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I Remember the Day John Lennon Died

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    Kevin Magee's Bar, St. Louis

    There was a break from the football game during which the announcement was made. Maggie started singing "Oh, Darling" and everyone in the whole bar joined her in singing it...I'll never forget that night as long as I live.
    Dragon56 Dragon56 56-60, M Mar 22, 2011

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    Watching the Wheels

    I was 11 yrs old.  I remember seeing it on TV.  I was profoundly sad.  Not sure why.  At 11, what kind of real emotion do you have for someone who was not of your generation even.  I was never into Beetles music.  That came later. ...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F Feb 19, 2008

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    My Birthday

    It was December 8th 1980, i was on my way to school (even my birthday!) it had been snowing, i heard it on the radio, I was gutted, Ironically got Just Like (Starting Over) as a present. 
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F Jun 7, 2010

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    There's A Spaniard In The Works

    I prefer to remember a particular day when John Lennon was alive. He and Yoko made a surprise appearance, with Eric Clapton, at a Blood, Sweat and Tears concert at the University of Toronto's Varsity Stadium. We were prepared for magic in those days, but...
    heavyduty1 heavyduty1 66-70, M 2 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    John Lennon Died Or Was ...

    John Lennon died or was shot down.  On December 1991, I do not know the actual day, or the name of the white man that shot him.  I think is was around the 6th of December, for I had been thinking about my Grandmom, being gone for 11 years, I was in my bedroom reading...
    Windee2gale Windee2gale 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 9, 2008

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    Vivid Memory

    When John was killed I was in middle school and had been a Beatles fan since I was 7 years old.  Oddly enough, "Help" was supposed to be aired on TV late-night and I was waiting for it to come on after the football game, so I had the game on.  I wasn't paying...
    suki1967 suki1967 41-45, F Oct 11, 2009

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    It Was The Same Year My Father Died

    December 9, 1980 was an awful day, I remember crying and crying, and not being able to believe that anyone would want John Lennon dead. He was killed the night before, and I did not know it until the next day. I felt like a Mac truck hit me! I remember crying for his...
    LeisaWolf LeisaWolf 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2010

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    John Lennon Was A Legend Controversial Young And Naive A Killer Was Loose In New York

    Im forever wanting to change that fateful day. Ive sometimes played it in the back of my mind..I was at my grandmothers house watching the tele. As a newscaster broke in to say, John Lennon had died. He had been shot by a man with a gun. Funny how guns do that to people; even...
    gypsygirly gypsygirly 26-30, F Feb 16, 2010

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    The Day John Lennon Died

    What a shock I got when I heard he'd died - found it very hard to swallow.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 May 6, 2012

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    And Probably Always Will....

    I was a young mother, pregnant with my second child.  We lived in a very small , very empty apartment...I was sitting in a lawn chair, listening to my portable radio when I heard the news.  I was completely devastated!!!  Why???? I could not stop asking why...
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2009

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    Very Surreal

    I'll never forget the exact moment I was told. I was getting ready for school in my downstairs bathroom. No one else was up. My cousin, who lived next door, came over as we used to walk together to school. She and everyone else knew how huge a Beatles fan I was. I started liking...
    MacLen MacLen 36-40, F Mar 20, 2008

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    To Be Or Not To Be

    It was grade 12 - we were on our way to see Shakespeare's Hamlet for a school trip (actually Lennon was shot and died the night before) - but my best friend was the biggest John Lennon fan I had ever known - he idolized him, he was his hero. I don't think we had talked much at...
    DeepForest DeepForest 46-50 2 Responses Sep 27, 2010

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    December 8, 1980 Was a Very Sad Day. :(

       I remember hearing about John Lennon's death on the radio.  I was a sophomore in high school at the time.  My older brother was obsessed with The Beatles since he was a toddler, so I was accustomed to hearing Beatles' tunes blaring from his bedroom stereo...
    azpoet5 azpoet5 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2008

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    I'remember The Day John Lennon Died

    yes i remember the day John Lennon died, I believe it was Dec 8, 1980, I was living in California at the time , my gf told me,all i can say is it was senseless why is all i can say,John in his songs always stood for love and peace violence was not in Beatle songs maybe one or two...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M Oct 16, 2011

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    well, let me start by describing the life i had first. My dad was much older than my mom, more like a grandfather. he owned a magazine and that's where my mom met him. we owned...
    ksm93 ksm93 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    1155 days since you died.We miss you every day but Sundays are the worst. 3 years 2 months and it seems like both an eternity and also in a way seems like it happened last week...
    thecowboysdaughter thecowboysdaughter 41-45 3 Responses a week ago

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    I am Maladaptive Daydreamer and I have other anxiety disorders as well. My mom took me to a really ****** therapist and now I don't go to therapy anymore. I don't have friends...
    Invisiblexx Invisiblexx 13-15, F Apr 8

