Do you remember John Lennon?

@ljcapps (1926)
United States
January 11, 2007 8:48pm CST
Were you alive and old enough to remember when John Lennon was murdered? What was it like for you, i mean did it affect you personally or did you feel it was more cultural? We're fans of John Lennon and would like to kind of be a part of this history with you.
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@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I do remember and I love John Lennon. I have all the books and everything I could ever save that has an article bout him. My most favorites are the ones that have things he actualy said or recordings of hime talking. I have studied the conspiracies because I saw so much controversey about his murder. How do you feel about that? . He has a myspace dedication page also. I wish he was still here. I wish he would have been able to see the results of Double Fantasy although I feel like he knew. I can talk forever about John. How do you feel about fredericks book? You know Frederick SEAMAN? I hope you will keep this topic going! Thanks for this post.
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@ljcapps (1926)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Thank you for responding! I actually haven't read the book but i will definitely go out and find it now. I've always been interested in the conspiracies myself although i'm only familiar with the one involving his wife. Feel free to elaborate for me, b/c i'd love to hear it!
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• United States
12 Jan 07
The book is shocking and a rough read...be prepared. He has been made to apologize for writing it because Yoko sued him. I have the book.I would like you to tell me what you think after you read it. I think if he had voluntarily at some point confessed it was all lies, it may have been different. It seems very weird to me.
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@ljcapps (1926)
• United States
12 Jan 07
As soon as i can find it, buy it, and pry it out of my wife's hands i'll be happy to come back and tell you what i thought! prying it out of my wife's hands will be the hardest part though.
@puma_nz (1001)
• New Zealand
12 Jan 07
I was born the Year he was killed but I grew up with his Music and his son's Julian & Sean (Shaun) I thought he was a brilliant musician.. My fav is the song "Beautiful Boy" for Shaun
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@ljcapps (1926)
• United States
12 Jan 07
My wife and I were both born in 1980, so we missed the mania, and neither of us had parents that were truly affected by it, so we didn't "get" what it was about until older. Our song too, is Beautiful Boy. We have a little boy who's middle name is sean, (not after above mentioned) but that song is guaranteed to make me cry. I know...grown man, blah blah blah.
@puma_nz (1001)
• New Zealand
12 Jan 07
hehehehe its okay.. My Darling is the same too when he hears the song.. only he changes the name to one of our daughter's..
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@howard96h (11645)
• New York, New York
3 Mar 07
I was visiting a friend that day and was 2 block away when it happened. I went over to see all the news and crowds and it was very sad. Everyone was crying and people lit candles and were singing his songs.
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@ljcapps (1926)
• United States
24 Mar 07
That's pretty amazing. When people describe the way america reacted on the day lennon was shot, it makes me think of the way they reacted when JFK was assasinated.
@kriskros (24)
• India
23 Feb 07
I am too a fan of John Lennon ,but was born in 1981.However I tried to find about the tragic incident in the archives of the newspaper offices,but none were satisfactory. However I found out vast information on the murder,the victim and the murderer on the internet.
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@ljcapps (1926)
• United States
25 Feb 07
The internet is always good for information! I always feel bad though when someone like him is taken out before his time. I wonder what the world would be like if we still had had Kennedy, and John Lennon. But i know there's also a lot of stuff out there that's controversial involving his murder.
• United States
12 Jan 07
The very fact that I don't know what year it was tells you that I don't remember it. lol I don't even know if I was alive when it happened. I have watched a lot of documentaries on John and the Beatles because I love his work. When I saw the memorial to him in Central Park I got a little choked up even though he really wasn't a part of my life or music selections until recently. There is just something about his music that gets to me.
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@ljcapps (1926)
• United States
12 Jan 07
We heard the song "beautiful boy" shortly before our son was born, and that started us. I still cry everytime i hear it just thinking about my own son and his life. Lennon was an inspiration in many ways and it's sad, i think, that so many great people like that get their lives snuffed out so early by the jealousy and greed of others.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
12 Jan 07
I wasn't born yet either but it is interesting hearing and learning about it from others.
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@ljcapps (1926)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I completely agree. I'm always interested in hearing about history from a real person's point of view, and not just the history books from school and college.
@dfinster (3535)
• United States
25 Mar 07
I'm a big Beatles fan and a huge John Lennon fan. I remember coming home from school and hearing it on the news about him getting shot. It was pretty upsetting for me. I can't remember exactly how old I was. I know I was in junior high. I just remember thinking how the musc world wouldn't be the same losing someone like that.
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