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: