Friday, December 07, 2007

YOU MAY SAY HE WAS A DREAMER.

I know, I know. Another Beatles-themed post, but I can't help it. I apologize if this bores some of you.

Tomorrow marks the sad tragic anniversary of the death of one half of the greatest songwriting team the world has ever known. I'm talking of course, about John Lennon, shot by a crazed deranged "fan" at the young age of 40. I don't even remember to be honest, as I was but a mere child, unaware of how crazy and insanely violent the world can truly be. As the years went by and I grew to appreciate Lennon's amazing talent, I came to realize what the world truly lost that day. As someone who knows what it's like to lose a loved one to gun violence, I now as an adult fully comprehend the deep sorrow a loss like this can cause. Though I've never been a fan of Yoko, it's hard not to feel terrible for what she had to witness/endure that awful night. So sad, so very f**king sad...

-Amazing radio footage of that night:


-Coverage on Nightline:



-Coverage on the BBC:


-Paul McCartney's seemingly cool reaction, but notice his weeping eyes:


-And finally, one of Lennon's all-time great solo songs:

7 comments:

Bill German said...

i always go to this star next to the capital bldg on the anniv of this death. peace.

M- Filer said...

God, I remember that day like it was yesterday. I barely even knew who he was until that day. Ironically, I would end up living less than one block from the Dakota years later. Almost Everytime I walked by the entrance of that buildingI thought about his horrible death.

Gavin Elster said...

I remember that day. The scan of the N.Y. radio brought the memory back to me. I remember doing just that and scanning the F.M. dial. Nothing but John as far as the ear could hear.

Todd said...

I remember the day. I wondered who would want to kill him and why. He was such a cool guy.

Palm Springs Savant said...

thanks for these links...I spent nearly an hour watching them, and other related Lennon stuff on YouTube!

molly said...

so tragic....
the paul mccartney footage is sad, i hope people didnt interpret it as lack of caring
no one should have to be interrogated the day they learned of an old friends sudden death

kimy said...

strawberry fields forever.... I was away from the mouse and the cyberhood and missed the anniversary of sweet brother john's death.

I remember that day all too well. it was a day where time stood still and I can remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard the news.

imagine - perhaps lennon's greatest gift to us all..... peace