Post Number: 609
|Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 - 6:42 am: |
Post Number: 610
|Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 - 6:46 am: |
Post Number: 926
|Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 - 7:05 am: |
remember it much to clearly for many reasons
Post Number: 611
|Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 - 7:11 am: |
were you in NY at the time?
Post Number: 927
|Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 - 7:21 am: |
long story, maybe when we meet at a family gathering ;) many reasons... yes, i've been to The Dakota but not at that time.
Post Number: 282
|Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 - 8:05 am: |
I was sitting in my plymouth convertable in New Jersey just the other side of the GW bridge listening to the news on the radio. It was like the world stopped spinning that day.
Post Number: 565
|Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 - 8:36 am: |
IT KNOCKED THE WIND OUT OF ME FOR A WHILE !
JOHN was one of the few HUMANS in the spotlight who was able to veiw the "BIG PICTURE" ! EIN ECHTER MENSCH!
I was SAD for a while______________
Post Number: 216
|Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 - 1:27 pm: |
I was there in NY. City at the 53&3rd rehearsal studio in Manhattan when the News broke out, I was working with Johnny Winter at the time, I remember we all just stood and looked at each other shut our own Amps and hit the street and everyone was looking around at each other crying..it was like the end of the world for every musician, at least it felt that way to all of us and the days that followed and Yoko's request for the moment of silence...it was so sad a time, all the lit candle's, Then I later returned to New York to attend the anniversary of his death and went to Central park to Strawberry fields adjecent from the Penthouse Dakota building where John lived and my friend G.E. Smith he lived on the corner side, I remember someone yelling while I stood there to look up there was Yoko in the window looking down at all of us attending and waving, it was high up but you could tell it was her, anyway a sad time for Her and everyone...here is a few photo's I came across while I was trying to go through and salvage some of my photo's, one is of me at Strawberry fields and a close up of it and the other shows the cloud that hovered over the city that week.
I have every paper and magazine probably on Johns Death and life 2 trunks full to be exact ,enjoy the photo's and give peace a chance
Post Number: 2301
|Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 - 2:39 pm: |
my world was never the same. i met john( he sat in front of me at the little round tables in the middle) at a jerry and merl show at the bottom line in either late 73 or early 74.
the entire audience stood and toasted him. i true life highlight
Post Number: 19
|Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 - 7:28 pm: |
I was 18 and at college in North Carolina watching the Monday Night Football game when Cosell came on and said he'd been shot. I was stunned but then he came back on a few minutes later and said he had died. I recall running down the dorm room hallway screaming that he had been killed. We listened to a lot of Beatles music that week. I had just read the Playboy interview with him the previous week. Still very sad and to think he was only 40 years old.
Post Number: 4190
|Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 - 7:37 pm: |
I was jamming with some friends in Orinda (California). We had just finished a tune when the phone rang. A friend of ours was calling from N.Y. with the news. The only thing I can relate John's death to, insofar as having a universal effect on people, was the JFK assassination. Such a waste.
Post Number: 1137
|Posted on Wednesday, December 09, 2009 - 2:05 am: |
I was working in an operating thestre in the local hospital when I heard the news on the radio at home before I set off, I woke my dad up and told him..he couldn't believe it and neither did the rest of the world.
John Lennon didn't have a label, he wasn't 'King of Pop' or some other music labeled person..he was John Lennon.
Post Number: 1329
|Posted on Wednesday, December 09, 2009 - 11:25 pm: |
I'm one of those mossbacks who DID see The Beatles on 'The Ed Sullivan Show', and it made a lasting impression on me. I grew up with them, saw 'A Hard Day's Night' at the movie theatre, etc.
I still can not put into words my feelings about so utterly senseless a death . . . except I'd love 15 minutes in a room alone with MDC. With a 9# sledgehammer. Or more appropriately, a Maxwell Silverhammer.
Post Number: 438
|Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 1:10 am: |
"A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others."
Author: The Wizard of Oz
Post Number: 217
|Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 5:16 pm: |
I was in between the third and fourth sets at the Queen's Hotel in Peterborough, Ontario. Almost everyone in the bar just got quiet, and went home early.
Post Number: 1068
|Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 9:13 pm: |
There have been a handful of major events that stand out so very strongly in my mind. Probably the first was when Ed Sullivan introduced the Beatles on TV. Another was when I was riding to work with my carpool buddies and one of them saw a newspaper box with the headline that John had died. I still remember how empty I felt.