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I Remember the Day John Lennon Died

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    why must I remember that night clear as day I don't want to that night was terrible why must it be stuck in my mind I can't stop thinking about it why can't I stop
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I missed a day sooo... Day 4: a song that makes you sad- Home by Chris Daughtry Day 5: a song that reminds you of someone- Let Me Hold you Down by Haystack
    thistooshallpassby thistooshallpassby 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    It would be so nice to just be able to stay in bed all day! Especially if it's with someone special, then it's even better c: it would be wonderful to just lay with that special...
    KitKat10198 KitKat10198 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    DAY EIGHTY1- had lunch at the pub2- had hugs with my postman3- was given a kiss and a hug by a stranger4- Archibald was there for me5- I can't live without Jesus love
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    My name is Lexi and I was 19. I was just hanging out with some friends from my old dorm at the university I attend to. At the time I was happy with life, had a boyfriend...
    ScreamingCrayon ScreamingCrayon 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    My 16 year old sister committed suicide 2 days ago, I held her as she died. I recently posted an experience about her on here but deleted it. I was asking for help as she was...
    IndianaRoyals IndianaRoyals 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Not so very long ago. A nice day, by the way, you appeared to me as you walked by. You were beautiful, I said hello to you and you said the same to me. It's not that I didn't know...
    knightedone1 knightedone1 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    and I can't forged the look on her face before they drugged her I remember her last words when I was in the room "I just don't want to die" that's the last memory I have of my mom...
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My story is strange I felt I was sent a message from him he said to me one night that he wanted to listen to the words of John the apostle he was having a mass in heaven he always...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    I had been having a very rough time in the weeks leading up to that day. I was still recovering from my break up with the high school girlfriend but I also moved on enough to...
    oncemoreuntothebreech oncemoreuntothebreech 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    How everyday was a new adventure. How the sun streamed through the window, projecting shadows of giant spiders on the wall. The sun so bright so early and sepia colored at dusk. A...
    zax2 zax2 51-55, M a week ago

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    I've posted here already, but I have to ask- does it ever get better? The comes in waves but I am never rid of the feeling of just utter discontent. It's like I've misplaced...
    kanellos kanellos 22-25, M a week ago

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    How can I express my love for John Green? Words cannot explain my love for his writing! For someone who struggles a lot with reading, I find his books to be written so well and...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F a week ago

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    But I hate the actual Papa John guy. What an *******. I like the pizza a lot. My favorite is their buffalo chicken pizza. It's perfect.
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F Jun 25

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    Many times. When I was 8 someone broke into our house and tried to kill my mother and me. When I was 12 I nearly died of alcohol poisoning because I wanted to see how much I could...
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    I very seldom remember my dreams. As a child I remembered all my dreams and was very excited when I woke up to learn the meanings of them. Then something traumatic happened to me...
    cosmicburst cosmicburst 22-25, F Jun 25

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    MICHAEL JACKSON DIED 6 YEARS FROM THIS DAY RIP, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED <3 <3 <3
    EllaBella9999 EllaBella9999 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    I'm thankful that I got to see him in concert 3 times.. he is the best...my friend Johnny Cash.
    aguy00 aguy00 31-35, M Jun 24

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    It's been over 7 months now since our baby died, and sometimes it feels so fresh and others I feel so guilty, for forgetting that I was pregnant, like I'm forgetting her. I got a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 24

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    i freaking love john mayer ! i am currently learning the fingerstyle version of why georgia why ... !!! retuning my guitar so i can fit the chords and key range to my voice
    coffeedrinker89 coffeedrinker89 26-30, F Jun 23

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    ..eventhough he not just once told me that I was so hard headed and stubborn, that he regret having me and he should have killed me when I was a baby, I still miss him and wishing...
    IchirinNoHana IchirinNoHana 22-25, F Jun 23

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    On this day in history, Coyote died. at 96 years old. My dear grandpa, I will never forget you...
    thehappyrancher thehappyrancher 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    I miss my dad a ton. He died near Father's Day which sucks! Ughhh I hate this feeling.
    DonnaGoldstein DonnaGoldstein 70+, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    Its Fathers day here in America and the roads and stores here are fairly quiet. Just like Mothers day, everyone is out celebrating Fathers day with their father, grandfather or...
    spackle spackle 41-45 Jun 21

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    i was born on the same day as Mr Kennedy ..May 29 ..Makes me proud born on this day ....
    Eshan29 Eshan29 22-25 Jun 21

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    Check out the music of the recent winner of "The Voice" Sawyer Fredericks. He is the closest thing to having John Denver back today!!!!
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F Jun 20

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    and I could. but I don't think the world is ready for my return
    PaulRaptor1849 PaulRaptor1849 16-17, M Jun 19

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    My mother passed away eleven days after I was born. She was born with heart defect stemming from a late 1950's medication. Thanks to the American government’s inaction on the...
    zackmowen zackmowen 26-30, M Jun 19

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    I had a friend he died 1 year ago we were near waterfalls and we went too close and there were no people expect us we were swimming and he was carried by a large wave I searched...
    abhithedude abhithedude 18-21, M Jun 18