Thread: It Was 30 Years Ago Today...

les_paul_sunburst - 12/8/2010 at 10:34 AM

And it still hurts.

We still love you... and we will always miss you John.

We are still moved by...and will always be moved by your incredible music.

You were a true artist in every sense of the word and beneath your sometimes cynical, sardonic personna, there was a fiery intelligence, a brilliant wit, a sensitive heart, and a genuine humanitarian who truly loved humankind and who wanted nothing more than for all of us to someday rise up above our pettiness and start to realize our awesome potential .

War is still over if we want it.

And all we ever need is love...

RIP John Winston Ono Lennon (1940-1980)
















[Edited on 12/8/2010 by les_paul_sunburst]


woodsdweller - 12/8/2010 at 10:55 AM

Light a candle for John tonight...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11926898

Hard to believe it's been 30 years since that fateful night....



[Edited on 12/8/2010 by woodsdweller]


WharfRat - 12/8/2010 at 11:32 AM

Always a rough day for me

Hoping to make it to Strawberry Fields tonight..


rainy - 12/8/2010 at 12:14 PM

My words back then.... OH No .. NO No no no no no no no...... no no no.. it cant be true..Please NO no no... sickening so sad.... such a shame . John is missed by so many. He left so much of himself here in the world, at least we have that and all the memories. We were blessed and changed forever by him..

Imagine


lonomon - 12/8/2010 at 01:13 PM



fanfrom-71 - 12/8/2010 at 01:25 PM

quote:
Light a candle for John tonight...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11926898

Hard to believe it's been 30 years since that fateful night....



[Edited on 12/8/2010 by woodsdweller]
Such an incredible picture. The genius,and the deranged.
Ride in peace John.


Quinn - 12/8/2010 at 01:32 PM

a sad day


gotdrumz - 12/8/2010 at 01:39 PM

I was out in the Mojave, riding my Husqvarna 500 when it came on the radio.

A victim of fame and himself. Very very sad and tragic thing. RIP


dutchoneill - 12/8/2010 at 01:42 PM

Still one of the happy/sad days of my life.

As my wife went into labor with our daughter Lauren, we heard the news, after Lauren was born early in the morning of the 9th of December and I was walking out of the Hospital I heard Strawberry Fields Forever playing from the nurses station.


yankweed1 - 12/8/2010 at 01:48 PM

This is a sad day. sad day indeed!. This is one of the few .very few days in ones life that you remember exactly where you were when you learned the news..Just watched on ESPN a recollection of what went down that night and how Howard Cosell with .03 seconds left in the MNF game announced to the world the tragic and untimely death of John...Hard not to hurt and bring a tear or two to your eyes!! All we are saying is give peace a chance..We miss you MR. Lennon!!


johnj - 12/8/2010 at 01:48 PM

I remember it like it was yesterday. Sad


musicmann - 12/8/2010 at 01:58 PM

Very sad day, and very senseless that so many people feel a void created by a confused kid. I miss the guy....


Bhawk - 12/8/2010 at 02:40 PM

Words are flying out like
endless rain into a paper cup
They slither while they pass
They slip away across the universe
Pools of sorrow waves of joy
are drifting thorough my open mind
Possessing and caressing me

Jai guru deva om
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world

Images of broken light which
dance before me like a million eyes
That call me on and on across the universe
Thoughts meander like a
restless wind inside a letter box
they tumble blindly as
they make their way across the universe

Jai guru deva om
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world

Sounds of laughter shades of life
are ringing through my open ears
exciting and inviting me
Limitless undying love which
shines around me like a million suns
It calls me on and on across the universe

Jai guru deva om
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Jai guru deva
Jai guru deva


michaelsio - 12/8/2010 at 02:58 PM

quote:




x2


Buppalo1 - 12/8/2010 at 03:28 PM

My first trip to the Beacon was maybe the most special weekend of my life. In 2003.
Part of the experience was walking over to Strawberry Fields with a group from here.
If this is to be your first Beacon, I suggest putting such a visit on your itinerary.
Rest in peace John Lennon.


toovakynd - 12/8/2010 at 03:53 PM

Yes, one of those 'where were you' moments.

Me- in the dorm at VT, when somebody came running down the hall yelling "some guy just shot John Lennon!"; I turned onthe radio and Imagine was playing.

