It Was 25 Years Ago Today ...  

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
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12/8/2005 1:16 am

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It Was 25 Years Ago Today ...

Today is the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's death.

I'm too young to be able to take part in the old standard "where were you when you heard that JFK had been shot?" but I'll never forget hearing about John Lennon's murder.

I was a University student and mornings weren't a good time for me and my fellow undergraduates to catch the news. So, come mid-morning, I was sitting chatting happily with some friends in a ground-floor room of the block I lived in, sipping a cup of coffee (some things never change), when another friend burst in, looking very upset.

He just stood in the doorway, mute. We asked what was wrong and he told us bluntly, "John Lennon's been shot".

Despite the expression on his face, we all thought he was joking. This was impossible, right? Who on Earth would shoot John Lennon?

Eventually, the truth sank in ... and it wasn't hard to notice how subdued the entire campus was for the rest of that day. We had all grown up with the Beatles in the background, we all knew their songs ... we couldn't believe it had ended this way.

I awoke this morning to the news that this all happened 25 years ago and couldn't help feeling an echo of that shock. It's still hard to believe that such a bright flame was extinguished so cruelly.

John Lennon, requiescat in pace


rm_props4us 67M/64F
34 posts
12/8/2005 2:28 am

I was in jr high. I was ditching school and giving a blow job to my bf on top of a hill on a blanket surrounded by sagebrush.

freetime648 52F

12/8/2005 4:08 am

Quiet, my dad introduced me to John Lennon and his music. When he died I cried. I went to my "special" place in the barn with my horse and I cried. I adore this man to this day and no one can ever take John Lennon away from me! He will always be in my heart! Thank you for posting this.

xx FREETIME648 xx

GB_Cple 66M/55F  
3044 posts
12/8/2005 6:53 am

The irony of it all is, that that idiot that shot him did so, as he wanted a claim to fame, and not be a no-body anymore, unfortunatly the press mentions his name every time Lennons name is mentioned, they could have denied him that.

The second irony is that in the prison where the assasin is, there are others too that still hope for a calm to fame, and would like to become "famous" in their small circle for being "The guy that killed the guy, that shot John Lennon!"

I first heard it together with the future Mrs GB, as we were preparing for work, we spent the whole depressing day together driving around London, with the radio on, that being the most featured news item of the day

brightblonde3 58F

12/8/2005 8:27 am

GB Cple makes a sad but very real point. If all you can hope for is fame by murder, how wasted your existence has been.

However, more people still know and respect the name of John Lennon who have long forgotten or never knew the name of the man who stilled his voice.



saddletrampsk 54F

12/8/2005 11:21 am

I still can't believe its been 25 yrs..

rm_SusieQ27 46F
2093 posts
12/9/2005 9:23 pm

Just four words.......Imagine all the people
And another four.......Living life in peace...etc,etc,etc.

I'll bet they have some good gigs up There now. Can you imagine the heavenly choir with John Lennon conducting them? I can, quite clearly. John's right up there now, with the best of them..warbling, Jealous Gu...I love that song.

Luv n stuff, Susie.

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