John Lennon 12/8/1980

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  1. Robert H.

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    Missing John for sure...
     
  2. Tonetele

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    I have fond memories of his music played in a roadside bar in Bali iat "Happy Hour ( 1/2 price drinks). Peaceful.
     
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    Wish he was around right now to put perspective on the Kaos that now surrounds us. He wouldn't be happy. Go back and listen to his interviews. He could have been a complete headcase, but he was a a great soul, not flawless, but he acknowledged it
     
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    Why can’t we give JL a break.”? This topic comes up every year at this time, it seems. And, I see the OP is new, but! Let’s let John rest in peace instead of glorifying or mentioning the horrific crime.

    I’m a huge JL fan, don’t get me wrong! But, I think he deserves threads more about his life than his death.
     
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    McCartney was the music and Lennon was the wit. Without the wit, all you get are Silly Little Love Songs.
    Lennon/McCartney, what a team! Love them both. I listen to the Beatle's Channel on XM everyday and I miss Lennon almost everyday, too.
     
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    My ex wife rang me from Australia. I was in London. She had hung out with the Beatles in the late 60's and was personally upset. (She knew Ringo from before the Beatles having met him at Pontins in 1962)
     
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    Will never forget that day.
    It just seemed so unreal -John, shot?
    The worst kind of irony.
     
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    Yes. Let's celebrate his music, wit and comments. He'd have a lot to say about the state the world is in AND he wouldn't shut up- he'd raise his voice.Most of all, let's remember him for his music.
     
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    At the time I always loved his wit and his passion. I've been listening to Bill Frisell's instrumental versions of JL's songs recently and realised what a fine composer he was as well. Him and George.

     
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    RIP John.

    He was one of my all-time musical heroes.

    "I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one."
     
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    An unnecessary loss.

    Certainly was sad and shocking news.

    RIP John
     
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    I don't want to turn this tribute thread into a negative, ugly debate on who is "better", John Lennon or Elvis......but, while John was, by most accounts, a bitter, angry young man, he channeled his hostility over his mother's death into some of the greatest music (I said SOME OF) ever written. But toward the end of his too short life he dedicated most of his efforts toward making the world a better place.....making people aware of "other" possibilities. Elvis was indeed a significant force in early R&R, and it's sad that he died so young.....but the reality is that Elvis' death was largely of his own doing, due to drugs and lifestyle choices. John's life was snatched away from him and his friends and family by a deranged madman. I mourn the loss of both of them.
    I really want to be respectful to you, blowtorch.....you've written some outstanding comments and posts here (and I will ALWAYS "Like" the ones I admire) but your hostility to almost anything about The Beatles alienates some of us here, and it serves only to shame yourself. Give Peace a Chance, please.
     
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    Just relating my memories of the day.
    Ironic that a Superfan actually did Lennon in
     
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    As far as the "better" thing:

    "Before Elvis, there was nothing"
    J Lennon
     
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    A terrible loss of a hugely important artist.
     
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    I think he would be shocked at some of the crap Ringo and Paul are chucking out.
     
  18. Bones

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    Or had he lived, he may have been chucking out crap as well just like all his contemporaries.
     
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    Agreed. He'd see there's no point to taking the time to craft things anymore; people will buy whatever
     
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    One of my earliest memories is my Mum crying the day he died.

    A flawed but good soul, and a man who really turned me on to music as a youngster.

    Thanks John - your legacy lives.
     
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