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 children, for his woman, for the world.


Now that all these years have passed, I know why they wanted him dead, and I know who ordered him assassinated. I will never ever forget the choking pain of the day my father died, nor the day John Lennon died.


My heart still aches for the fact that John Lennon never got to become an old man!

He had barely lived half his life, and the anger I feel toward those responsible is palpable. I would kill them if I could. I am totally against killing of any kind, but these men, who had John Lennon killed, should die the most horrible deaths you can imagine. There is no hell you can imagine that would be horrible enough to punish them for what and who they took from the world on that horrible night.


Here's a bit of a page on John Lennon:

"The scene outside New York's spooky old Dakota apartment building on the evening of December 8, 1980, was as surreal as it was horrifying. John Lennon, probably the world's most famous rock star, lay semiconscious, hemorrhaging from four flat-tipped bullets blasted into his back. His wife Yoko Ono held his head in her arms and screamed (just like on her early albums).

A few yards away a pudgy young man stood eerily still, peering down into a paperback book. Moments earlier he had dropped into a military firing stance - legs spread for maximum balance, two hands gripping his .38 revolver to steady his aim - and blown away the very best Beatle. Now he leafed lazily through the pages of the one novel even the most chronically stoned and voided-out ninth grader will actually read, J. D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye.

The Dakota doorman shouted at the shooter, Mark David Chapman, "Do you know what you've done?"

"I just shot John Lennon," Chapman replied, accurately enough."


Also, visit Yoko's myspace page for some photos that will show you the real John.





LeisaWolf LeisaWolf
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1 Response Feb 17, 2010

There are a lot of movies, photos and videos you can see of him, and you would know him as well as those of us who were alive when he was. We only knew him through media as well. His art work is interesting as well. Thanks for commenting!