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Philosophical       December 8, 1980 12-8-2007 06:55 AM
The Assassination Of John Lennon

December 8, 1980

Hammer       STILL SAD 12-8-2007 07:07 AM
superartists       12-8-2007 08:36 AM
THE ROVER       12-8-2007 08:50 AM
DR CRAIG       12-8-2007 09:55 AM
Still missing you
ady       12-8-2007 1:58 PM
I can remember the first time I heard about that. I was watching John Craven's Newsround at the time.
Dr. Winston       12-8-2007 2:01 PM
An unbelievable loss....still!

R.I.P. Dr. Winston o' Boogie.
Tom Leahy       12-8-2007 2:03 PM
From The Beatles cartoons as a child to the events 27 years ago.

Has it been that long? At that...

molly hopper 2       12-8-2007 2:05 PM
R.I.P. John.

I love you and will miss you forever.

Lime       December 8, 1980 12-8-2007 4:27 PM
December 8, 1980 John Lennon, this is a very sad day in music history. This was the end of an era. John Lennon was killed on this date, back in 1980. I can't believe the years that have gone by. What a waste.
I AM A BIG FAN       12-8-2007 4:29 PM
*Tracks down Instant Karma*

What a statement, on so many levels.
hesuspriesty       12-8-2007 4:32 PM
*Give Peace a Chance*
Curious       12-8-2007 4:36 PM
"Death fo John Lennon" from Various News Sources
Lime       12-9-2007 07:44 AM
Sitting in the old rocker watching Monday Night Football when Howard Cosell broke in with the news,
seems like yesterday.

R.I.P John
I miss your wit.
Bruce The Buckeye       28 YEARS AGO TODAY 12-8-2008 06:12 AM
December 8 1980

FanForever       It was Monday night, December 8 1980 12-8-2008 07:10 AM
How's it going fellow die hard hard core Zeppelin and Beatles fanatics? How's the weekend treating all of you? I hope all is well with all of you. If it is alright with all of you, I am going to write this thread a little earlier since it will be extremely hard for me to write it on Monday, 8 December 2008. I have already tried writing this thread on many occasions but I could never finish it. I would like to write this thread as an attachment to the outstanding Beatles thread that already exists here on the Zeppelin Forum. Words could never explain the feelings that I am feeling deep inside yet there is an emotion that still consumes me every time 8 December comes around the corner. It is indeed, a very sad day that still brings up a very painful memory for me. I don't mean to make this thread sound sad but its the only way that I can write this thread. And now, I ask all of you, my fellow Zeppelin and Beatles fanatics, where were you when John Lennon was Assassinated on 8 December 1980? As for all of my fellow Zeppelin and Beatles fanatics that were not born yet or were too young to remember, how did you feel when you first heard about what happened to John Lennon on 8 December 1980? I'll go first.

It was Monday night, 8 December 1980, in Sacramento, California, that my family, friends and I would all get together at my parents house. I have been out of high school for one year and I had already moved out of my parent's house. It was already the Holidays with Christmas right around the corner. We were all having a splendid time. I was there at my parent's house with my best friend's Tod, Scott, Harold and my girlfriend Donna. Being with my friends and girlfriend at my parents house with my sister Linda, what more could you ask for. ABC'S Monday Night Football was on TV and my father, friends and I were having a ball watching football. Somewhere during the telecast, Howard Cosell, who was hosting Monday Night Football, would make the horrific statement that would shake the whole world to its very foundations. "JOHN LENNON HAD BEEN SHOT OUTSIDE OF HIS DAKOTA APARTMENT IN NEW YORK CITY, JOHN LENNON IS DEAD AT AGE 40." Upon hearing those words, the whole room was dead silent and I quickly excused myself and ran to my old bedroom and locked myself in where I cried for a long time. What do you say about something like this? What can you say?

This coming Monday will be 8 December 2008, 28 years later. The exact Day and Month. This day will be a very sad day for me to remember. Please join me in mourning for a man who was a hell of a lot more than just a musician or an Ex-Beatle. He was a Political Activist, a husband and a father of two sons that no longer have a father. But most of all, JOHN LENNON DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE! This ones for you John Paul George and Ringo. R.I.P. JOHN WINSTON (ONO) LENNON, Born 9 October 1940, Assassinated on 8 December 1980 at age 40. Also R.I.P. GEORGE HARRISON, Born 24 February 1943, Died on 29 November 2001 a age 58. ROCK ON!
bigstick       Double Fantasy 12-8-2008 11:44 AM
I've been coincidentally listening to "Double Fantasy" alot recently. Such a good album..minus the Yoko sing-a-longs.
Danelectro       I was 9 when this happened 12-8-2008 12:09 PM
I was 9 when this happened and will never forget that night. My parents had me at 15, so they were big 60's-'70's rock culture types. Such a tragic loss, right when he was starting to get back to making music...........

Anyway, my life this song always get's me. My brother and I played it on acoustics when our friends ashes were being spread on his parents farm.........RIP John...............
PeterFanForever       BEAUTIFUL BOY 12-8-2008 1:54 PM
I would like to quote the lyrics to one of JOHN LENNON'S most beautiful songs he has ever written. It is from the DOUBLE FANTASY album released in 1980. This is a beautiful song that John had written for his then 5 year old son Sean. The name of the song is "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)." It goes like this:

Words and Music by John Lennon

Close your eyes
Have no fear
The monster's gone
He's on the run and your daddy's here

Beautiful beautiful
Beautiful Boy

Before you go to sleep
Say a little prayer
Every day in every way
It's getting better and better

Beautiful beautiful
Beautiful boy
Out on the ocean sailing away
I can hardly wait
To see you come of age
But I guess we'll both
Just have to be patient
It's a long way to go
A hard row to hoe
Yes it's a long way to go
But in the meantime

Before you cross the street
Take my hand
Life is what happens to you
While you're busy
Making other plans

Beautiful boy
Darling Sean

caroselambra       i live just outside liverpool 12-8-2008 3:08 PM
i drive past john lennon's childhood home every week
i live just outside liverpool
i can remember getting up for college to be told, by my dad, that john lennon had been shot
it didnt mean as much to me then as it does now
you will find many people from that city are not the greatest of beatles fans
they love 'em of course but not in the way outsiders do

strawberry fields and penny lane are places they can see every day
someone even stole the gates from strawberry fields to sell for scrap (they were recovered)

john lennon will always come back and pay a visit - or so we thought
paul mccartney was always attending city events
whats the problem?

BANG john lennon wont be coming back
all the chances we thought we'd have to say hi and wave to him were gone

there is a john lennon airport - i dont agree with that at all - it's not what he was about
there are numerous tour companies that will take you to where george harrison played football and where ringo lived in dingle

how can four people be that important to everyone around the world
i was once in a boat in the middle of south east asia with my first husband

the only words the natives could understand were *the beatles*

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