toothysmile 50M
12277 posts
12/7/2005 5:11 pm

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It was 25 years ago today.

I remember it so vividly. My first year in the United States. The shock... The denial... The grief that followed...

A life ended. Abruptly. Violently. And much too soon.

John Lennon was by no means a saint. But through his music he touched many lives. Along with three other guys he changed the world as we saw it. And for that I appreciate him. I remember him. And I 'm grateful to him.

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
12/7/2005 5:48 pm

Yes and he is eternal now, he will never be forgotten.

tillerbabe 56F

12/7/2005 5:59 pm

Yeah...never forgotten, (remember..non of us are "Saints")

goddessofbitches 41M/33F

12/7/2005 7:05 pm

That was before I was born...but I still appreciate his music


Always The Bitch

keithcancook 60M
17822 posts
12/7/2005 10:23 pm

I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I first heard the news. I was a huge fan then, and have only grown to love him more as the years have passed.

My 13 yr. old daughter wore black today. She was the one who reminded me of this tragic anniversary. It's been "Beatlemania" all over again around here for 2 years now. Gawd, I am so proud.

(and relieved. I was getting sick of the A-teens, Brittany, and country that she used to listen to several years ago.)

toothysmile 50M
16514 posts
12/7/2005 10:45 pm

yes... how could he? He 's with us, will always be...

yes... saints are not the only ones not forgotten...

~Mandy, baby...
music is timeless. especially good music.

I was a freshman. I was in my dormitory. It was a Monday, I was on my way to the library. And this guy walks by and says "John Lennon 's been shot. He 's dead." I couldn't believe it. I had just bought 'Double fantasy', loved listening to it, was so happy that John had a record after 5 years... I ran back to my room, turned on the radio... It was true!
I was speechless. Just sat there in disbelief.
I 'll never forget that day.

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
12/7/2005 11:36 pm

My mother was a Beatles fan. She always preferred Paul. But I remember weeping in our house that day! Imagine is a classic that haunts me. Same with "Woman".

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toothysmile 50M
16514 posts
12/8/2005 12:47 am

I owe my love for the Beatles to my mother too. I remember her playing their records when I was a kid. It 's the music I grew up with. To be honest I think Paul wrote better music that John, and was a better singer, probably one of the best of all time. The thing is that when these two got together, something inexplicable happened; somehow they got the best out of each other. Their contribution to music is phenomenal, beyond description.

And, yes, 'Imagine' is a true classic.

Efilnikufecin69 47M

12/8/2005 9:58 am

Imagine happens to be one of my favs from him! It is too bad that he left so soon. I was too young to know who he was then, but the days when I was writing music and playing in a band, he had a great influence on my style.

I find it honorable from Yoko that she has given the rights to his private music free and that all proceeds go to support Leukemia patients. A true world hero and representative of peace.

toothysmile 50M
16514 posts
12/8/2005 11:16 pm

Thank you for stopping by. I agree with you...

toothysmile 50M
16514 posts
12/9/2005 4:01 am

just had to try that......

DirtyLilSecret61 55F

12/9/2005 8:54 am

"Imagine" was the theme to my high school senior prom.

I still have all my original Beatles records, and also cherish my "Double Fantasy" album.

Sometimes, I wish it really was true that "all you need is love."


toothysmile 50M
16514 posts
12/9/2005 6:55 pm

you and I have so much in common... ...

toothysmile 50M
16514 posts
12/12/2005 3:25 am

~Oh Candy...
such fond memories. I remember those 45s...
and 'woman' is such a wonderful song...

thank you for stopping by.
thank you for remembering John.

mysteriesofme 44F

3/19/2006 10:40 pm

I love that picture of him

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