In memory of John Lennon, December 8, 1980

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    • ctrenta on December 9, 2008 at 3:27 am
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  1. Thanks, John.

    What a sad memory this day brings.

    • RiaD on December 9, 2008 at 5:45 am

    that night with a sick baby (temp 103.6!)& had the (black&white!) TV on, more for company than anything else. the baby was fretting, had woken his sister, so now we had two whiney babies (they’re 17 mo. apart)

    & they broke into the programming with a **BREAKING NEWS**

    we just couldn’t believe it.

    but they took over programming & ran nothing but this story all. night. long.

    i still wonder

    what music did the world lose by one mans irrational act?

  2. Shaharazade was out when I heard the news. When she came home I met her at the car and said (in some kind of anguished voice) “they shot Johnny!” and burst into tears.

    I remember Walter Cronkite leading the news the next evening with the phrase “a man with a guitar”. For all I know, that made me cry too. I don’t remember exactly, just that I cried a lot that week.

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