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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 7248
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, December 08, 2008 - 7:44 am:   Edit Post

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Username: white_cloud

Post Number: 530
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Monday, December 08, 2008 - 8:49 am:   Edit Post

Incredible, brings back some very distinct memories - thank you:-)
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Username: 811952

Post Number: 1562
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, December 08, 2008 - 10:45 am:   Edit Post

Thanks, Dave.
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Username: keavin

Post Number: 1526
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Monday, December 08, 2008 - 11:42 am:   Edit Post

i always liked john lennon & his music, our birthdays are a few days apart his being oct9th & mine oct15th. although i cant quite rember what i was doing on that tragic day, but i aquired my 1st and only beloved alembic (old#12)two weeks (dec 28th 1980)after that terrible tragedy!

(Message edited by keavin on December 08, 2008)
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Username: kmh364

Post Number: 2267
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Monday, December 08, 2008 - 2:15 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Dave. I was a senior in HS and learned about it in homeroom the following morning...the principal made it the 1st announcement of the day! Can't believe it's been nearly 30yrs since we lost him...what a terrible waste!
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Username: mike1762

Post Number: 193
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Monday, December 08, 2008 - 2:40 pm:   Edit Post

I was with my mother... driving to Atlanta to go Xmas shopping. I remember the DJ broke in in the middle of a song to make the announcement. They then did a minute of silence. It's one of those memories that still rings very clear. It's an event that can be likened to the Kennedy assassination for a lot of people.
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Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 782
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Monday, December 08, 2008 - 2:40 pm:   Edit Post

I was in a small, upscale club nearby that my friend's father owned and managed at the time. My band had played that weekend and we were loading equipment. I was waiting my turn at pool. The radio DJ announced the news then played Blondie's "The Tide is High." Whenever I hear that song I am hauntingly transported back to that frozen moment.

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." -
-- John Lennon
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 645
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2008 - 1:58 am:   Edit Post

I was working in a surgical operating theatre at my local hospital, when I got up in the morning I was always first up, I remember waking my dad and telling him and then the staff at the unit..the look on all their faces said it all. It seemed like the world was a worse place and was going to get much worser...was I wrong??
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Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 589
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2008 - 2:25 am:   Edit Post

No were certainly NOT wrong

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Username: bsee

Post Number: 2101
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2008 - 11:22 am:   Edit Post

I was within a couple blocks of where it happened while Chapman was waiting and Lennon was on his way home. I went to school on 85th Street on the east side and we were on our way back from a basketball game coming up Central Park West. I think we got back to the school just after 10:30 that night. Of course, there was no indication of anything happening at that point, but it makes it real easy to remember where I was at the time.
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Username: jet_powers

Post Number: 404
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2008 - 1:01 pm:   Edit Post

I was watching the Monday Night Football game when Howard Cosell announced it....

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