41 Years.....

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I was a week from graduating college. My life was about to change from that of a kid in school to an adult in the working world. My two roomates and I went to my painting studio on campus and looked at the semester's works, admiring and critiquing. Hard to believe I was done. Now what?

On the way back we heard the news on the car radio. We were all silent for the ride to our apartment. I stood outside and looked at the clear, starry December sky. I was sad and angry knowing that I would have to live in a world where there is no John Lennon.

I looked at the stars. I felt a little better, knowing that he was at peace. I said, "Goodbye, John."
 
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I watched it. I thought it was pretty insightful to how those guys worked/created their songs. A lot of goofing off, which surprised me, but was cool to see. I enjoyed it.
I thought it was quite good, tons of non sense . It makes me wonder how they ever got any work done. Paul does seem to be a bit more in to finishing.

Of course I had not noticed the Anniversary of John’s horrible death was today. I guess we should observe this day but I would just like to remember him.
 
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Dec 1980 ,I was 17 , a senior in my 3rd HS ,goin through 17yr old stuff with my parents (mostly guitar related :lol:)

I recall falling asleep on Monday Night Football and not really finding out 'til I saw the zombie faces at school the next day .
 

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Going to wrap up the doc this week. The collaboration was interesting to see and not just from Paul and John.

I was x-raying a jet a fuel line at the Dayton airport when I heard of John's death. It was a grim moment. I was always a fan, not a huge fan, but a fan nevertheless.
 

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Cool ass Lennon story
Told to me by drummer ,Sandy Gennarro ,when we were on the road with Bo Diddley
Sandy told me he and legendary guitar hired gun , Earl Slick ,were best friends as kids .
So Earl was working on Double Fantasy. As the album wrapped up ,John was gonna throw a listening party at the studio . The musicians involved were allowed to invite a guest ,Earl invited his ol' pal Sandy.
So Sandy said it was all cool , he got to meet Lennon and everything .While there in the studio ,he noticed a Rickenbacker guitar on a stand .He asked John if he could see it , John said ,sure. So Sandy picks it up ,checks it out , strums a little ......then he notices on the back there is a setlist taped ........It's the setlist from CANDLESTICK !!!!! The Beatles last live gig . It's now 1980 and John has kept this on there the whole time . John Lennon may have been a nasty guy at times ...flawed like the rest of us , but dammit, he was not shallow !
 

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If only Yoko had absorbed the bullets that went for John. Things would have been so much better!
 

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Back then, I was just a little kid focused on little kid stuff, but I saw the reaction of people around me to the news of Lennon's death. Now, it's like a little kick in the stomach to read about it, see old videos of the night the news broke, and see people talk about that night.

Sometimes I, like a lot of people, wonder what if...

RIP John
 

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