Sunday, December 08, 2013

33 Years Ago Today

John Lennon was killed by a disgusting little puke whose name is not fit to mention. John's legacy lives on with me, a Beatlemaniac to the end.



8 comments:

Evan Lewis said...

Yeah yeah yeah.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

I know people who belt out Beatles songs like they'd composed them and proud of it too. Lennon's solo "Imagine" is one of my favourites.

D Gary Grady said...

My favorite John Lennon quote: At a Beatles press conference someone asked if Ringo was the best drummer in the world. Lennon said, "Ringo's not even the best drummer in the Beatles."

I heartily approve of your not naming the murderer. It's a tragedy the names of assassins are often better known than the names of heroes.

Richard said...

I'd forgotten it was in December. Damn. Another major "what could have been" thing.

Anonymous said...

I remember that vividly. We were watching the Monday Night Football game. For some reason that hit me harder than any other "celebrity" death I can remember.

Lately his older son Julian - now 50! - has been making the rounds touting his own new CD. It's bizarre to think he's ten years older than his father was when he died.


Jeff M.

Anonymous said...

Leave it to Cosell to try and make himself a part of the story:

One of the most remembered moments in Monday Night Football history occurred on December 8, 1980, yet had nothing to do with the game or football in general. During a game between the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots, Howard Cosell broke the news of famed Beatle John Lennon's assassination,[2] news that stunned a nationwide audience.
“ This, we have to say it, is just a football game, no matter who wins or loses. An unspeakable tragedy confirmed to us by ABC News in New York City: John Lennon, outside of his apartment building on the West Side of New York City, the most famous perhaps of all of The Beatles, shot twice in the back, rushed to Roosevelt Hospital, dead ... on ... arrival. ”


Jeff M.

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pattinase (abbott) said...

It is very hard to convey to today's youth how revolutionary their music was. The first time I heard SHE LOVES ME I was in our new car and both my brother and I were transfixed. Listening for each new single to be released was amazing as they came so fast.