swift “off” on the TV set.

“We don’t have time to listen to music. You should be eating, sleeping or working.” says my father.


11 posted on 12/08/2007 9:19:23 PM PST by shbox (BobbyHill: "What's the matter with those people, Dad?" HankHill: "They're hippies, son")
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To: Figment
I was watching MNF with a classmate who groaned "Now we'll have to hear 'So This is Christmas' about a million times." Then, I relayed the info to another classmate, whose response was "So, did the Dolphins win?" I felt pretty good about my school after that.

BTW, here's a link to what I guess you could call a 12/08 Truther site (Yes, it was a conspiracy by Nixon, Reagan, and Stephen King, but you knew that all along, didn't you?): http://www.lennonmurdertruth.com .

12 posted on 12/08/2007 9:26:20 PM PST by Hunton Peck (Imagine no self-righteous, leftist pop singers.)
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To: shbox
Besides, any mention of JLennon or some such pop-culture hippy thing as this got a swift “off” on the TV set.

I was only about 7 years old at the time, but I remember the night the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan show. They had barely started singing when my dad got up and turned the TV off and announced that his family wasn't going to watch that crap. I think I remember it so well because my dad said crap in front of the kids and got scolded by my mom which was an unprecedented occurrence.

13 posted on 12/08/2007 9:30:28 PM PST by Elyse (I refuse to feed the crocodile.)
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To: Figment

When the Beatles first were famous, John was my favorite. But by the time he fell for Yoko, he’d become a pompous jerk. And his solo music sucked. Now we’re condemned to hear “Imagine” and his loathsome Christmas song forever.


14 posted on 12/08/2007 9:36:23 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

Bump!


15 posted on 12/08/2007 9:39:37 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: Elyse
Dad.....got scolded by my mom which was an unprecedented occurrence.

That would have never happened in my house. I imagine it happened in private, but never in front of people. EVER.
16 posted on 12/08/2007 9:40:08 PM PST by shbox (BobbyHill: "What's the matter with those people, Dad?" HankHill: "They're hippies, son")
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To: Figment

I also heard about it from Howard Cosell on Monday Night Football.


17 posted on 12/08/2007 9:42:18 PM PST by VR-21
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To: Figment

Up doing homework, listening to an AM NYC radio station, oddly enough.

I lived down south, but it was one of those stations that you could pick up late at night when the other stations went off the air.

It was a sad night.


18 posted on 12/08/2007 9:56:20 PM PST by mountainbunny
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To: Figment

An old friend, who has since passed, called me and told me. I believe I was watching a football game on TV. I thought she had to have heard it wrong.


19 posted on 12/08/2007 10:08:32 PM PST by Theresawithanh (FRED!)
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To: Elyse

monday night football?


20 posted on 12/08/2007 10:32:04 PM PST by Disciplinemisanthropy (...and that, people, is what grinds my gears.)
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To: Figment

From my mom thru the bathroom door as I got out of the shower.


21 posted on 12/08/2007 10:33:24 PM PST by Brainhose (My name is Manuel. I am from Barcelona.)
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To: Figment
We were preparing for my mother's birthday, my dad came home from work and told everyone that John Lennon had been shot.

So many times I have passed by the Dakota, right where Mark David Chapman shot that "phony" who had "mislead the children."

JL and PM provided a check and balance on eachother. When they went solo, it was all downhill.

22 posted on 12/08/2007 10:36:10 PM PST by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: Elyse

Me, too.


23 posted on 12/08/2007 11:42:19 PM PST by donna (Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Words Will Never Hurt Me)
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To: Old Sarge

In a perfect world Yoko would have stepped in front of John. And Mama Cass would have shared her ham sandwich with Karen Carpenter.


24 posted on 12/09/2007 12:49:43 AM PST by Jeff Chandler ("Liberals want to save the world for the children they aren't having." -Mark Steyn)
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To: Figment

A couple of years ago, I was sitting on a toilet and read that some communist with stupid glasses was shot 25 years before.


