“Nobody told me there’d be days like these…” Remembering John Lennon.


John Lennon was fatally shot by Mark Chapman at the entryway of his  The Dakota home, in New York City, on this day in 1980, just moments after having returned from the Record Plant Studio. He was sadly pronounced dead on arrival to St. Luke’s Roosevelt hospital. (A week earlier I had celebrated my ninth birthday and was given as a gift my first John Lennon album Double Fantasy. I was devastated.)

When the news report went out very late that 8th of December night the world was stunned and shaken. An amazing outpouring of public grief rang out that night and the days that followed. Music fans around the world had lost an incredible talent. I could honestly continue on in this vain of celebrating the man, the myth and his music, but maybe for another day.

I would like to leave the reader with one of my favourite songs from the album Double Fantasy. It is somewhat ironic because it was suppose to be something of a new start or phase in his life with Yoko and his son(s). He apparently looked healthy and happier than ever before. He had found peace and was looking forward to the future. Unfortunately, he left this world in a horrible way. Please enjoy my tribute to John Lennon with his song “(Just like) Starting Over”.


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10 replies

  1. I have to admit, he wasn’t one of my favorite people, but I give credit where it’s due – a terrific musician.

  2. I remember the alarm set for NPR news and waking to the death of John Lennon and thinking John, Bobby, Martin and john and the world had changed forever, gone were those who “gave peace a chance”

  3. John Lennon was a fascinating man. Tangentially related to this subject is the very interesting history of the Dakota building, which is now most famous for being the place he was assassinated. I might do a blog on it.

  4. Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner and commented:
    I loved the Beatles. They did some terrific music. The recording with this blog is nice. It’s the first time I’ve heard this song.

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