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30 Years today Since John Lennon was Shot

  1. barryrutherford profile image75
    barryrutherfordposted 7 years ago

    Wow it has been thirty years since John Lennon was shot outside of the Dakota Apartments in New York.

    How time has flown.  At the time I was living in a house in McMahons Point Sydney.  I was so grief stricken at the time I remember well nearly all Radio Stations playing Lennon songs around the clock.

    Where we you on this historic day in 1980?

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image90
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I was just barely born in March of that same year, so I doubt I understood or even knew who John Lennon was considering I was a baby.  However, from what I do know of him, I know he was a great and influential man.  A man that will probably be forever missed by our American culture, nonetheless.

  2. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    I was 12 years old, living in the same state I'm presently living in. It was a tragic event and I remember it, but at the time, I was still living my childhood out, entering into teenage years. Other things on my mind. hmm

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    It upset me very much...I was in shock for weeks.

  4. barryrutherford profile image75
    barryrutherfordposted 7 years ago

    I was 23 I felt just as old and as wise as I do now if you get my drift.

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I had just turned 24 so I definitely know what you mean smile

    I was in my bedroom playing a board game with a friend. It came on the radio and I thought it was a joke for some reason.

  6. rmcrayne profile image97
    rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

    I was working in a doctor's office.  One of our local EMTs came in the office and told us.  You could just see the shock on his face.  Turns out he and I were the only ones that really cared.  It's still hard to think about.

  7. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    it was a sad, tragic night 30 years ago.. it's still hard.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d8VX8tc … re=related

  8. Wayne K. WIlkins profile image68
    Wayne K. WIlkinsposted 7 years ago

    Truly one of th egreatest legends of all time, would have made a huge impact today if he was still alive. Huge fan of both his music, his writing and his theories.


  9. JillKostow profile image87
    JillKostowposted 7 years ago

    I was 9 months old when John Lennon was shot and didn't have a clue at that time who he was.  But for as long as I can remember I always loved his music.  I have quite a few CDs.  He is my favorite Beatle!!!  I wish he would have been around longer but unfortunatly I can't change the past.  I think his spirit lives on in all of us!!!!!

  10. Patty Inglish, MS profile image94
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago

    I was at a record store on campus. They put a moratorium on all John Lennon music for several days. The owners felt that if you did not buy it while he was alive and appreciate him, you would not buy it from them when he died. The owners felt it was a media circus locally and did not want to mar his memory with materialism. I think the moratorium was for a week.