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    Mine actually wasn't awkward at all!!! We were watching Catching Fire at his house because he got the DVD for Christmas and we were watching it in his bed room on his couch. I was...
    StormCloud52 StormCloud52 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I love find old pictures because it's like reliving the moment I remember this day was awesome we where zombies we where playing get the flag I miss my sister and this guy hope one...
    CallMeFaye CallMeFaye 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    This is long and I'm sorry, but writing this was really cathartic. His name was Raymond, but we always called him Ray. Like a Ray of sunshine. He had trouble walking. He needed...
    scsoccer scsoccer 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    my father was a kind person who didn't like to see others in pain he was always doing whatever he could to help out. He died in an accident over two years ago trying do something...
    erasemyexistence93 erasemyexistence93 22-25, M 36 mins ago

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    Happy Easter, everyone! :D Please remember what this day is really about: this is the day that our Lord Jesus has risen from the grave. If you want to think and pray about how...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M Apr 5

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    She called 21 times, you know... Left 12 voicemails.. It haunts me everyday that I look at my old phone and wonder what she said, what she was thinking, how she felt. Maybe if I...
    octoberlovely octoberlovely 16-17, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Who would miss me if I died today? Not many !!!!!! My mum, my 2 teenage daughters and that's about it. My wife? No! My family ? No! My "friends?" No!!!! What a sad indictment to...
    jspiscean jspiscean 46-50, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I don't really remember a time when I haven't experienced suicidal thoughts; they've been flooding my mind on and off for the past few years. It seems natural to say that I never...
    driftingalone driftingalone 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Preterm labor or late miscarriage the term makes it feel like it doesn't validate my sons life. I was 17 weeks along and I felt this pressure out of no where slipping out of my...
    Triztemuneca87 Triztemuneca87 26-30, F Apr 4

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    My grandfather taught me many things before he died he was a great bowler and too this day I bowl like him some days I look up into the nite sky and wonder is he watching my every...
    Normanbosworth49 Normanbosworth49 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    Who remembers Stan Freeberg? Also remembered as "Cecil, the Sea Sick Sea Serpent"? He went to the great comedian in the sky. Guess I'll have to call "John & Marsha" and tell them...
    rfrr56 rfrr56 70+, M 4 Responses Apr 8

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    I was on the way to school on an early November morning, sprinting out of the house running late. I remember the dream I had the night before, seeing my wolf side and telling me...
    TheBloodWolf TheBloodWolf 13-15, M Mar 30

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    My boyfriend recently died November 11th 2014, he was going home from my house and it was a very foggy night. He got on the highway and a 64 year old man got on the wrong side...
    SusanandTravis4ever SusanandTravis4ever 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    "Who Do We Think We Are" (feat. Rick Ross) [Intro: John Legend] Who do we think we are? Baby, tell me, who do we think we are? [Verse 1: John Legend] We can't run out of magic It...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    It's been years since my first breakup. She was my highschool girlfriend, we started dating near the end of my Junior year. She was one year behind me. We dated for almost three...
    Geekdork Geekdork 36-40, M 19 hrs ago

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    I remember when I was happy 2 years ago but I was so caught up in someone who didn't care about me and now lost the person who did :(
    mzgirl mzgirl 22-25, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Call it what he will...dark, lousy, sappy, mediocre, political, etc...I call it bright, inspiring, beautiful, brilliant, etc..... ....L❤️VE his writing...YES I DO!! John...
    Loverofpeace Loverofpeace 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    Hey... I am huge fan of late actor Paul Walker. When he died I felt sad but not devastated but when I saw his new film in the theater I cried my heart out when he said...
    MalavikaPaul MalavikaPaul 18-21 Apr 8

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    This guy I really loved or thought I loved had used me for his own pleasure then dumped me. I had been so co dependent on him that I honestly couldn't imagine a life without him...
    SarahLove00 SarahLove00 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    So I am actually German, but I am currently living in the USA for a year. When I woke up in the morning yesterday, I had about 20 messages. Half of it wished me a happy Easter...
    kaktus28 kaktus28 18-21, F Apr 6

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    Hi dad I only knew you for five years. But then you left. Mum doesn't talk about you much, and the only memories I have are vague, I don't really remember your voice, or details of...
    FabulousUnicorn15 FabulousUnicorn15 13-15, F Apr 14

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    It didn't happen to me, but my best friend had a dream about one of my past lives, with some surprising coincidences. In the dream, she was viewing everything from a blurred...
    Iahmose Iahmose 22-25 2 Responses Mar 28

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    December 7,2001- It was actually night. Newly 9 year old me, my little sister, and my mother were riding in her fiancee's car. A Mercedes I think it was. My mother had finally left...
    ChestnutNAmber ChestnutNAmber 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I remember visiting him and getting york mint patties from him. He was so kind to us. Unfortunately, all of my grandparents died when i was young
    ForeverJashinist ForeverJashinist 18-21, M Apr 15

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    They fought with courage, and died so we could have freedom today. As someone who has lived in both these blessed lands, I am extremely thankful. We will remember them
    Procrastin8 Procrastin8 22-25, M 3 days ago

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