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37 years ago today ;-( where were you when john lennon was murdered?
Posted by: robfilms
Date: December 08, 2017 01:46PM
i was six months out of law school and working my first full-time legal gig in the enforcement division of the interstate commerce commission in washington, dc.

i heard the sad news while listening to the fantastic local radio station-whfs (w-high fidelity sound).

i cried.

john was by far my favorite beatle.

and you?

be well.

rob
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Re: 37 years ago today ;-( where were you when john lennon was murdered?
Posted by: beagledave
Date: December 08, 2017 02:01PM
I was in high school, heard the news on the radio while having breakfast the next day. Called one of my best friends who was a huge Beatles fan, he had seen the news as well.

How did we survive without the 24 news networks, twitter and texting ;)
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Re: 37 years ago today ;-( where were you when john lennon was murdered?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: December 08, 2017 02:07PM
I was here in NYC. I think I heard the news the next day. I hope Mark David Chapman dies a miserable, lonely death in prison.
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Re: 37 years ago today ;-( where were you when john lennon was murdered?
Posted by: kurtzie
Date: December 08, 2017 02:12PM
I heard it from Howard Cosell on Monday Night Football.
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Re: 37 years ago today ;-( where were you when john lennon was murdered?
Posted by: Acer
Date: December 08, 2017 02:15PM
Woke up to the Top-40 radio DJ speaking in uncharacteristically somber tones. I wasn't quite old enough to appreciate the loss at the time.
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Re: 37 years ago today ;-( where were you when john lennon was murdered?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: December 08, 2017 02:18PM
Morning paper route, my dad told me as I went out of the house



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Re: 37 years ago today ;-( where were you when john lennon was murdered?
Posted by: steve...
Date: December 08, 2017 02:26PM
Heard it at night on KGO radio (San Francisco), which I usually listened to in the evenings. Was a sad night.




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Re: 37 years ago today ;-( where were you when john lennon was murdered?
Posted by: RE:up
Date: December 08, 2017 02:43PM
Late at night, early morning actually, driving home from a gig. Just as I was pulling into my driveway, took out the cassette tape I was listening to and the radio came on . Lennon's music was playing and then the announcer came on, and I heard the news today(Oh Boy).
Sat in my car, stunned, for over an hour listening to his music and the commentary. I wept for him and our world.
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Re: 37 years ago today ;-( where were you when john lennon was murdered?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: December 08, 2017 02:55PM
I was in kindergarten.



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Re: 37 years ago today ;-( where were you when john lennon was murdered?
Posted by: hal
Date: December 08, 2017 03:04PM
I was in class - heard about it when I got home - on campus apts UCSD.

I was about 6-12mo too young to remember the Kennedy murder - this was really my first, 'do you remember where you where when...' moment.



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Re: 37 years ago today ;-( where were you when john lennon was murdered?
Posted by: DP
Date: December 08, 2017 03:25PM
I remember the day but not where I was. The Beatles were long broke up and wasn't particularly impressed with the product the ex-Beatles were producing by 1980. So, yes, it was a shock and a tragedy but that was it.





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Re: 37 years ago today ;-( where were you when john lennon was murdered?
Posted by: Z
Date: December 08, 2017 03:30PM
I was toddling around my parents house.
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Re: 37 years ago today ;-( where were you when john lennon was murdered?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: December 08, 2017 03:45PM
At home watching MNF. A couple of days later it was the last thing I spoke to my step-dad about, as he died a couple of days after that.
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Re: 37 years ago today ;-( where were you when john lennon was murdered?
Posted by: Silencio
Date: December 08, 2017 04:27PM
At home celebrating my 10th birthday and watching Monday Night Football. The sad news really put a damper on all the festivities.
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Re: 37 years ago today ;-( where were you when john lennon was murdered?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: December 08, 2017 04:56PM
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hal
this was really my first, 'do you remember where you where when...' moment.

Me too.

I was putzing around work at Beale AFB.
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Re: 37 years ago today ;-( where were you when john lennon was murdered?
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: December 08, 2017 05:30PM
I was working night security at my university. I stopped by my room, picked up my Walkman (knockoff from TigerDirect) and immediately played John Lennon the rest of the night.



“Live your life, love your life, don’t regret…live, learn and move forward positively.” – CR Johnson
Loving life in Lake Tahoe, CA
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Re: 37 years ago today ;-( where were you when john lennon was murdered?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: December 08, 2017 05:57PM
I was on an assembly line building Buicks. The news of his murder was THE topic of the day on the shop floor. Such a sad, senseless act of violence.



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: 37 years ago today ;-( where were you when john lennon was murdered?
Posted by: wurm
Date: December 08, 2017 06:10PM
A good friend and I were in my parents' basement building a portable DJ console to use in our little sideline record-hop business. We took a break and went upstairs to watch a little Monday Night Football, when Howard shared the news. Needless to say, we were devastated.
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Re: 37 years ago today ;-( where were you when john lennon was murdered?
Posted by: CW2V
Date: December 08, 2017 07:42PM
Time flies:

8 years ago

9 years ago



CW2V
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Re: 37 years ago today ;-( where were you when john lennon was murdered?
Posted by: blooz
Date: December 08, 2017 08:08PM
I was in a rented room, from a guy I worked with in a new job I'd just taken, away from home. Lived there til wife and I found a house.
My college years were bracketed by the assassinations of Medgar Evers and JFK in the beginning, and Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King at the end. I was just really sad and depressed that this insane killing was happening again.



And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
—Friedrich Nietzsche
Western Massachusetts
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Re: 37 years ago today ;-( where were you when john lennon was murdered?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: December 08, 2017 11:49PM
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beagledave
How did we survive without the 24 news networks, twitter and texting ;)

Quite happily, thank you very much.



It is what it is.
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Re: 37 years ago today ;-( where were you when john lennon was murdered?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: December 09, 2017 01:54PM
I was at our recording studio on 30th and 5th Ave in NYC. We had a session in recording tracks and a bunch of us were having a great time hanging out and watching Monday Night Football in the lobby when the news came over the air. Everyone was stunned. The band was so upset that they couldn't continue recording (not that anyone wanted to) so we shut down and everyone went home. A pretty hard night for everyone in NYC and I guess around a lot of the world.



JoeM
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