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#1 Feesh

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:06 PM

Oh boy...

I was at college in my dorm when my friend Ivan called from home to pass the sad news.
My 1st thought was: who would've ever thought in 1964 that this man would go from pop icon to assassinated martyr? The wild, improbable ride of John Lennon.

#2 nancykind

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:07 PM

was also at college. i remember a girl down the hall was devastated and didn't come out of her room for days.

#3 donna4128

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:09 PM

yeah, i put on the radio in the early morning and was about to get in the shower....the dj's voice was shaking :cry1:

#4 Lemireacle

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:11 PM

My brother and I shared a bedroom, and we were supposed to be sleeping, but listening to football on the radio when we heard.

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#5 In A Silent Way

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:14 PM

Watching Monday Night Football and drinking to the memory of Jim Morrison on his birthday.

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:14 PM

I was watching Monday Night Football. On the following Sunday, there was a moment of silence, I was skating at a rink on Long Island. Everybody stopped skating for a minute, there were lots of moist eyes, and hugging. Innocence was lost, the 80's had begun...

#7 Crayzee

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:14 PM

pretty certain i was watching mnf and got the news from cosell

#8 jen s

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:15 PM

I was watching TV with my grandmother.

I remember feeling bad for my aunt because she would always tell me how the beatles were the best band ever and she was crying.

Her son whom was born in March of '81 is named Michael John -- John after John Lennon

#9 capt_morgan

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:16 PM

i dont remember :undecided:
when did this happen again?

#10 JBetty

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:20 PM

Playing Monopoly, :drinkbeer: :pimp:, and watching the news in a dorm room.
Sat there in stunned silence. Forgot about the game.

#11 capt_morgan

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:21 PM

oh right....30 years ago today....that would have made my 3:dunno:

#12 Feesh

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:22 PM

oh right....30 years ago today....that would have made my 3:dunno:


...and still, you were probably drunk! ;)

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:23 PM

Half of of me was swimming around in my father's nuts, the other half was swimming around up me mummy's ginny.

#14 capt_morgan

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:23 PM

...and still, you were probably drunk! ;)


prolly:undecided:

#15 jen s

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:25 PM

wow feesh, I didn't realize you were that old....:wink:

#16 Feesh

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:27 PM

wow feesh, I didn't realize you were that old....:wink:

What's funny is: I still don't realize I'm that old! :rose:

#17 PieDoh

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:32 PM

I don't remember exactly what I was doing. I think it was a cold grey day and I was already depressed...I was living in an apartment where the roof leaked and the pipes made noise....The heat was sporadic at best and my life was pretty much on "hold"

#18 halfstar

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:34 PM

RC: Is old

#19 jen s

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:34 PM

What's funny is: I still don't realize I'm that old! :rose:


you certainly don't act it! :wink::funny1:

I thought you were closer to my age....maybe 3 / 4 years older.

#20 B. Diddy

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:35 PM

I was 6. I remember them playing John's music on the radio for a week. I didn't really know what it meant, but I knew my Mommy was upset, and that I liked the music they were playing.

#21 capt_morgan

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:35 PM

RC: Is old


not signed.:coffee:

#22 Depends

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:37 PM

RC: Is old


:halfstar: 's "RC:Is Old" joke
[X] Is Getting Old
[ ] Never Gets Old

#23 manzanita stark

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:38 PM

Pulled in the driveway after work to a completely dark house, a bit scary seeing my Dad was a heart patient. Nothing on but the TV all he said to me was "sit down and be quiet, you might want to watch this, some son of a bitch has shot John Lennon."



(Dad was 71:heart:)

#24 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:40 PM

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#25 Feesh

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:43 PM

you certainly don't act it! :wink::funny1:

I thought you were closer to my age....maybe 3 / 4 years older.

I hope I never act my age! :Phishfolk:

#26 halfstar

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:43 PM

RC: Is old


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#27 Depends

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:46 PM

1. bigdaddymalcolm


That is fact...

#28 Slave Self Promoted

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:48 PM

Half of of me was swimming around in my father's nuts, the other half was swimming around up me mummy's ginny.



this.

and i think i'm his reincarnate. cause i'm all peaceful and philosophical and musicy and shit. :funny1:

#29 KtotheP

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:49 PM

I was at home, cleaning up after dinner when across the news came the following.