25 posted on 12/09/2007 12:51:44 AM PST by Porterville (Don't bug me about my grammar, you are not that great.)
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To: Figment; blam

on the radio....my girlfriend and I actually did the memorial silence thing while on the Fort Morgan ferry on Mobile Bay

*I was working a pipeline job near there and she was visiting


26 posted on 12/09/2007 12:52:26 AM PST by wardaddy (subservient well trained former shrew tamer for Thompson)
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To: Elyse

Elvis: I was in Canada and had been hiking in the Rockies west of Calgary in Yockanoony and had just rested at the Crowfoot Inn in Calgary and we were getting in the car to go to the Alcan Hwy and turned on the radio that late morning


27 posted on 12/09/2007 12:55:08 AM PST by wardaddy (subservient well trained former shrew tamer for Thompson)
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To: Clemenza

I never looked at the Dakota the same again either


28 posted on 12/09/2007 12:56:12 AM PST by wardaddy (subservient well trained former shrew tamer for Thompson)
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To: Figment

Who is John Lennon?


29 posted on 12/09/2007 3:28:55 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Figment
I was 18 years old at the time and just a couple months from reporting to Marine boot camp in Parris Island. So I was doing situps while watching the football game (New England was playing Miami Dolphins) when Howard Cosell made the announcement. I knew it was big news so I immediately put the TV on mute and clicked on the radio. Sure enough, all the rock stations in town were playing non-stop Beatles and this continued over the next few days. A lot of sobbing disc jockeys reliving their "salad days" and within days, the newstands were full of magazine tributes.

Much different in those days before internet, all-news/entertainment channels on cable TV. You had to wait until the 6:00 network news to hear anything or listen to a local rock station to get hard news about it.

What I remember most about that era was getting ready for boot camp, looking forward to Ronald Reagan becoming president (he has just won the election the month before) and having a lot of spare time on my hands for the last time of my life. All I had going at the time was a night-job as dishwasher at a restaurant (most fun job I ever had). Once I got to boot camp that next February, I've been burning the candles at both ends ever since.

I also remember going to a local club around the same time (in Boston) and one of those up-and-coming "punk" bands from overseas took the stage. (You only had to be 18 to get into clubs in those days.) There were maybe a hundred people in the room. That band was U2! Even back then, you had the sense that these guys had their act together and were going to be around for a while.

30 posted on 12/09/2007 4:30:22 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 7 days away from outliving Walter Payton)
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To: wardaddy
Imagine
31 posted on 12/09/2007 5:51:12 AM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: decal
John Lennon’s DEAD?

I didn't know he was sick!

32 posted on 12/09/2007 7:51:51 AM PST by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: Figment

I was watching The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder and he announced that John Lennon was killed in NYC.


33 posted on 12/09/2007 8:27:11 AM PST by upsdriver (Duncan Hunter: For those who demand the very best!!)
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To: Figment

On the album-oriented (LOL, blast from the past, that expression) rock radio station in L.A. at the time, someone broke in and announced John’s death, and then immediately after, the scheduled commercial for John and Yoko’s new album “Double Fantasy”* played. A ghoulish juxtaposition.

* Most people with eardrums took the album and taped only the John songs from it and renamed their new cassette tape “Single Fantasy.”


34 posted on 12/09/2007 8:34:06 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: wardaddy

In L.A. it was “Lights On For Lennon” for weeks it seems (headlights on during the day on the freeways).


35 posted on 12/09/2007 8:40:26 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Jeff Chandler

Very clever, my man...I guess you had your second cuppa joe this morning!


36 posted on 12/09/2007 8:52:31 AM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they have to)
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To: Figment
I heard about it 67,976,000,037,000,367,738,009.5 times.

I still have problems understanding why. But then, I never did like the Beatles after I got out of puberty.

