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Old 12-08-2004, 12:51 PM   #16
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Such a sad, sad day.

We miss you John. R.I.P.

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Originally posted by Dr_Macphisto
Is anyone here old enough to remember when he died? What was it like?
It was very sad. I was at home studying for an exam (I was in college back then) when my brother came downstairs and told me that John Lennon had been shot. He found out while watching Monday Night Football.

I stopped studying and turned on the radio and I knew when I started switching stations and everyone was playing Beatles/John Lennon songs that it had to be true.

Miss you John

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I was 11 and I remember it as big shock and a terrible sadness. It still is today. RIP thanks for all the music, you are not forgotton, John!
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Old 12-08-2004, 01:40 PM   #19
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Originally posted by Dr_Macphisto
Is anyone here old enough to remember when he died? What was it like?
I was in college. All my classes were cancelled, such was the grief of the students and the professors.
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Old 12-08-2004, 01:47 PM   #21
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Originally posted by Dr_Macphisto
Is anyone here old enough to remember when he died? What was it like?

I do....I was like 8 and remember it clear as day. I feel soooo old
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Old 12-08-2004, 01:55 PM   #22
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Hard to believe that it has been 24 years to today. He was always my favorite Beatle. May you RIP John.
Into the heart of a child...
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A Fed Ex guy came in today and hafter I signed he asked me what day it was. I thought he needed it for his papers, so I said, "The 8th". He must have seen my Beatles calendar up because then he asked, "Do you know what else today is?" and I said, "Yeah, John Lennon ".
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December sure is a depressing month.
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Old 12-08-2004, 05:44 PM   #25
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I was 13 when he died, and I really don't remember much about it, which is strange because my older brothers were always playing Beatles records when I was growing up and I loved the music. One vivid memory I do have is going to the roller rink with my best friend not too long afterward (it was one of our favorite hangouts) and in addition to the usual music they played back then such as Blondie and Gary Numan, they played "Starting Over," and it just struck me as being incredibly bittersweet.

RIP John. I'm sorry so many people in the world aren't getting your message.
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Old 12-09-2004, 08:18 AM   #26
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the world was a better place because of John. He was a great man with great dreams.

On top of that, his music is timeless.
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Old 12-09-2004, 08:40 AM   #27
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Originally posted by Dr_Macphisto
Is anyone here old enough to remember when he died? What was it like?
Yes, I'll never forget seeing the headline "Ex-Beatle John Lennon Slain". It was an absolute, total nightmare.
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Old 12-09-2004, 12:07 PM   #28
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That had to be awfully bizarre indeed, I'm sure, verte...that's to you what the day after Princess Diana died was like to me-I remember seeing a big headline on the front page of our paper announcing her death, and it just did not seem right.

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I'm sorry so many people in the world aren't getting your message.
I hear that one.

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I was watching Discovery and they had a show called "Rivalry" and John and Paul were featured, also on Croatian TV there was a movie about Beatles's early years, but focusing on John.

Then I realised what the date was...

I'm too young to remember, but I imagine it was something like when Lady Diana died - I remember entering our living room, Mum watching CNN, and she says "Diana's dead." I look at the title "Princess Diana has died" and I thought "What do you mean, died? Did she denounce her title and go into total private life? Can't be dead, she's too young."
Until they showed pictures of the smashed car at the photographers that took pics immediately afterwards instead helping a fellow human.
And then, throughout the day, all those flowers at Buckingham palace and all those people weeping, crying...it was hard to watch. As if the world stopped.

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