Skip to comments.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
From Howard Cosell on Monday Night Football.
....And Texxon is there. (oh no wait, that was Buckwheat)
Why do I have a feeling that Yoko hired the person to have John killed????
Were you watching Monday Night Football or heard it from other sources?
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. :)
Somebody has a tagline to that effect: Lennon took all six bullets, Yoko not hurt...
Wish I remembered who it was...
Damn, John Lennon has been murdered?
“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
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.
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 .
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.
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.
I also heard about it from Howard Cosell on Monday Night Football.
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.
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.
monday night football?
From my mom thru the bathroom door as I got out of the shower.
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.
In a perfect world Yoko would have stepped in front of John. And Mama Cass would have shared her ham sandwich with Karen Carpenter.
A couple of years ago, I was sitting on a toilet and read that some communist with stupid glasses was shot 25 years before.
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
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
I never looked at the Dakota the same again either
Who is John Lennon?
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.
I didn't know he was sick!
I was watching The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder and he announced that John Lennon was killed in NYC.
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.”
In L.A. it was “Lights On For Lennon” for weeks it seems (headlights on during the day on the freeways).
Very clever, my man...I guess you had your second cuppa joe this morning!
I still have problems understanding why. But then, I never did like the Beatles after I got out of puberty.
“Was it a millionaire who said ‘Imagine no possessions’?” -Elvis Costello in the song “The Other Side of Summer”
I was at college - heard it on the morning news
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.
Which way were you headed? DI side or FT. Morgan side?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks HP. It never ends.
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