37 posted on 12/09/2007 8:56:23 AM PST by Cold Heat (Mitt....2008)
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To: blam

“Was it a millionaire who said ‘Imagine no possessions’?” -Elvis Costello in the song “The Other Side of Summer”


38 posted on 12/09/2007 11:36:00 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
"“Was it a millionaire who said ‘Imagine no possessions’?” -Elvis Costello in the song “The Other Side of Summer”

The Other Side Of Summer

39 posted on 12/09/2007 1:28:36 PM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: Figment

I was at college - heard it on the morning news


40 posted on 12/09/2007 2:27:37 PM PST by Revelation 911
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To: wardaddy

Elvis: I was in Houston working in the home decor department at Sears , right next to the television department. One of the guys from the TV department came over and told me to come look at something. I walked over and they were showing Elvis in his ugly white glittery suit singing in concert, but the voice over was talking about his death. Women were standing in the aisles clutching on to each other, sobbing and wailing. (This went on all day long.) A few of the women that worked at the store were sent home that day because they were so emotionally distraught they couldn’t work.


41 posted on 12/09/2007 5:07:40 PM PST by Elyse (I refuse to feed the crocodile.)
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To: wardaddy
on the Fort Morgan ferry on Mobile Bay

Which way were you headed? DI side or FT. Morgan side?

42 posted on 12/09/2007 11:37:23 PM PST by Howdy there
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To: Clemenza
JL and PM provided a check and balance on eachother. When they went solo, it was all downhill.

Yea but George later help put together what could have been one of the greatest bands of all time.. RIP Nelson Wilbury and Lefty also.

43 posted on 12/10/2007 6:08:59 AM PST by cva66snipe (Proud Partisan Constitution Supporting Conservative to which I make no apologies for nor back down)
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To: cva66snipe

Most supergroups are a collection of egos, but the Travelling Wilburys were, IMHO as well as yours, an exception. A damn shame they never toured, as the chemistry they had in the studio would have worked wonders live.


44 posted on 12/10/2007 6:15:33 AM PST by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: Clemenza
Most supergroups are a collection of egos, but the Travelling Wilburys were, IMHO as well as yours, an exception. A damn shame they never toured, as the chemistry they had in the studio would have worked wonders live.

Yea when I first heard them I was amazed. Actually I saw their video first "End of the line" right after it first came out. Till they released the recent box set I couldn't find it though. In my opinion the three CD set out now is worth the money just for that. Roy had died a few weeks before the video was shot. There's an empty rocking chair in his place. George was the best musician in The Beatles as far as I'm concerned. Paul and John could turn out lyrics but George was a great guitar player and a much more humble person from what I hear.

45 posted on 12/10/2007 6:28:43 AM PST by cva66snipe (Proud Partisan Constitution Supporting Conservative to which I make no apologies for nor back down)
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To: cva66snipe

Up until he was on his deathbead, George would spend time at the local pub in his neighborhood once a week just shooting the bull with his neighbors. One of the doctors who treated him told me that he was wonderful to deal with, and was fairly stoic despite all of the pain he was in.


46 posted on 12/10/2007 6:32:48 AM PST by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: Clemenza

There’s few groups I haven’t grown tired of hearing over the years. With The Traveling Wilbury’s I finally liked hearing Tom Petty LOL. I reckon my all time favorite though is Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. My first wife got me hooked on their music. I don’t know that much about the band itself. The only band I ever had any inside info on was Marshall Tucker. A guy I know was part of their stage crew in the early 80’s and knew all the origional members real well.


47 posted on 12/10/2007 6:48:54 AM PST by cva66snipe (Proud Partisan Constitution Supporting Conservative to which I make no apologies for nor back down)
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To: Hunton Peck; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Thanks HP. It never ends.

http://www.lennonmurdertruth.com/


48 posted on 12/10/2007 9:03:00 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, December 10, 2007____________________https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Howdy there

i think towards Ft Morgan.....I was working on an oil transmission pipeline spread for my dad who was a sub for panhandle eastern...the line ran from near lucedale ms to north mobile county to hook up to a barge dock above mobile....maybe 50 miles....two spreads....i was office manager on one

my girlfriend had come down to see me for a few days from Nashville...i had a weekly out west of Mobile near Semmes or Wilmer (boring)

i went back next semster to Ole Miss and finshed my last 12 hours..lol


49 posted on 12/10/2007 11:16:08 AM PST by wardaddy (subservient well trained former shrew tamer for Thompson)
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