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Thursday, December 08, 2005

25 years ago today...

...John Lennon was shot outside his apartment building in New York City.

I remember my Dad telling me about it the next morning after I woke up. I had no idea who Lennon was at the time: at six years old I'd heard of the Beatles but had no idea who made up the band. So I wasn't old enough to know that Lennon was a very famous guy... but I do remember the incredible outpouring of grief that followed.

Anyway, since today it's been a quarter-century since his death, I felt led to make a note about it here. He was a great musician (even though right now I'm hearing "Happy Christmas (War is Over)" about ten times a day now and am coming to grow really tired of it) and if he'd lived a longer life, we would have seen a lot of amazing work come from him, I've come to think.