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    December 8, 1980.

    John Lennon's life was deliberately taken from the world and music.
    "The murder of John Lennon is not an easy subject for many of us to discuss, especially those of us Beatles fans who were alive on the night of the murder and remember all too well what it meant... not just to John's family and the world of music, but the world at large. Everything we knew seemed to change that horrible night …" unknown.
    I was unable to get my tribute up last night. Hopefully later.
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    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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    I heard about it the next morning from a friend of mine in high school. I still haven't gotten over it.
    - Jamie Kowalski

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    I of course wasn't alive at the time, but that doesn't stop one from understanding at least some of the significance of what happened.
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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    It was a Tuesday morning (the 9th, John was killed Monday the 8th) and I got up to get ready for school. My mom was crying, my dad has his arm around her and was red-eyed. They told me and I knew from their reaction that something terrible had happened. I had just turned six. A few months later I bought a poster of John that said John Lennon: 1940-1980.


    Remember that Coward Cosell broke the news on Monday Night Football???

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    Re: December 8, 1980.

    Here is a cool site on John Lennon.
    http://www.joanandstevesjubilantukjo...ks/lennon1.htm
    Styxx

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    The life and death of John Lennon affected many people in so many ways.

    There is no greater tribute to him than the fact that his words, music and deeds are still affecting people 25 years later.

    Peace.
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    A tragedy, all the more ironic in light of his HUGE comeback with Double Fantasy.

    It became very popular to wear a black arm band in those weeks.

    I was 19 or 20 at the time...

    I recall the sense of awe I felt attending the ten minutes of silence at Central Park near The Dakota. Thousands of people craming West Drive between Strawberry Fields and The Lake. Absolute stillness, perfect silence among a crowd of thousands. I've never experienced anything like it since.

    He was still growing as a person. I'm not sure if he had quite made peace with his demons. It was a shame he never got a chance to see it through.

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    Living near Central Park, I will be attending a vigil this evening at Strawberry Fields, which is a memorial sight in the Park across the street from the Dakotas Apartments.

    RIP

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