"There has been a tragedy in Cleveland Ohio tonight as Heavy Metal guitar player Darrell "D1m3b@6" Abbott was murdered on stage at his own concert."
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#30 DancingBearly

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:52 PM

In the radio station at Berlin High playing classical music when it came across the teletype. I was really shocked and made the decision to lock the door and put on the white album. I then patched in to the school intercom system and shared the sad news. I kept playing Beatle albums and left the intercom on but not too loud. I stayed there crying and skipped all my classes. No one came to stop me and I did not get into trouble. I still have all the teletypes.

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:54 PM

i think i'm his reincarnate. cause i'm all peaceful and philosophical and musicy and shit.

#32 manzanita stark

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:56 PM

I hope I never act my age! :Phishfolk:



Always refuse to grow up! It can work!:lol:

#33 insolent cur

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 05:04 PM

i was on a public bus headed north out of eilat, israel.
the news came on the radio in hebrew and, within moments, everyone on the bus was crying.
a truly defining moment in time.
:heart:

#34 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 05:06 PM

"all he was saying, is give peace a chance." :heart:

#35 TEO

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 05:35 PM

Nope

Thinking I probably heard about it in school the next day.

#36 Mama Kel

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 05:59 PM

I was 6 so I'm guessing I was at school? :dunno:

#37 Luna

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 06:30 PM

In the radio station at Berlin High playing classical music when it came across the teletype. I was really shocked and made the decision to lock the door and put on the white album. I then patched in to the school intercom system and shared the sad news. I kept playing Beatle albums and left the intercom on but not too loud. I stayed there crying and skipped all my classes. No one came to stop me and I did not get into trouble. I still have all the teletypes.


Damn thats pretty awesome .. good on you fella :heart:

#38 Arglebargle

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 06:51 PM

I was in fifth grade and I didn't know who he was. I was assigned to read the news that day and thought it would be funny if I called him John Lemon instead of John Lennon. My teacher was not amused. I was a quite the little dick that day. :sad: Not my finest moment.

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 06:52 PM

I was in fifth grade and I didn't know who he was. I was assigned to read the news that day and thought it would be funny if I called him John Lemon instead of John Lennon. My teacher was not amused. I was a quite the little dick that day. :sad: Not my finest moment.


:rolling:

Awesome.

#40 HappieKamper

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 07:11 PM

I was 7 and living on an Army base in Germany. I can't recall any specifics.

#41 Slave Self Promoted

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 07:25 PM

I was 7 and living on an Army base in Germany. I can't recall any specifics.



which army base? i was born on bad hersfeld!

#42 HappieKamper

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 07:36 PM

which army base? i was born on bad hersfeld!

We lived in Friedberg. My brother and sister were born in Nurnberg. I was born in El Paso.

#43 Slave Self Promoted

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 07:38 PM

no shit!! el paso is where i grew up, after a short stint in ft. polk. :mrgreen:

#44 HappieKamper

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 07:41 PM

no shit!! el paso is where i grew up, after a short stint in ft. polk. :mrgreen:

No way! I was born at William Beaumont! hahaha

#45 Slave Self Promoted

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 07:54 PM

it's like our parents' stations were swapped! if they hadn't been, you'd have gone to school with both my sisters. ft. bliss elementary represent!

#46 HappieKamper

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 07:58 PM

hehehe I went to Bad Nauheim elementary.

#47 Raynequeen

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 08:28 PM

in utero

#48 scarfire

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 08:39 PM

was burning a fattie before school on the corner bus stop waiting for the school bus to pick us up and sue butler walked over and told us john lennon had been killed and we were all stunned.

#49 Leda

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 08:49 PM

Living in California w/ my boyfriend Ken (RIP Ken.) We fell asleep w/ the TV on and woke up to Good Morning America, doing (what we thought was just) a John Lennon piece. We watched for several minutes, psyched that GMA was showing all of this cool Beatles footage. At the end of the segment, they flashed on the Dakota and said "and this is the Dakota Building, where John Lennon was shot 'n' killed last night."

:cry1:

We were blown away...so sad. So fucked up. Such a cryin' shame. Truly one of the hugest tragedies in all of rock 'n' roll history.

:heart:


#50 Condormania

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 09:13 PM

I was 4. My mom was sad.