My grandfather, upon arriving home after work and being informed of Lennon’s death by my grandmother:
“Hmm...One down, three to go”.
Ah...I remember growing up in the 70s and an elderly next door neighbor said the Beatles were Commies. This song (imagine no possessions) by one member makes a good point.
The morning of 12/9/80 I was in my first year of college and my dad woke me up with “C’mon get up, one of the Beatles got shot dead last night”. Huh? I had gone to bed early and I guess my Dad got the news from Howard Cosell as the Patriots and the Dolphins had been on Monday Night Football. Beatles
and Lenin, er, Lennon music all over the radio. For some reason I took the White Album poster from my vinyl copy and put it up on a door at the college radio station.
And the other Beatle we lost once wrote a song about how much $$ the band was losing to the...taxman! Hence why
some Brits moved to the US to escape him.