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Dec. 8, 1980 by Helen on 8 December 2005 8:42pm
Rest in Peace, John.
Re: Dec. 8, 1980 by Spursfan on 8 December 2005 9:29pm
I miss you John, sleep well.

I wonder what he would have been like now!

Re: Dec. 8, 1980 by tucsonmike on 8 December 2005 9:32pm
Same sentiment. Can't believe it. 25 years. Since I lived in New York, I remember it all too well. At my sisters place right when the news flash came across, a black cat wandered into her downstairs apartment. She named the cat Dakota. The Dakota Apartment building entrance at Central Park West and 72nd Street is a haunted place for me.

Re: Dec. 8, 1980 by suzulu on 8 December 2005 11:22pm
The radio station, Capital Gold, played Beatles songs all day, from A-Z, in memory of John. Unfortunately I only heard about half an hour this morning, had to go to work. They were on "L" when I left.
Re: Dec. 8, 1980 by sighthound on 9 December 2005 12:33am
I also can't believe that it's been 25 years; we are definitely not young anymore.... No memorials near me so I watched "Imagine" on HBO. I became absolutely outraged that so many of the "indelible" memories I have, the ones you have that you will always be able to recall where you were when you heard, have to do with the American facination with violence - both Kennedys, King and Lennon.

Give Peace a chance!
Re: Dec. 8, 1980 by tucsonmike on 9 December 2005 1:26am
You know Sight, that hits me every so often as well. Many of our American milestones involve violence. I just read the anniversary thing in the Tucson Citizen. Mark David Chapman is up for parole again next October. All of the criminal justice experts said he isn't going anywhere.

It would be nice to give peace a chance. Doesn't seem like much to ask for does it?
Re: Dec. 8, 1980 by jaime on 9 December 2005 5:53am
Re: Dec. 8, 1980 by Tauriel on 9 December 2005 8:56am
Rest in peace, John.

When I went to the US as an exchange student, we (the whole group of 20-30 students) had a 3 day visit of New York. And we also visited the Central Park, of course, and saw the Dakota Apartment building. I didn't have a camera, so I asked one girl to take a picture of me with hers and then send me the picture. She never did, though, so I don't have any pictures of me in New York... :-/
Re: Dec. 8, 1980 by perfectbitch on 9 December 2005 10:35am
I was just pregnant with my first child when this happened and was in a daze for a few hours. Such mixed feelings, joy with the prospect of motherhood and such sadness for the loss of John.

My parents split up around the time the Beatles emerged and I remember rushing to the old Philips valve radio(which I still have) to crank up the volume and sing along. Their early music filled me with such hope and lightened what was a dark time for me. I was lucky enough to see them in January 1964 when I was 11 and the event is still clear in my mind.

I had a dream about John a few months before he died. This suprised me as I'm not one to have celebrity dreams. He was sitting crossed legged under a tree by a stream and was almost shining a golden colour - like Herman Hess's Siddharta. I was concerned for him and made to approach him but Yoko stepped into my path and assured me that he was fine and not to worry. I don't think it holds any significance but a weird dream none the less.

Thank-you John for your art, wit and humour.
Re: Dec. 8, 1980 by Spursfan on 9 December 2005 10:50am
I remember an interview the Beatles gave in some magazine when I was at school and they were asked what they would be doing when they were 40. John said he just couldn't foresee himself past the age of 40....and if I'm right he died two months after his 40th birthday (which was my little girl's 8th birthday, October 9th 1980). I heard about John's death early the following morning, as most of the UK did I think, which was our 9th wedding anniversary (yes it's our 34th today!!!), so there are some significant dates there for us.

You and me are the same age, PB and the Beatles were so significant in our early lives, were they not?

I tend to think that there was so much more to come from John that has now been sadly deleted. The same goes for George who was also so very talented.

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