Unforgettable: Assassination of John Lennon

John Lennon Assassination Vigil

Ironically, I was in a recording studio in Washington DC working on what would be my only album as a singer/songwriter when John Lennon was assassinated.   We were in the middle of working on some overdubbing when one of the technicians came in from a break with the news. We immediately quit our session and turned on the television.

TED COPPEL NIGHTLINE REPORT

BBC REPORT 14 HOURS AFTER THE ASSASSINATION

ITN NEWS REPORT

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2 thoughts on “Unforgettable: Assassination of John Lennon

  1. Michael:

    In the early to mid-1980s, I wrote an essay — loosely organized around a stage-play format — about the death of John Lennon.

    His assassination — until the death of John Stewart, 28 years later — had the deepest impact on me as a death of a public figure whom I admired since the assassination of JFK in 1963 and MLK and RFK in 1968.

    I called it A DAY IN THE LIFE: A HEART PLAY.

    I would be glad to share it with you and your readers if we could work out the details.

    Frank W. Kresen
    Proof Positive
    frankkresen@hotmail.com

    1. I’ve always thought it strange that some sources list the date of John Lennon’s death as December 8, 1980, while some others list it as December 9, 1980. The confusion arises because he was shot so close to midnight, EST, and there are differing opinions as to when he was “officially” pronounced dead. In death as in life, controversial to the end. Whichever time or date is correct, no one of my generation will ever forget where they were or what they were doing 33 years ago when they heard the news (“…today, oh boy…”), as with JFK’s assassination or the mind-boggling events of September 11, 2001.

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