To this day, Happy Xmas(war is over) can bring me to tears because of the association with a cold and awful December night.


lolasdeb - 12/8/2010 at 04:40 PM

One of those days where you can remember where you were, what you were doing when you heard the news. Thanks for the music which has been such a great part of the soundtrack to this girls life and rest peacefully, John Lennon.


toovakynd - 12/8/2010 at 10:36 PM

So, I get in the truck to go to lunch and NPR is on. The announcer says "in the middle of all these observations on the anniversary of his death, we thought it would be nice just to hear a whole song by John Lennon."

Bless their hearts, they didn't go for the obvious. They played In My Life, which was the wedding song for Maggie and I. Just sat in my truck and wept for a few minutes.


KWidgeon - 12/8/2010 at 10:40 PM

I remember hearing the bad news like it was yesterday. Everyone I knew was crying. What an incredible legacy.


redspruce26 - 12/8/2010 at 10:43 PM

I was in Selma Al. when i heard the news.Could not belive anybody would want to harm the most peacefull man on earth.Candles are lit,and tears are everywhere,R.I.P. JOHN,you are missed more than you can ever know.Peace all,matt


midnghtrdr69 - 12/8/2010 at 10:47 PM

Just heard a beautiful acoustic version of Imagine.....man, to the guy that did this, well, I just hope he knows what he did. What a shame. Sad day.


jasonvancura - 12/8/2010 at 10:55 PM

It was on my 8th birthday when John Lennon was shot. I can't believe it's been 30 years already!


Heartfixer57 - 12/8/2010 at 11:20 PM

I was with Tommy Talton at The Harvest Moon Saloon in Atlanta that Monday night and we were both very upset by the news. I remember Tommy telling me that night which songs were Lennon's and which were Paul's. He knew alot about the Beatle's music.
Hard to believe it's been 30 years.
Now, where is that AARP application I keep meaning to fill out? Came in the mail last week.


brofan - 12/8/2010 at 11:30 PM

quote:
I was with Tommy Talton at The Harvest Moon Saloon in Atlanta that Monday night and we were both very upset by the news. I remember Tommy telling me that night which songs were Lennon's and which were Paul's. He knew alot about the Beatle's music.
Hard to believe it's been 30 years.
Now, where is that AARP application I keep meaning to fill out? Came in the mail last week.



I've been getting those for 3 years and haven't opened one yet, Tinsley.

God Bless John Lennon.


crazy_fingers - 12/9/2010 at 12:49 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gcdz1IRVoM


sixty8 - 12/9/2010 at 01:44 AM


WharfRat - 12/9/2010 at 02:15 AM

A moment of silence is in order tonight I believe..
At 1050 and 1115.
Sucks that I still feel like crap and cant make it to NYC where I belong


griff - 12/9/2010 at 02:54 AM

I did some work at the Dakota in 1984. I entered the building by retracing John's last steps. When I got inside in front of the old telephone switchboard, I just stopped for a few moments and said a prayer at the spot where John collapsed.
For some of us, the pain of that loss will never go away.


samadams757 - 12/9/2010 at 03:32 AM

I was in my senior year of college, studying for a late term Math exam, stumbled into a friend's room to catch the MNF game. My best friend, a fellow Beatles fan, had just left the room when the announcement was made. I went in search of him to tell him the news ... i will always remember the cold and emptiness of that December ...

God Bless John Lennon


WharfRat - 12/9/2010 at 03:34 AM

quote:
I just stopped for a few moments and said a prayer at the spot where John collapsed.



I do the same whenever I pass by that entryway...


woodsdweller - 12/9/2010 at 03:37 AM

I'm currently listening to the 4-CD Box Set "Lennon Anthology".
Man, what a talent.


WharfRat - 12/9/2010 at 03:40 AM

quote:
I'm currently listening to the 4-CD Box Set "Lennon Anthology".
Man, what a talent.


Very well put together by Yoko.

See, even I can say something good about her sometimes


DougMacKenzie - 12/9/2010 at 03:40 AM

Heard the news from Cosell watching MNF. I remember thinking, "Damn, that's too bad." About a minute later it hit me. I'd only been out of the service for about a year, and my best frined from the serivce had died from cancer the week before. The news completely broke me down. Always a bit of a tough time of the year for me.


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